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Geotechnical Engineer - Entry/Mid-Level (Tailings Focus)

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Geotechnical Engineer - Entry/Mid-Level (Tailings Focus)
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Barr Engineering


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Geotechnical Engineer - Entry/Mid-Level (Tailings Focus)

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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 involving geotechnical and civil analysis and design related to shallow and deep foundations, slope stability, seepage, bearing capacity, settlement, earth retention, and dams. Work will 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. Responsibilities also include preparing plans and specifications, reports, and cost estimates. This person will also complete fieldwork, such as construction observation, subsurface investigations, in-situ testing, instrumentation installation, surveying, materials testing, facility inspections, and managing selected project tasks for scope, schedule, and budget compliance. Periodic out-of-town assignments will be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in civil engineering with a geotechnical emphasis
0-2 years of geotechnical design experience
Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to modify personal schedule as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
Willingness and ability to travel regularly
Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing 30 pounds or more
Computer skills including word processing and spreadsheets
Strong oral and written communication skills
Geotechnical computer modeling capabilities
Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications
Graduate degree in geotechnical engineering with additional coursework or research related to mine tailings and tailings storage facilities, dam engineering, or advanced soil mechanics
3-5 years of geotechnical design experience
Strong geotechnical analysis and design skills
Training or work experience in engineering of tailings storage facilities or other dam facilities
Training or fieldwork experience in construction observation, subsurface investigations, in-situ testing, instrumentation installation, surveying, materials testing, or facility inspections
Task management skills
Interest in mining engineering, power generation facilities, and fuels industries
Computer skills including gINT, AutoCAD, and/or statistical analysis software
Work experience with geotechnical analysis and geotechnical computer modeling or other related software (FLAC, Plaxis, midas GTS NX, SoilVision, and/or GeoStudio)

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 require lifting or moving field testing equipment. Safety training will be provided prior to being given work assignments on these sites. Applicants will be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of clients.


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