Rick Capka has been named Area Manager – Construction Services in the Seattle office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, planning, engineering and program/construction management organization. In his new position, Capka will be responsible for managing Parsons Brinckerhoff's construction services operations in the Seattle area. The firm is currently involved with several key projects in the region, including a tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
Capka most recently served as a construction manager for Sound Transit, working on several underground construction contracts associated with the University Link light rail in Seattle. Prior to his employment with Sound Transit, he was a resident engineer for Parsons Brinckerhoff, working on the Beacon Hill tunnel and station of Sound Transit's Central Link light rail.
Capka received a B.S. in civil engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and is a licensed professional engineer in Washington. He is a member of the Construction Management Association of America; American Society of Civil Engineers; Society of American Military Engineers; and the Underground Construction Association of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.