Barr Engineering Geotechnical Engineer - Mid Level (Tailings Focused) in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Job Description: 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, 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 5 years of related work experience 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 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 8 years of relevant work experience Experience working in consulting engineering Professional Engineer (PE) certification Strong relationships with clients and the ability to develop or foster ongoing relationships and maintain a high level of client service Proven project management experience 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. Colorado Applicants Only: Compensation The anticipated base salary range for this position is $75,000 - $90,000/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). 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.