Geotechnical Engineer - Mid/Senior Level (Wind-Power/Solar Focused)

Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 22, 2020
Closes
Dec 22, 2020
Ref
398609502
Work Term
Permanent
Work Load
Full Time
Language
English
Description of Company

Barr is a consulting company that integrates engineering and environmental expertise to help clients develop, manage, process, and restore natural resources across North America and around the world. We have been employee owned since 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s. Today, we have over 900 employees across the U.S and Canada who work with clients in the mining, power, fuels, public, and manufacturing sectors, as well as attorneys, developers, and others with complex problems.

Why Choose Barr?

If you are looking for an employee-owned company that fosters a collaborative environment, focuses on providing exceptional client service, offers the opportunity to work on challenging projects, and makes employee safety a top priority, Barr is the place for you. In addition to a highly competitive benefits package, we offer mentor and coaching programs to help our employees develop and grow their careers, along with opportunities for volunteering and community involvement.

Summary

The person selected for this position will work on geotechnical engineering projects for wind-power or solar developments. Responsibilities include performing geotechnical computer modeling; specifying and interpreting soil and rock investigations, including drilling and cone penetrometer testing; overseeing on-site and in-laboratory material testing; and installing instrumentation. Project work also involves completing geotechnical and civil aspects of alternatives analyses and feasibility studies, as well as preparing plans and specifications, reports, and cost estimates. In addition, client management, business development, project management, mentoring and coaching, project planning and scheduling, and workload estimating are part of this role. It requires periodic out-of-town assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a geotechnical emphasis
  • 8-10 years of related work experience
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification, or ability to obtain within one year
  • Strong geotechnical analysis and design skills
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a project team environment that encourages self-initiative
  • Proven project management experience
  • Flexible working style as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in geotechnical engineering
  • 15 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience working in consulting engineering
  • Strong relationships with clients and the ability to develop or foster ongoing relationships and maintain a high level of client service


NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and must be able to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Position will occasionally require lifting or moving field testing equipment. Safety training will be provided prior to being given field work assignments. Applicants will be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of clients.

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