Primera is pleased to announce the promotion of Amanda Beck Larkin, PE, CET, CFPS to Design Process Group Manager. Amanda is Primera’s leading fire protection and life safety engineer who is passionate about saving lives. Amanda has embraced our values, led countless projects, and developed and mentored junior engineers. In her newly expanded role, not only will she continue leading our fire protection/life safety efforts, but she will also be responsible for the management of our BIM and project coordinator teams. This includes the overall planning, monitoring, and implementation of the design process and quality improvements for the Buildings division, as well as collaboration across all our divisions for consistency.
Amanda is currently working to complete her Master’s in fire protection engineering from California Polytechnic State University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University and is a certified fire protection specialist and certified in fire protection engineering technology water-based systems layout. With nearly 15 years of experience, Amanda has spent the last 11 years at Primera protecting people, facilities, and systems. She is an expert at the engineering, design and construction administration of fire protection and life safety systems for institutional, educational, healthcare, commercial, residential, and light industrial facilities.
“We are pleased to recognize Amanda’s commitment to Primera, our extraordinary client base, and to the development of her fellow colleagues,” said Ken Panucci, Senior Vice President and Buildings Division Manager. “With an at-your-service attitude, she specializes in keeping our clients happy by ensuring people’s safety. We are proud to now have Amanda leading our design process for the division, ensuring that all our projects meet superior standards.”
Founded in 1987, Primera is a full-service, certified woman owned (WBE) engineering design and consulting firm offering a wide range of professional services centered around four major areas of expertise: Buildings, Transportation, Utilities, and Business Consulting. Primera’s core service offerings include a wide range of professional services in the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, plumbing (M/E/P), structural, civil, and telecommunications engineering, as well as commissioning, energy, architecture, sustainability, life safety, lighting, transportation, natural gas, power delivery, project and construction management, and business consulting services.