Environmental Engineer - Mid Level (Remediation Focus)

Barr Engineering - FEED
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America
Closing date
Nov 13, 2021

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Environmental Engineering/Sciences
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Job Description:


Barr is seeking an environmental engineer or geologist to join its Grand Rapids office and undertake challenging and progressive work on projects related to the investigation, evaluation, and remediation of contaminated sites. Assignments may include working as an individual or as part of a project team to assist with preparing technical work plans and reports; coordinating ASTM Phase I environmental site assessments; investigating contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater, and vapor intrusion; conducting remediation technology evaluations and feasibility studies; developing site management strategies, remedial design, and response action plans; and coordinating site remediation activities. Responsibilities will also include preparing cost estimates and contracting for investigation activities.

Other responsibilities may include onsite investigations of contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater, surface water, and soil gas; aquifer test performance and analysis; and construction observation. On-site investigation tasks may involve observing drilling and monitoring well installation, classifying soil and bedrock samples, and collecting samples for field screening and laboratory analysis. Fieldwork opportunities for this position may be year-round and will likely include some out-of-town travel.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental, civil, geological or chemical engineering or related disciplines
  • 4 or more years of relevant work experience
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members, regulators, and clients
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets
  • A flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet client and project needs
  • Willingness to travel and periodically adjust personal schedule to meet project needs (including up to 15% travel and up to 30% fieldwork expected; project needs will vary seasonally and over time)
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in engineering or geology or related discipline
  • Registered professional engineer (PE) or ability to become registered within one year
  • Familiarity with environmental regulations, including knowledge of Michigan Part 201 and Part 213 programs
  • 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) certification
  • Project management and leadership experience with complex projects
  • Experience conducting communications, meetings, and negotiations with clients and regulatory and agency personnel

NOTE: Some work locations may feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and may also require entering and working within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required. Safety training will be provided. Applicants may be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of specific clients.

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