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BARR Geotechnical Engineer - Mid Level in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Geotechnical Engineer - Mid Level

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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.


The person selected for this position will work on geotechnical engineering projects for hydroelectric dams, mine tailings storage facilities, coal combustion residual storage facilities, and other large-scale industrial facilities. Project work also entails other traditional geotechnical and civil analysis and design related to slope stability, seepage, earth retention, and foundations. Responsibilities include specifying and interpreting soil and rock investigations, including drilling and cone penetrometer testing; overseeing and processing field and in-laboratory material testing; installing instrumentation and analyzing monitoring data; and performing geotechnical numerical modeling. Project 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, staff mentoring and coaching, project management, 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 traditional geotechnical engineering work experience

  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification or ability to obtain in one year

  • Strong geotechnical analysis and design skills

  • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to modify personal schedule as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs

  • Proven project management skills

  • Willingness and ability to travel to support project needs

  • Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing 30 pounds or more

  • Computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet development

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

  • Ability to work cooperatively in a project team environment that encourages self-initiative

  • 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, seepage and slope stability, and/or advanced soil mechanics

  • 8+ years of geotechnical design experience

  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification

  • Training or work experience in engineering of tailings storage facilities or other dam facilities

  • Training or work experience in field work such as 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

  • Work experience with geotechnical analysis and geotechnical computer modeling or other related software (FLAC, Plaxis, midas GTS NX, SLIDE, 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 occasionally require lifting or moving field testing equipment. Safety training will be provided prior to being given field work assignments. Applicants will be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of clients.

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Barr Engineering Co.

3005 Boardwalk Drive

Suite 100

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

United States

phone: +1 734-922-4400

fax: +1 734-922-4401

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.