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Bowman Consulting Ranked on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms

May 17, 2018 – Chantilly, VA – Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. (Bowman Consulting), one of the nation’s principal engineering firms, announced today it has ranked #179 in Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms. Survey rankings were based on 2017 revenue and the Virginia-based firm has maintained its place among the top 200 for five consecutive years.

Bowman Consulting has capitalized on today’s strong market through organic growth and continues its strategic expansion across various US regions with an emphasis on delivering quality and efficient services. Recent sites include opening an office in Lisle, Illinois focused on providing construction engineering services and a Tucson, Arizona office to represent their mining related services.

“We are pleased to be recognized as a top firm by ENR and attribute our position to loyal clients and the hard work of our dedicated professionals,” said Mike Bruen, Chief Operating Officer of Bowman Consulting. “Our strong workload and exciting prospects encourage our optimism for 2018 and the coming years.”

ENR provides the engineering and construction news, analysis, commentary and data construction industry professionals need to do their jobs more effectively. ENR reports on the top design firms, both architects and engineers, and the top construction companies as well as projects in the United States and around the world.

Bowman Consulting Among Washington Business Journal’s Largest Engineering Firms in Greater D.C.

April 3, 2018 – Chantilly, VA – Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. (Bowman Consulting), a Virginia-based award-winning engineering firm, has ranked as the 11th Largest Engineering Firm in Greater D.C. by the Washington Business Journal. Rankings were based on 2017 metro-area billings and the firm advanced one place over the previous year.

“Our recognition on this list is attributable to our outstanding clients and employees,” said Mike Bruen, Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Bowman Consulting. “The greater D.C. market has been our springboard to national growth and we appreciate everything it has to offer.”

The Washington Business Journal provides breaking business news and relevant industry lists to the Washington, D.C. metro-area as a branch of the American City Business Journals, “the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States.”

Bowman Consulting Announces the Hire of Diana Vaughan as Talent Acquisition Manager

March 22, 2018 – A Virginia native with more than 10 years of experience in talent acquisition engagement across the country, Diana Vaughan brings experience in executive recruiting, talent management, and strategic hiring in the STEM fields. Prior to joining Bowman, Diana was employed by Hillcrest Labs where she was involved in numerous facets of growth and development through the successful acquisition by InterDigital, Inc.

“What drew me to Bowman were their cultural values and commitment to ambitious growth. I’m really looking forward to working with leadership here to identify key talent and strategically build on the Bowman foundation” said Vaughan.

Diana will be spearheading all new hire acquisition efforts, recruiting and on-boarding for the firm, working with hiring managers across each office.

“As Bowman grows, we want to continue to add to our great pool of talent and Diana is the perfect person to do that. She is totally committed to Bowman’s growth and success” said Mike Bruen, Chief Operating Officer.

Diana earned her Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary and is a member of Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Association for Talent Development (ATD). She is an active community volunteer for Arlington Food Assistance Center and the Arlington Regional Master Naturalists.

Bowman Consulting Launches Construction Engineering Group in Lisle, Illinois

March 12, 2018 - Chantilly, VA – Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. (Bowman), a leading provider in the A/E/C industry, has opened a new office in Lisle, Illinois to continue to serve clients in the region. This will be the second office in Illinois, and Bowman’s newly developed Construction Engineering headquarters. The first office, based in Chicago, opened in 2012 and is the core of Bowman’s structural engineering team.

Clients benefit from Bowman’s wide range of services provided throughout the country and can now add construction engineering among those benefits. Leading the way for this growth are two industry experts, Jeff Druckman and Michael Hannemann. Both joined Bowman in January 2018, fully dedicated to the office launch and serving Bowman’s construction engineering client needs. Jeff and Mike bring more than 70 years of combined engineering experience and client services and are well positioned to lead this sector of growth for Bowman.

“The new Lisle office aligns with Bowman’s mission of establishing key regional offices to meet the needs of our clients,” said Michael Bruen, Chief Operating Officer. “In anticipation of multiple capital improvement programs as well as growth of the infrastructure improvement sector , we have opened this office and are setting up to allow our professionals to continue to provide the local and national expertise that all of our clients expect.”

Although focused on construction engineering efforts at this time, future services out of the Lisle office will include design contract plan preparation, engineering studies, a full range of municipal and county engineering services, as well as survey services.

The new office is located at 1001 Warrenville Rd., Suite 110, Lisle, IL 60532.

Bowman Consulting Hires Engineering Team Leader Edward Keohane

February 5, 2018 - Annapolis, MD – Bowman Consulting is pleased to announce today that industry veteran Edward Keohane has joined the Maryland team in its Annapolis office. Mr. Keohane brings more than 20 years of experience in the industry, with 17 of those years focusing on Maryland, and will help grow Bowman’s business and serve clients throughout Maryland. Prior to joining Bowman Consulting, Edward held similar positions at Nobis Engineering, ATCS, and Bohler Engineering.

In addition to being an expert in water resources and roadway design, Mr. Keohane has extensive experience in due diligence/site investigations, zoning and land development, site plan preparation, entitlement, site design, construction documents, grading and drainage plans with utility systems, storm water facility design, erosion and sediment control plans, coordination of municipal and regulatory permit process, Public hearing testimony, implementation and construction of Master Planned Developments, roadway design, Community Infrastructure, and Regional Commercial Centers. While his specialty lies within large scale private projects ranging from residential to commercial/retail work, Mr. Keohane has also managed and designed a wide array of public projects.

“We see tremendous opportunity to grow our business in Maryland and are excited to have a new key member of our leadership team”, said Michael Bruen, Bowman’s Chief Operating Officer. “Ed brings deep experience across multiple market sectors, not just to Annapolis, but to the entire firm. We could not be happier to have him as part of Bowman.”

Mr. Keohane received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida and holds his Professional Engineer’s license in Maryland, Florida and New Hampshire.

Bowman Consulting Named a Top Privately Held Company in the Richmond Area

January 18, 2018 - Richmond, VA – Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. (Bowman), a Virginia-based award - winning engineering firm, premiers its ranking on Richmond BizSense’s Privately Held Companies at #67 out of more than 200 local businesses.

“We are pleased to have placed in the top 100 Richmond area private companies, and hope to continue this positive streak of success throughout 2018 as a team,” said Spencer Francis, Principal and Branch Manager of the Richmond office.

Richmond BizSense is River City’s premier source of business news and information. Rankings were based on the number of 2017 employees.

Bowman Consulting Named a Richmond Bizsense Top Engineering Firm

December 6, 2017 - Richmond, VA – Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. (Bowman), a leading provider in engineering, land surveying and environmental consulting services, announced its ranking on Richmond BizSense’s Top Engineering Firms List.Making headway in seventh place, Bowman’s Richmond office moved up three spots over the previous year.

“We are proud to have grown Bowman’s Richmond office into one of the top 10 in the Richmond metro area in under 10 years of existence,” said Spencer Francis, Principal and Branch Manager of the Richmond office. “It’s rewarding to see our staff members grow in their careers, and develop such a great team environment.We are really clicking on all cylinders, and have a lot of positive momentum heading into 2018.”

Richmond BizSense is River City’s premier source of business news and information. Rankings were based on number of local employees.

Bowman Consulting Among New Jersey’s Top Engineering Firms by NJBIZ

November 1, 2017 - Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd., a Virginia-based award-winning engineering firm, announced today it has been ranked on New Jersey’s Top Engineering Firms List by NJBIZ for the first time.Rankings are based on the number of New Jersey engineers. “We are pleased to be recognized and are committed to continue to grow our presence in New Jersey and expand service to our clients,” said Mike Bruen, Chief Operating Officer.

NJBIZ is the leading business journal in New Jersey reporting on the top firms in business, including engineering, architectural and environmental.It is owned by BridgeTower Media, a provider of business-to-business information as well as research and marketing solutions throughout the United States.

Bowman Consulting Opens an Office in Tucson, Arizona

Bowman Consulting, Ltd., a leading provider in engineering, land surveying and environmental consulting services, announced today the opening of its new office in Tucson, Arizona.Having served the mining industry in Arizona for years, this move will better position Bowman to address the growing needs of the area.

“Opening an office in Tucson was a strategic step toward growing Bowman’s mining related services,” said Troy Peterson, Regional Manager, “In a state that relies heavily on the mining done within its borders, Tucson serves as Arizona’s epicenter for that industry.Bowman’s new location provides not only the opportunity to engage more with future clients, but also provides the needed manpower to staff existing projects.”

The second largest city in Arizona, Tucson boasts a population of 530,000. It is located in Pima County which has a population of 1.01 million.This active city possesses a number of walking paths and outdoor facilities, most notably “The Loop” which is a roughly 130 mile walking and biking network.Tucson is located 108 miles south of Phoenix and 60 miles north of the U.S. – Mexico border.Often referred to as “The Old Pueblo,” Tucson rests deep inside the Sonoran Desert, at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

The new office is located at 3280 E.Hemisphere Loop, Ste. 100, Tucson, Arizona 85706.

Maury Schoolyard Receives Beautification Award

September 27, 2017 - Bowman Consulting is a proud member of the design team for the Maury Schoolyard Initiative which recently received a Beautification Award by the Alexandria Beautification Commission(ABC). The annual awards ceremony held September 27, 2017 in Old Town Alexandria recognized City residents, organizations, and businesses and community groups for their efforts in contributing to the beautification of the City of Alexandria.

The ceremony featured keynote speaker Michael Vergason, of Old Town-based Michael Vergason Landscape Architects.His talk was titled, “Why Beauty?”

Located in the “Rosemont” area of Alexandria, this existing 5.0 acre playground and fields were improved based upon an initiative by the student’s parents attending Matthew Maury Elementary School, located at 600 Russell Road.The “Vision” for the project was based upon many meetings and design charrettes conducted by the parents, the Maury Staff PTA, and Gensler Architects.Once armed with this “Vision”, Bowman was selected as the Engineer of Record for the project along with Land Design, Inc., the selected Landscape Architects.

Bowman guided the Client and Design Team to modify the “Vision” to allow a cost-effective approach to obtain City approvals. Under the tireless leadership of Ms. Sue Setliff of the Maury School PTA, the Design Team developed and submitted a complex Grading Plan to the City for review and processing.The existing school yard suffered from inadequate drainage and the area was plagued with flooding and drainage problems upstream and downstream of the site. The Grading Plan included significant improvements to the existing drainage system and allowed the application to be in compliance with City and State Storm water Management Regulations.Neighborhood gardens and recycled surfaces were also included in the design. Saving existing important trees and other neighborhood elements were critical for the various stakeholders and the school community.

Bowman Consulting Relocates Granby Office to Fraser, Colorado

June 28, 2017 - Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd., a leading provider in engineering, land surveying and environmental consulting services, announced today the relocation of its Granby, Colorado office to Fraser, Colorado.Bowman has provided years of service throughout Grand County, with demonstrated success split evenly between municipal and private developers, and this relocation will enable enhanced interaction with our clients.

“The decision to relocate our Granby office was a strategic step in our business growth strategy,” said Michael Bruen, Chief Operating Officer, “The relocation of the office gives Bowman the ability to serve current and future clients and explore previously untouched markets.”

Named as one of the two fastest growing counties in Colorado by the Department of Local Affairs, Grand County boasts 15,000 residents.Populations nearly double with tourism bringing between 20,000 and 30,000 visitors on busy weekends. At an elevation of 9,000 feet, local outdoor activities include mountain biking, fly fishing, Nordic skiing and snowboarding, with Winter Park Ski Area and Rocky Mountain National park as main attractions. An hour drive from Denver, it is situated next to the Continental Divide.

The new office is now located at 45 County Road 804 #201, P.O. 176, Fraser, Colorado 80442.

Bowman Consulting Wins Award of Excellence from Local Builder Association

June 21, 2017 - Chantilly, VA - Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. (Bowman) announced today its New Jersey offices were among an elite group of builders, remodelers and supporting professionals honored with an Award of Excellence recently by the Metropolitan Builders and Contractors Association of New Jersey at a ceremony at Dolce Hotel in Basking Ridge.The coveted awards recognize some of the best building and remodeling projects in the area. More than 250 people attended the awards ceremony.

Bowman was recognized for Site Design - Multi-Family/Mixed Use Building for Willow Pond Village in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. The project is a 70 unit affordable housing community developed by Ingerman Company LLC.

Bowman also won an award for Site Design – Stormwater Management for Estling Village in Denville, New Jersey. An innovative solution was developed by our team of professionals to satisfy NJDEP, NJ Transit and municipal requirements.Our client for this 100 unit luxury rental apartment project is JMF Properties

On the behalf of Bowman Consulting Group, the awards were accepted by Sean Delany, PE and Paul Winters, PE. “We’re very excited to be recognized by the Metropolitan Builders in their Awards of Excellence program,” said Eric Keller Branch Manager/Vice President of the Cedar Knolls office. “The winners of these awards are chosen by professionals in the building trades from outside the area, so this is recognition by colleagues who understand the industry and reward excellence.”

Bowman Consulting Ranks #171 in ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms

May 10, 2017 - Chantilly, VA - Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. (Bowman), a Virginia-based award-winning engineering firm, announced today it has been ranked #171 in ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms by the Engineering News-Record publication. Rankings were determined based on company-wide revenue and overall annual growth. “Bowman is honored to once again be recognized as one of the top engineering firms in the US. We are poised for continued growth and expanded service to our clients through the national platform we’ve established” said Mike Bruen, Vice President of Bowman Consulting.

Engineering News-Record provides the engineering and construction news, analysis, commentary and data construction industry professionals need to do their jobs more effectively. ENR reports on the top design firms, both architects and engineers, and the top construction companies as well as projects in the United States and around the world.

Bowman Welcomes Jim Robinson to the Jacksonville Team

Jim Robinson comes to Bowman Consulting Group with more than 40 years of professional experience in the civil engineering field.Jim is an Army veteran, a former engineering business owner, and a former Director of Public Works for the City of Jacksonville, Florida.Jim was honored by his peers as both the Young Engineer of the Year and Engineer of the Year in Northeast Florida. He is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville and currently serves on the Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida.

Jim's project experience in Northeast Florida has been broad and multi-disciplinary. Project types have included:

30+ Developments of Regional Impact
Arterial and Interstate Highway widening and safety projects
Technical input and applications for concurrency and mobility fee procedures
Areawide drainage studies and design improvements
Analysis and design of hundreds of traffic signal installations
Major public infrastructure projects including the Duval County Courthouse, Southbank Riverwalk, Trail Ridge Landfill expansion, and initial planning for Coastline Drive and Liberty Street repairs in Jacksonville, Florida

At Bowman, Jim is responsible for engineering activities in the northeast Florida, project and client management, and development of a Florida traffic/transportation practice.Please join us in welcoming Jim to the Bowman team.

Want to get in contact with Jim? You can reach him by email or phone at(904) 556 - 7227!

Bowman Consulting’s Theodore Cassera received the NJIT Edward F.Weston Medal for Professional Achievement

January 10, 2017 – Bowman Consulting announced today Ted Cassera, P.E.was last November’s New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Edward F.Weston Medal for Professional Achievement recipient at the annual fundraising gala, “Celebration 2016”.

The medal, named after a nearly 40-year member of the Board of Trustees, is given “in recognition of alumnus with outstanding personal, professional and civic accomplishments, and exceptional financial and volunteer support of the university through individual gifts and/or leveraging corporate/foundation contributions.” It was one of five honors given out at the black tie event, held at the Pleasantdale Chateau on November 11, 2016 bolstering attendance of typically about 300.

Cassera’s first introduction to surveying and its related field, civil engineering, occurred in high school when his father volunteered him for a job for a local surveyor. While attending NJIT, he went on to become a survey chief and recruit many of his Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers to work on his survey crew. This experience led him and a fraternity brother, Steve DePalma, to switch from mechanical to civil engineering at the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) in their sophomore year.Cassera would go on to serve as the Senior Executive Vice President of Schoor DePalma, for which his old fraternity brother was CEO.His retirement in 2008 did not last long, going on to be hired by Bowman Consulting, as the former Omland Engineering, in 2010.

Cassera has continued to give back to his alma mater.He serves on the Civil and Environmental Department Advisory Board, which he chaired from 2004 until his 2014 appointment to the NCE Board of Visitors.Still involved with Pi Kappa Phi, for which he was president as an undergraduate, he recently served as the chairman of the funding campaign to raise $1 million for a new fraternity house within the on-campus Greek Village established in 2013. Cassera managed the Site Design and Permitting through the Bowman Consulting’s Cedar Knolls office.

In 2006, the Cassera family established a scholarship fund to be given to one individual annually. The current amount of the scholarship is $5,000. In order to qualify, candidates for scholarship must be Civil and Environmental Engineering students interested in a career in Site Design.

Caring about students’ career prospect after college, Cassera helped initiate a Career seminar program to introduce first-year Civil and Environmental Engineering students to the range of specialties and opportunities available. He also advocates for the importance of licensure, which prompted a program to encourage students to take steps toward certification before graduation.

Ted is currently a licensed Professional Engineer and Professional Planner in the state of New Jersey.He is a retired licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and New York. He is currently a member of the American Water Works Association and a volunteer Engineer for the Fairfield Passaic River Flood Study Committee.Former memberships include the National and New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers and the New Jersey Board of Professional Engineers and Licensed Land Surveyors.

The NJIT Edward F. Weston Medal for Professional Achievement complements his other NJIT recognitions: the NJIT Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in 2005 and the NCE Salute to Engineering Excellence Award in 2015.