The latest projects, news and events at Bowen Collins & Associates.

2017 PSMJ Circle of Excellence Recognition

July 21, 2017

PSMJ Resources, Inc., the premier management consulting firm for the architecture and engineering (A/E) industry, has recently announced that Bowen, Collins & Associates has been included in their 2017 Circle of Excellence. Seventy-three exceptional architecture and engineering firms made it onto the exclusive list this year.

PSMJ’s Circle of Excellence is designed to highlight firms that are successfully managed and demonstrate outstanding achievements in areas such as productivity, overhead management, cash flow, business development, staff growth, and turnover. The Circle of Excellence represents the top 20% of participants in PSMJ’s annual A/E Financial Performance Benchmark Survey.

“The Circle of Excellence is consistently made up of a diverse set of firms that come from all corners of the A/E space. This is hard proof that success isn’t defined by a specific firm size, location, or market niche,” says Frank A. Stasiowski, FAIA, Founder and CEO of PSMJ Resources. “The top-performing firms just think and act differently than the rest of the pack to achieve extraordinary business performance.”

BC&A is honored to be included among such highly-regarded and successful engineering and architectural firms. This recognition reflects the dedication of our staff and the excellent relationships we have built with our clients over the past 20 years.

Draper Trailhead Cleanup Community Service Day

June 8, 2017

Our Draper, Utah team providing some needed beautification and cleanup at the Coyote Hollow Trailhead in Draper, UT. As a local firm largely staffed by people from Utah, we are always looking for ways to participate in efforts to make our area cleaner and even more beautiful.

Career Opportunities: Structural Design and Wastewater/Water Engineers

May 31, 2017

Position Requirements:

Structural Design Engineer (mid -level with license – Engineer III)

Bowen Collins & Associates is looking for a Structural Engineer to design and detail a variety of structures in a multi-discipline civil engineering environment.  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.

Must 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.  Candidate must be able to work independently with a minimum of supervision on normal project assignments and to mentor subordinates in those same skills.  Eventually, candidate is expected to transition into department management and be able to assist in structural marketing activities.

Requires a 4-year degree in Civil or Structural engineering, 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.

Wastewater/Water Engineer

Bowen, Collins & Associates, Inc. is seeking a Mid-Level Wastewater/Water Engineer with a minimum of 5 years of experience in project management, planning, marketing, designing, bidding, construction, and operation of wastewater treatment facilities to join our Boise or Draper office.

The successful candidate for the Wastewater Engineer position should have the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering.
  • Knowledge of the wastewater industry and technology trends, including all aspects of wastewater systems from studies through construction.
  • Understanding of hydraulics and treatment plant processes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and be capable of working efficiently with clients, contractors, regulatory agencies, and internal staff.
  • A current Idaho or Utah PE License or the ability to obtain one within 6 months.

Bowen Collins and Associates is one of the most highly-regarded and well-respected water and wastewater engineering firms in the Intermountain West. We work hard to provide our clients with top-shelf recommendations and products on every project we do. Our standard for quality defines us. Business aside, we are also incredibly proud of the culture for employees we have developed over the past twenty years. A quick look at the photos hanging on the walls of our Draper, Utah office show company funded vacations, group health and wellness challenges, interoffice March Madness, Fantasy Football, and Golf Tournament trophies, employee recognitions for excellence, and ongoing art and service projects all supported by partners and staff at BC&A. Our employee focused culture and opportunities to work on challenging and rewarding projects help make BC&A a great place to work.  

Interested candidates should complete the application found here and return to along with a current resume and cover letter.


Race for the Cure UPDATE

May 16, 2017

The 2017 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was a success for Laurie DeKorver and the Grand Tetons! They raised over $5,000 and recruited 46 teammates to walk/run in the 5K last Saturday. Here is what Laurie had to say about the event: “The walk was awesome! Our team was an amazing group of people comprise d of family, friends, neighbors, Mom’s Club, and co-workers. There were many people there in spirit with us as well and I am so incredibly lucky to have such an amazing, supportive group of people in my life. So many people sending good thoughts, prayers, donating, walking, hugs, text messages – Thank you and love to you all!”

Big, big thanks to all those who donated time, money, and thoughtful words. We are proud of you, Laurie!!!


Sandy City Dry Creek Realignment Project

April 11, 2017

BC&A recently completed the permitting, design, and construction management of a project for the Sandy City Administration Office. The project consisted of five years of environmental permitting, the design of a box culvert, channel design (designed to convey the 100 year storm), and landscape restoration. The project also included coordination with Sandy City public works, public utilities, parks and recreation, and the mayor’s office along with several agencies. This channel realignment is located at the Sandy City SouthTowne Mall, behind REI and adjacent to I-15, and was part of the Monroe Street drive extension into the mall and key to the future development of the mall/city hall area (future Cairns development – downtown Sandy City). We are currently in the planning stages for the next phase of this project.

Thank you to a great team that helped get this project done. This project will be monitored by us for the next eight years (per the US Corps of Engineers regulations) as the vegetation begins to fill in and the site gradually restores itself.