Parametrix to Provide Engineering Services for King County Transit System Electrification


Seattle, WA – King County Metro Transit (Metro) has selected Parametrix to provide engineering and related services for the agency’s transit system electrification plan. Metro operates the seventh largest fleet in the United States, consisting of nearly 1,500 diesel-hybrid, battery electric, and trolley buses. The agency plans to have a zero-emission fleet no later than 2040. Metro will formalize their transit electrification plan to provide more inclusive and equitable transit access and ensure consensus within the organization and between agency partners throughout the entire service area.From 2016 to 2020, Parametrix worked with Metro to begin implementation of a battery electric bus program, which was a fundamental effort toward realizing the county’s zero-emission fleet goals. Project partners include Coffman Engineers, Concord Engineering, DKS Associates, Glumac, HDR, HWA GeoSciences, Integrated Design Enginee...

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Jun Audar Rejoins Parametrix


Seattle, WA – Jun Audar has rejoined Parametrix as a Senior Designer based in Seattle, WA. He has over 20 years of engineering experience specializing in CADD support for roadway, rail, bridges, and wastewater treatment projects.Audar rejoins Parametrix from WSP USA where he served as a Senior Supervising CADD Designer. He was previously with Parametrix from 2004 to 2007. His project experience includes the Sound Transit’s Central Link Light Rail, Washington State Department of Transportation’s SR 520 Bridge Program, and the City of Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Program.At Parametrix, Audar joins the firm’s Puget Sound region transportation team, working on projects for the Washington State Department of Transportation and other public agencies.About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, and environmental s...

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Parametrix Ranked #6 Best Company to Work for in Oregon


Portland, OR – Engineering, Planning, and Environmental Sciences firm, Parametrix, has been ranked the number six best large company to work for in Oregon by Oregon Business. Large companies are those that have 100 or more employees in Oregon. 285 companies participated in this year’s survey.The ranking is based upon employee survey responses, which includes questions about work environment, management and communications, decision-making and trust, career development and learning, and benefits and compensation.Parametrix has Oregon offices in Portland and Bend, which consist of over 100 employee-owners providing services in transportation, environmental science, water, community building, and land surveying. As a 100% employee-owned firm, all employee-owners participate in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. The firm places an emphasis on work/life balance, provides opportunities for growth, and gives employee-owners the ch...

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Parametrix and LYT Partner to Provide Smart Technology Solutions for More Livable Communities


Seattle, WA – Parametrix, an established planning, engineering, technology, and management consultancy company based in Seattle, entered into an agreement to deliver smart technology solutions for more livable communities using LYT’s cloud-based smart traffic solutions. LYT’s traffic management platform, called LYT.speed, works with existing infrastructure and algorithms to efficiently manage traffic flow in the cloud. The platform will complement Parametrix’s approach to smart and livable communities through emergency vehicle preemption, transit signal priority, and real-time signal status. The LYT.speed platform comprises LYT.emergency, the next-generation Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP), and LYT.transit, the next-generation Transit Signal Priority (TSP) solutions. Both solutions produce a consistent and reliable green light for every transit or emergency vehicle more affordably than other products on the...

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Fred Young Joins Parametrix


Seattle, WA – Fred Young has joined Parametrix as a Senior Planner based in Seattle, WA. He has over 20 years of experience working on public projects that enhance the livability of communities.Fred comes to Parametrix from Alta Planning + Design where he recently served as Managing Director for Southeast Asia. Based in Vietnam for the past four years, his clients included Singapore Land Transport Authority, The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and government agencies in Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong. Prior to his assignment in Asia, Fred led Alta’s office in Seattle and worked throughout the Puget Sound region, the Midwest, Alaska, and western Canada. His work focuses on active transportation and spans a range of project types including city-wide planning, complete streets planning and design, access to transit, trails, wayfinding, bike share, and developing context appropriate design guidelines.Fred r...

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Parametrix and Derq Partner to Provide Smart Technology Solutions to More Livable Communities


Seattle, WA – Parametrix, an established planning, engineering, technology, and management consultancy company based in Seattle, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver smart technology solutions for more livable communities using Derq’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology platform.Derq’s award-winning platform, powered by patented AI technologies and predictive analytics, is helping to eliminate crashes, save lives, and create safer and smarter roadways. The platform also powers connected and autonomous vehicle solutions which will complement Parametrix’s approach to plan, design, and implement safer and smarter connected and autonomous corridors. “A key objective at Parametrix is to help communities enhance mobility, safety, and sustainability. Through our strategic partnership with Derq, we provide our clients with unique AI technologies for advanced predictive analytics, connect...

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Ty Tadano, PE Joins Parametrix


Puyallup, WA – Ty Tadano, PE has joined Parametrix as a Senior Engineer based out of Puyallup, WA. He has 20 years of experience as a civil engineer, specializing in water and wastewater infrastructure.Tadano comes to Parametrix from Murraysmith. He has served as a project manager and technical lead for various water and wastewater projects, including pipeline, pump station, and treatment plant maintenance design projects. He has worked on over 30 pump station design projects located throughout Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada. He has also performed condition assessments for approximately 65 pump stations.His local project experience includes the City of Renton’s Downtown Utility Improvement Project, Skagit County Public Utility District’s Little Mountain Road Waterline, and City of Lynnwood’s Thickened Waste Activated Sludge and Return Activated Sludge Equipment Replacement.At Parametrix, Tadano joi...

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Parametrix Hires Director of Salmon Recovery, Steve Seville, PE


Seattle, WA – Steve Seville, PE has joined Parametrix as Director of Salmon Recovery. He will be based out of the firm’s Seattle office, leading the firm’s salmon recovery and fish passage efforts. Seville has 25 years of experience as a civil engineer, specializing in the development and implementation of habitat restoration programs, projects, and mitigation designs. He has led programs that targeted fish passage and enhancement of environments to connect historic floodplains throughout the Western United States. He comes to Parametrix from David Evans and Associates where he served as Vice President. His project experience includes serving as Stream Design Program Lead for the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Olympic Region Fish Barrier Removals. He has also worked with local governments and fish enhancement groups to design and construct stream habitat enhancement projects.At Parametrix, Sev...

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Parametrix Selects Daryl Wendle as Director of Business Development


Seattle, WA – Daryl Wendle has been selected to lead business development firmwide at Parametrix. Wendle is a Principal Consultant who has been with Parametrix for over 25 years. Most recently, he led Parametrix’s national transit practice and will continue to be involved in major projects. His career has focused on the strategic development of major transportation programs in urban areas. His project experience includes major bridges, light rail, bus rapid transit, highway, and ferry/multimodal terminal projects in Oregon, Washington, and Utah. About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, and environmental sciences. We are comprised of 500 employee-owners serving our clients from locations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, New Mexico, and Nevada. Parametrix has been named one of Washington and Oregon’s 100 Best Companies to Work for.Conn...

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Parametrix Adds Six New Surveyors in Washington and Oregon


Seattle, WA – Parametrix has hired six new surveyors to join the firm’s Seattle, Puyallup, and Bremerton, Washington; and Portland and Bend, Oregon offices. Steve McCaskey, PLS joins the firm’s Seattle office as a Surveying Supervisor, leading our Puget Sound survey group. He has 23 years of land surveying experience. McCaskey previously worked at Parametrix from 2009 to 2015, leading our Seattle survey practice. He returns to Parametrix from Encompass where he oversaw the survey department, focused on private clients performing records of survey, platting, American Land Title Association (ALTA) surveys, boundary line adjustment (BLA) surveys, and construction staking. Chris Robinson, PS, CFedS joins the firm’s Portland office as Surveying Supervisor. He has 15 years of experience in land surveying, including boundary resolution, platting, and overall project management. He comes to Parametrix from Westlake C...

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