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Barr Engineering Company
4700 West 77th St., Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55435

Phone: 952-832-2600
Fax: 952-832-2601
Toll free: 800-632-BARR (2277)

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The person in this position will work on multidiscipline project teams providing geotechnical engineering support for research projects and practical applications dealing with the mining industry, including the oil sands industry. Work tasks will include managing and performing investigations, in-situ testing, laboratory studies, and geotechnical computer modeling and overseeing on-site and in-laboratory material testing. Tasks may also include performing common geotechnical analyses such as those for slope stability, seepage, evaluation of bearing capacity, settlement, and deep foundations as well as preparing plans and specifications, writing reports, and estimating project costs. Fieldwork for the position will be comprised of activities including construction observation, subsurface investigations, in-situ testing, surveying, materials testing, and assistance with management of project scope, schedule, and budget compliance. The position will require interfacing and collaborating with geotechnical engineers in other Barr offices and with our clients.

This position will require out-of-town work assignments, initially primarily consisting of travel within Canada and between Canada and the United States to support project teams.

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may occasionally involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. Participation in a medical surveillance program is required. Safety training will be provided before being assigned to work on these sites. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. of weight.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS degree in civil engineering with a geotechnical emphasis
  • 0-3 years of relevant work experience with traditional geotechnical engineering
  • Willingness and flexibility for travel and work outside of Canada
  • Strong technical skills in a wide range of geotechnical analysis and design
  • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to modify personal schedule as required to meet project deadlines and client needs
  • Computer skills including CADD, word processing, and spreadsheets
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Geotechnical computer modeling capabilities
  • Successful completion of EIT exam and ability to obtain a P.Eng. after completing required engineering work experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the country without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in geotechnical engineering
  • Proven capability to take research-level work and implement practical applications
  • Experience in the oil sands industry in Canada
  • Project or task management skills
  • Work experience with geotechnical analysis and geotechnical computer modeling or other related software (such as FLAC and Geo-Studio)
  • Field experience with cone-penetration testing and other in-situ methods
  • Laboratory experience including strength and compressibility testing of clay and silt-size materials using triaxial or ring shear apparatus

Barr Engineering and Environmental Science Canada, Ltd. reserves the right to consider other legitimate, non-discriminatory factors that are not specifically listed.

We require proof of eligibility to work in Canada. 

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Barr is an equal opportunity employer.

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