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Geotechnical Engineer - Senior Level (Tailings Focused)

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 more than 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 challenges.

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 in this position will work on geotechnical engineering projects for mine tailings storage facilities that involve traditional geotechnical and civil analysis and design related to shallow and deep foundations, slope stability, seepage, bearing capacity, settlement, earth retention, and dams. Projects also entail completing other traditional geotechnical and civil analysis and design work related to slope stability, seepage, earth retention, and dams. 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. 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
  • 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 fieldwork assignments. Applicants will be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of clients.

Compensation

The anticipated base salary range for this position is $90,000- $115,000/year. Compensation will vary based upon experience, education, skill level, and other compensable factors. Employees in this position may also be eligible for a discretionary cash bonus. Our compensation comes in more ways than traditional base salary, and we believe that when all those elements are combined, our compensation is a competitive part of the total value proposition of working at Barr.

Benefits

People report that they stay at Barr because of the camaraderie and career opportunities. Another draw is our competitive package of employee benefits, which includes professional development funding, 401(k) retirement savings plan, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) participation, medical and dental insurance, life insurance, disability and accidental death insurance, flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses, paid holidays, paid time off, and compensatory time for exempt/salaried staff (time off or pay for extra time worked).

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Barr Engineering Co.
650 S. Cherry Street
Suite 510
Denver, CO 80246
United States
phone: +1 800-632-2277
fax: +1 952-832-2601
toll free: +1 800-632-2277

Barr Engineering Co. reserves the right to consider other legitimate, non-discriminatory factors that are not specifically listed.

We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

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Barr is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status.