Environmental Engineer - Entry Level

Barr Engineering - FEED
Calgary, Alberta, CA
Closing date
Dec 25, 2021

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

Barr is seeking an environmental engineer to join its growing Calgary office (anticipated May 2022 hire). This person will work with multidisciplinary teams providing field support, engineering analysis, studies, and designs for industrial clients in the oil sands, fuels, and mining industries. Project responsibilities may include coordinating and executing technical programs (monitoring, sampling, reporting) for large-scale field programs, conducting site investigations, overseeing on-site and bench-scale testing, evaluating and interpreting laboratory and field data, assisting with geotechnical and environmental designs, estimating costs, preparing plans, and writing detailed technical reports. Fieldwork opportunities for this position will be year-round and will likely include out-of-town travel for up to two weeks at a time.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in chemical, environmental, or geological engineering or related field
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • 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 schedules to meet project needs (up to 50% travel and fieldwork expected; project needs will vary seasonally and over time)
  • Legal authorization to work in Canada without the need for sponsorship
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship OR must be eligible to obtain a TN work permit
  • Acceptable driving record and possession of a Class 5 driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in chemical, environmental, or geological engineering or related field
  • Successful completion of a field or research course
  • Knowledge and experience in tailings management issues within the oil sands industry
  • 1-3 years of experience related to the responsibilities listed above
  • Familiarity with environmental regulations

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in remote locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction and mining sites and to enter and work 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. Safety training will be provided before being assigned to work on these sites.

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