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Employee Spotlight – Madison Bowen


Madison’s first full-time job out of college was here at BGC. When she was attending school in Missouri, she was researching companies that were hiring Geological Engineers and she came across BGC. She applied and was offered an internship but with the onset of COVID-19, her internship was unfortunately cancelled but upon graduating, BGC offered her a full-time position, so she packed her belongs and made the move to Golden, CO where our US office is located.

Madison was born and raised in St. Charles, just outside of St. Louis, MO. In high school she was a self-described “art kid” with aspirations to be a tattoo artist, but her interest in physics pushed her to attend an engineering school instead. When she started university, she didn’t have a career in geological engineering in mind, she didn’t even know it was an option as a major, but she took a geology course and it piqued her interested. The rest, as they say, is history.

Prior to starting here at BGC, Madison had never been to Colorado. Her move out west was a leap of faith, and she now happily calls Golden home. When she’s not at work, you’ll find her doting on her adopt senior cat, Austin.

How long have you been with BGC and what do you do here?

I’ve been at BGC for one and a half years and I’m a Geological Engineer working with geohazards mostly for Enbridge.

How would you describe your job to a class of Kindergartners?

I stare at the ground and wait for it to move.

What is your favourite thing about working at BGC?

The people, the travel, and the food. Admin keeps us pretty stocked around here (shout out Sue and Jacklyn).

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to new hires at BGC?

Don’t be afraid to be uncomfortable.

If you could switch jobs with someone in BGC, who would it be and why?

Someone in our Soils Lab. I worked in a soils lab during my internship and found it really fascinating. I know we do a lot of advanced testing in our Lab that I’d like to learn more about, and I love doing hands on work.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?

Plants. I have an unhealthy number of plants in my place.

What is the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?

Whale. I went to Norway after graduating high school and it was a relatively common dish there, so I figured ‘why not?’. It pretty much tasted like steak.

What fictional place would you like to visit?

Stardew Valley! There’s no better place than a pixelated farm town- and not to brag, but my farm in my current game is phenomenal so I’m ready to move in.

If you had to listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be?

(Wanna See Me Do A) Cancrush? by Damager. This is a shameless plug for my friend’s band, if you listen to their whole discography you just might hear me signing on one of their tracks too.

What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

It’s not that serious.