Century West Hires David Yurs, PE

David Yurs, PE –
Bothell Senior Project Engineer

Century West is excited to welcome David Yurs, PE to our Bothell office!

David Yurs, PE | Senior Project Engineer | Bothell Office

David Yurs is an aviation civil engineer with six years of design and construction experience. He has worked all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond at airports including Seattle-Tacoma, Tri-Cities, Yakima, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Palm Springs. His experience on a wide variety of airfield and landside projects strongly complements the skill set of our growing Puget Sound aviation team. Outside of work, David is mastering the art of barbequing and is an amateur photographer.

Local Collaboration Results in Sunriver’s Newest Roundabout

Long before hiring an engineering consultant, the Sunriver Owner’s Association (SROA) defined the goal of improving the intersection of Abbot Drive and Beaver Drive. The intersection serves as a main entrance into the Sunriver community, including residences, Sunriver Resort and the shops and amenities of the Village at Sunriver.

Combined, the attractions of the Sunriver community bring nearly 2.5 million overnight visitors to the area annually. The existing unsignalized intersection sees significant backups, particularly related to left-turn movements from Beaver Drive to Abbot Drive. The Ponderosa Drive leg of the intersection lacks safe connections for pedestrians coming in from surrounding neighborhoods. SROA’s mission was straightforward: create an attractive, functional intersection with facilities that safely serve all modes of transportation.

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Visit the project website here.

Century West Hires New Grads

Century West is excited to announce the addition of two recent graduates to our team!

Kyle Sonnevil, EIT – Portland Civil Designer

Kyle Sonnevil, EIT | Portland Office

Kyle graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in Spring 2018. Originally from Gold Beach, Oregon, Kyle relocated to the Sellwood area of Portland where he has quick access to the office and everything the city has to offer. Kyle is excited for the opportunity to work on a variety of projects at Century West, and is particularly looking forward to learning more about aviation.





Tyler George, EIT – Bend Civil Designer

Tyler George, EIT | Bend Office 

Tyler recently graduated from Oregon State University in Spring 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys both hunting and fishing. On the weekends he likes to race his street bike at various tracks.





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New Faces at Century West

The second quarter of 2018 has been a busy one at Century West, and we are excited to introduce our team members!

Josh Van Wie, PE – Spokane Project Manager

Josh Van Wie, PE, Project Manager – Spokane Office

Josh recently relocated to our Spokane office from Western Washington where he worked for a firm that specialized in water resources design, planning, and modeling. He previously worked in Texas where he gained significant experience completing site design projects for small commercial and residential developments. A native of Pullman, Washington, Josh decided to make the move back over the Cascades to be closer to family. In his new position at Century West, he is most excited for the opportunity to work with small communities to prepare their capital improvement plans, identify funding, and get projects built.




Rick Nichols – Bend Civil Designer

Rick Nichols, Civil Designer – Bend Office

Rick comes to Century West after several years of working for the Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) as a project manager and civil designer for capital improvement projects. Rick’s notable experience at COID includes the Cline Falls Dam Demolition and River Restoration project, the North Canal Dam fish ladder, and the Siphon Power Piping project. He has more than 20 years of experience working in Central Oregon and is looking forward to supporting a wide variety of municipal and aviation projects.




Kelsey Parpart – Portland Marketing Manager

Kelsey Parpart, Marketing Manager – Portland Office

Kelsey has nearly 10 years of A/E/C marketing experience related to marketing strategy development and implementation, business development, proposal writing and layout, and marketing team management. She is a Certified Professional Services Marketer and is actively involved with the Society for Marketing Professional Services, Oregon Chapter. Kelsey is passionate about creating and maintaining relationships among consultants, clients, and the community that result in strong local projects.




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USDA is investing in Water Infrastructure in City of Newport, Washington

In order to ensure that rural communities have the modern, reliable infrastructure they need to prosper, USDA is investing $256M in 81 Water Infrastructure projects for Rural Communities in 35 states. One of these recipients is Century West client the City of Newport in Pend Oreille County, Washington.

“…The City of Newport will receive $1.43M to replace old pipes, build strong capacity, and improve the water quality for the city’s 2,118 residents.”

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Senior Airport Planner Mike Dane Joins Century West

Century West is pleased to welcome Mike Dane to our Portland office. In his role as Senior Airport Planner, Mike will be responsible for supporting and growing our aviation planning services throughout Oregon.

Mike has 15 years of experience as a community planner on a wide variety of planning and development projects. Specializing in aviation planning, he has over 10 years of experience working with airports throughout the Northwest Mountain Region.

Mike is also an active commercially rated pilot working on his certified flight instructor rating. When he is not working or flying, Mike also likes to watch movies, hike, backpack, camp, and explore the PNW.

Project Manager Ryan Luttmann Joins Century West

Ryan’s 20 years of experience and connection to the region will be instrumental in growing Century West’s Idaho operations.

Century West is pleased to welcome Ryan Luttmann to our Sandpoint office. Ryan will be responsible for managing Century West’s new Sandpoint office and he’ll be instrumental in growing the business in Idaho. In his role as Project Manager, Ryan will be responsible for civil design, project management and business development efforts.

He has 20 years of experience working in both private and public sectors, specializing in the design and review of roadways, transportation plans, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, stormwater plans, utilities, public recreation facilities, and land development.

Ryan graduated from the University of Idaho and has been active in Sandpoint and Bonner County organizations for over a decade. As an Idaho native, Ryan fully enjoys all that the Greater Sandpoint Area has to offer. He and his family spend their summers camping at nearby lakes and rivers, hiking on one of the many trails around town, and paddling their canoe on Sand Creek. Additionally, whenever Ryan has a spare moment, you can usually find him on the handball court, enjoying some friendly (or sometimes more serious) competition. He currently serves as the President Elect of the Rotary Club of Sandpoint.

Spokane County selects Century West Engineering to provide on-call engineering services

Spokane County recently selected Century West Engineering to provide Civil Engineering services for two on-call contracts.

1. Engineering for transportation-related projects. Under this agreement Century West will provide staffing and design support on an as needed basis.

2. Engineering for projects less than $75,000.  This on-call contract will be used for small quick turn around projects for the County for the next 3 years. Examples of project support includes recreation facility design support, parking and minor road way design, and potential sewer and storm water design support and analysis.

Century West Project Wins Engineering Excellence Award

The Port of Portland’s Terminal 4 – Sustainable Stormwater Streets project was recognized at this month’s 2018 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Oregon Engineering Excellence Awards. Century West attended the dinner with the rest of the project team, including GeoEngineers, David Evans and Associates, and the Port of Portland. Century West provided an alternatives analysis for the Marine Terminal 4 entrance road and portions of the internal road network to identify the preferred rehabilitation method for the aging roadways. Learn more about the project.

The project team accepting a 2018 ACEC Honor Award for work on the Port of Portland’s Terminal 4 – Sustainable Stormwater Streets project.


New Year, New Faces – Meet Some of Our Newest Team Members!

Happy New Year! 2017 was a busy year for Century West, allowing us to hire over 15 people. Meet 3 of our newest additions!

Melanie Johansen, PE – Puget Sound Project Manager

Melanie Johansen, PE, Project Manager – Bothell Office

Melanie has over 10 years of civil engineering experience and will be responsible for supporting and growing our services throughout western Washington. Century West is expanding our Puget Sound office capacity and capabilities, her addition to the team will continue the success of our operations. Melanie was born and raised in Michigan, but has made the Seattle area her home for the past 10 years. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, baking, and spending time outdoors hiking and camping.





Joseph Jenkins, PE – Portland Project Engineer

Joseph Jenkins, PE, Project Engineer – Portland Office

Joseph has over 8 years of civil engineering experience in projects ranging from transportation work for cities, counties, and DOTs, to private development and stormwater management facilities. Joseph grew up in the Portland-Metro area, and obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Washington and Portland State University, respectively.  In his free time, Joseph enjoys running and weight lifting; house and yard projects with his husband; tending to his chickens; and being of service to his cats.




Robert Bielaski, PE – Spokane Project Manager

Robert Bielaski, PE, Project Manager – Spokane Office

Rob has over 14 years design experience with projects ranging from transportation and stormwater facilities for municipal clients, to residential and commercial projects for private development clients. In his role as Project Manager, he will be responsible for civil design, project management and business development efforts. Rob recently moved to Spokane from Chicago, IL.  He and his family enjoy biking, hiking, camping, and whitewater rafting.




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