Phillip Bowman

Oct. 20, 2015

Phillip Bowman (BS CIV EGR '95) is the new engineer for the city of Moab, Utah. 

He earned a bachelor's degree (1995) in civil engineering at Michigan State University, with an additional environmental engineering option (1995) in his studies.

Bowman and his wife, Ellen, lived in the Denver metro area for more than 15 years before deciding they wanted to move to a smaller community and relocated to Boise, Idaho, in 2013.

“It didn’t take us long to realize that Boise was still a big city,” Bowman said. The couple started to look for job opportunities that would allow them to relocate to an even smaller area.

Bowman has worked as an engineer in both the private and public sectors of engineering. “I’ve worked pretty consistently since college,” he said. “I’ve never changed course too much ... I try to take jobs that give me a chance to round out my experience. I thought this was the right fit for me.”

With the city in the midst of planning a new wastewater treatment plant, as well as a new water tank, Bowman said the job has been keeping him busy.

“The biggest thing I’ve been working with the city manager on is starting to put together master plans for several key infrastructure areas in the city,” he said.

Courtesy of the Moab Times-Independent