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Career Opportunities – Structural Project Engineer, Water Resources Engineer, Power Distribution Engineer

April 9, 2020

Structural Project Engineer

The majority of these projects will be associated with water and wastewater infrastructure and require the application of general engineering principles to highly indeterminate structures. Projects also include some bridge applications for standard AASHTO vehicles and special equipment. Common materials consist of steel, concrete, masonry, and timber. Most assignments will require a working knowledge of IBC, ACI, ASCE 7, AWWA, and AASHTO design codes as applicable to potable water and wastewater treatment and storage, storm water facilities, large equipment foundations, industrial and maintenance buildings, and office facilities. Familiarity with design in high-seismic conditions is essential. Should be familiar with software currently being used in this effort, which includes Excel, Staad Pro, RAM, Enercalc, AutoCAD, and LEAP applications. Position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to explain and coordinate structural requirements with non-structural members of a project team, including drafting personnel and working under general supervision.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience, and an SE license (16 hr NCEES Exam) in Utah or the ability to obtain such within six months of hire.

Education:

Requires a 4-year degree in Civil or Structural engineering

Benefits offered:
• Paid time off
• Health insurance
• Dental insurance
• Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
• Other types of insurance
• Retirement benefits

Apply method: Email jobs@bowencollins.com

Water Resources/Drainage Engineer

The successful candidate for this position should have the following minimum requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering.
Knowledge of the water resources industry and technology trends, including all aspects of water resource systems from studies through construction. 4-6 years of experience.
Understanding of hydraulics and hydrology.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and be capable of working efficiently with clients, contractors, regulatory agencies, and internal staff.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Proficiency with a variety of hydraulic and hydrologic computer modeling programs.
Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or Micro Station preferred and is a plus.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits offered:
• Paid time off
• Health insurance
• Dental insurance
• Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
• Other types of insurance
• Retirement benefits

Apply method: Email jobs@bowencollins.com

Power Distribution Engineer

Responsibilities:

Design and manage major projects such as new equipment installation, upgrades, etc.
Analyze project requirements, identify and address design parameters, review engineering challenges and ensure solutions are timely and within budget.
Work closely with other engineering disciplines, vendors, local utility company, consultants, corporate personnel, and manage external contractors on installations and maintenance.
Familiarity with electrical safety standards such as NFPA 70E; this includes arc flash studies, providing technical guidance on electrical safe work practices, and training personnel on electrical safety. Creating design specifications and complete all needed documentation. Ensure all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements are observed.
Design and troubleshoot electrical distribution systems, including experience with electrical distribution equipment such as switchgear, distribution transformers, protective relays, motor control centers, motors, adjustable speed drives, and industrial lighting.
Familiarity with PLC programming and energy monitoring software.
Develop and administer site electrical practices, procedures, and preventative maintenance and reliability programs.
Give technical guidance on electrical design and installation for maintenance and production equipment capital projects.

Job Type: Full-time

Project Management:

Project assignments may include planning, designing, materials procurement, project management and project accounting (budgeting, estimating, forecasting). Assist with engineering studies and investigations and in preparation of oral and written reports.
Electrical, software design for automation and safety systems. Maintain project scope/schedule and identify scope creep.
Create documentation such as training documents, program backup, network diagrams, electrical drawings, etc.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
5 + years related job experience.
Designing electrical control system knowledge for automated equipment.
Understanding of relevant electrical requirements and machine safety standards.
Strong technically hands-on oriented engineer with clearly demonstrated experience and a track record of deploying modern power systems.
Understanding of industry trends, direction and standards that guide new technology offerings, and uses technology and market intelligence to provide strategic recommendations on initiatives to achieve business objectives.
Good mechanical aptitude and knowledge.
Critical thinking with exceptional problem solving skills, able to work independently and in team environments.
Proactive, resourceful & highly motivated with good communication skills and ability to work in high output environment.

Benefits offered:
• Paid time off
• Health insurance
• Dental insurance
• Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
• Other types of insurance
• Retirement benefits

Apply method: Email jobs@bowencollins.com

 

COVID-19

March 30, 2020

Coronavirus is on everyone’s mind with the effects being felt around the world. We are all concerned for the health and safety of our family, friends, and colleagues. Please know that we’re taking all necessary measures to safeguard our staff and the communities we live in, including following all recommended best practices regarding social distancing.

You may have concerns about how this might affect our work for you. Our staff is mostly working from home, except in those instances where we need to maintain staff on critical projects. Our Boise office is under a mandatory three-week shut down ordered by the Governor of Idaho, and our Draper office is currently practicing the Stay Safe, Stay Home order by Salt Lake County. As of Monday, March 30th our Draper and Boise employees are working remotely from home. Our services, commitment to our clients, and project support remain the same as our employees have full access to projects and computer software.

Although we’re doing our best to serve each of our clients in a timely manner, you may find the schedule of your project affected. During this time our staff may be contacted by directly dialing their cell phone or by dialing their office number which is set up to connect to them wherever they may be.

We greatly appreciate your support and understanding during this difficult time. We hope you will stay safe as we work through this challenging situation.

Bowen Collins and Associates

Seismic Inspections due to Earthquake

March 30, 2020

On March 18th the Salt Lake Valley experienced a 5.7 earthquake. If you have concerns about seismic stability for your older structures, our structural engineers can conduct an inspection and provide you with an analysis. We also specialize in seismic design and retrofitting for non-structural building elements, including HVAC, electrical and plumbing elements. Please call us to schedule an inspection or speak with one of our structural engineers.

Moab Water Reclamation Facility Wins Honor Award from Utah – ACEC

December 6, 2019

Bowen Collins & Associates was recently awarded an Honor Award from the Utah chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies. This award is given to engineering firms that demonstrate excellence in their particular fields of engineering.

Each year a distinguished panel of judges representing a cross section of industry, government, academia and media, assemble to rank the submissions. Projects are rated on the basis of uniqueness and innovative applications; future value to the engineering profession; perception by the public; social, economic, and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of client/owner’s needs, including schedule and budget.

See our previous post about the Moab Reclamation Facility ribbon cutting event for more information on this awesome project.

BC&A Receives “Utah’s Top Workplaces” Recognition from the Salt Lake Tribune

November 19, 2019

We are so excited to announce that Bowen Collins & Associates has been recognized by the Salt Lake Tribune as one of Utah’s Top Workplaces (small businesses) in 2019. What’s most rewarding about this recognition is that this honor is decided by employees. Doug Claffey, founder of Energage (research partner with the Salt Lake Tribune) says, “top workplaces puts the employee at the center of things, and focuses on creating the right environment to unleash potential and inspire performance.” The survey which ultimately decides which businesses will be deemed one of Utah’s top workplaces asks employees to comment on issues such as company culture, connection, engagement, and leadership. At BC&A, employees are family, and the emphasis we place on creating a healthy and encouraging workplace environment is shown by receiving this great recognition.

To read more about how the Tribune compiles data to recognize Utah’s top workplaces, visit: https://www.sltrib.com/news/2019/11/09/how-utahs-top-workplaces/