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Apr 23, 2014

The Greenbusch Group



The Greenbusch Group promoted Adam Jenkins and Rami Kaur to partner. Jenkins will be chief operating officer. He will work on client relations, business development, project scheduling, forecasting and office technology. Kaur will be chief financial officer. She will oversee accounting and financial reporting, and lead the human resources department. Greenbusch provides acoustical and vibration consulting, mechanical engineering, audio/video technology consulting, vertical transportation design and commissioning services.

SCJ Alliance




SCJ Alliance hired Tyrell Bradley, Patrick Holm and Josh Brannin as project engineers. Bradley has six years of experience in the transportation and civil engineering field, most recently with Skillings Connolly. Holm has more than six years of experience in project management, civil engineering and construction administration. He previously worked at PacLand. Brannin has eight years of civil engineering experience, with an emphasis on stormwater, transportation and design/build projects. He previously worked at PacLand. SCJ provides transportation planning and design, civil engineering, and land use/environmental planning.





Sparling hired Tara Yost, Gaye Jones and Giona Muniz as administrative staff in its Lynnwood office. Yost has five years of experience. As studio coordinator, she provides support to studio principals and works on major project administration. Jones and Muniz work in reception and administrative support. Sparling is an electrical, technology, audiovisual, acoustical and lighting design firm, with offices also in Portland and San Diego.



BergerABAM hired Nelson Holmberg in the Vancouver office as a senior public involvement project manager. Holmberg has more than 20 years of experience in public relations and strategic communications, and nearly 30 years of experience working in and around the media. He has focused on communications and community outreach programs and crisis communications. Most recently, he was executive director at the Port of Woodland.

HDJ Design Group




HDJ Design Group hired Brenda Michel as a marketing/administrative assistant and Justin Koeberle as a survey party chief in its Vancouver headquarters. In Walla Walla, it hired Mark Wendover as a survey party chief. Michel has 20 years of experience in engineering design and will help market to clients in the Northwest. Koeberle has more than 10 years of survey experience in Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. Wendover has more than eight years of land survey experience, including establishing GPS and conventional survey control networks. HDJ is an engineering, planning, land survey and landscape architecture firm. It also has an office in the Tri-Cities.

Apr 16, 2014

Hargis Engineers












Hargis Engineers promoted Erik Stearns and Phil Radics to principal, Brian Cawley to senior associate, and Rawley Reeser, Ryan Callahan, Zachary Clem, Chris Skiles, David Bultez, Shane Fischer, Doug Svee and Joseph Llona to associate. Stearns has 22 years of electrical engineering experience with higher education, municipal, federal, military, high-technology and commercial projects. Radics has 25 years of experience in consulting to Fortune 500 and 1000 companies. He works in telecommunications and electronics security, and serves enterprise and campus-oriented projects. Cawley has nine years of mechanical engineering experience on academic, institutional and high-tech projects. Reeser, a mechanical engineer, and Callahan, an electrical engineer, are providing services for Nordstrom. Clem has a background in telecommunications systems and works on financial, retail and high-tech facilities. Skiles works on technology-enriched projects on local, regional and international scales. Bultez, a telecom and electronic security specialist, supports K-12, institutional and commercial high-tech clients as a consultant lead. Fischer focuses on integrating telecom systems. Svee uses his knowledge of electrical and lighting systems on educational, health care, correctional and commercial projects. Llona has 30 years of industry experience. He leads mechanical engineering for academic, government, military and mission-critical projects, and specializes in central heating and cooling plants. Seattle-based Hargis provides mechanical, electrical, telecom and electronic security services.

EHS Design


Seattle-based EHS Design hired Anna Ratkoviak as an interior designer. Ratkoviak has experience in interior and production design. She holds a bachelor's degree in interior design from Washington State University. EHS provides architecture, interior design, space planning and strategic facilities planning.

Wood Harbinger


Bellevue-based Wood Harbinger hired John Bartelink as director of technology consulting. Bartelink has more than 20 years of experience in technology and software systems. He has worked at NBBJ and CollinsWoerman, and most recently was with BlackPoint IT Services. He will determine what technology services Wood Harbinger will offer clients.

Trindera Engineering


Trindera Engineering hired Curtis Gillespie as an electrical project engineer. Gillespie has more than 14 years of experience in business information systems, electrical design, systems development and AutoCAD design. Most recently, he was project engineer for Engineered Control Systems in Spokane. He will work on industrial, manufacturing and material handling projects. Trindera is an electrical and control systems engineering and consulting firm based in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.



PacLand hired Jason Jacobson as a project engineer in its Olympia headquarters. He has more than 10 years of experience with water and wastewater civil engineering. PacLand provides engineering and planning services.

Project Groundwork

Heather Ostenson, Project Groundwork's founding principal engineer, is leaving the firm to explore opportunities outside of the site design field. Project Groundwork said she has helped build its reputation since it was founded in 2007. Ostenson's work has focused on recreation, streetscapes and livable neighborhoods. With her departure, the firm will focus more on site design, landscape architecture and community planning, and will continue to offer design, planning, entitlement support and construction observation services. It will team with other firms on civil engineering.

The Blueline Group

The Blueline Group hired Jason McArdel as an engineer/inspector, Lee Tomkins as a CAD technician and Maggie Jones as marketing coordinator. McArdel has eight years of experience in geotechnical engineering and public works construction, and will work on public projects. Tomkins will use drafting in Civil 3d for residential, commercial and public projects. Jones will coordinate business development and marketing. Blueline provides civil engineering and planning services.


McMillen hired Kelly Tilford as a senior hydropower consultant in its Boise office. Tilford has 30 years of experience in hydro engineering and construction. He will manage projects to strengthen McMillen's presence in hydroelectric design and construction in the western United States, Alaska and Canada. McMillen provides environmental and natural resources, engineering and construction services. It also has offices in Seattle, Vancouver and Bellingham; Portland; Wasilla, Alaska; and Kelowna, B.C.

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