Steven Bowser, PE, a former Navy civil engineer with nearly 25 years of experience, has joined Gannett Fleming as a federal market program manager. He will focus on developing and maintaining relationships with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies.
“Steven’s understanding of the needs and responsibilities throughout the Navy and Marine Corps combined with Gannett Fleming’s multidisciplinary capabilities allows for a more holistic approach to partnerships and successful projects,” said Charles Beauduy, AIA, FCSI, LEED® AP, president of Gannett Fleming Architects, Inc. “He possesses a breadth of knowledge and experience of NAVFAC from a discipline and geographic standpoint.”
Based in the company’s Virginia Beach office, Bowser brings extensive experience in program management, facilities management, construction management, contracting, and financial management. His most recent assignment was as the contingency planning and response officer at NAVFAC Atlantic where he was responsible for managing the contingency engineering business line program. His responsibilities included contingency contracting, exercise and crisis planning, natural disaster support, remote construction, and technical reach-back support to the Navy’s expeditionary forces.
One of Bowser’s most distinguished projects was serving as the public works officer at Naval Station Everett, where he led the 612-person, $65-million construction of a LEED;® Gold-certified building, the first of its kind in the entire Navy.
He is currently a member of the Society of American Military Engineers. He holds a Master of Science in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, a Master of Engineering from Old Dominion University, and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He was commissioned directly from Carnegie Mellon after Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. During his time in the Navy, he was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the global war on terrorism.