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Bethany Kelly

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

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Bethany Kelly has a decade of geotechnical engineering experience primarily serving power and mining clients in Minnesota, Michigan, and Wyoming. She has conducted seepage and stability analyses of multiple hydroelectric dams and tailings basin dams, acted as engineer of record for dam design through permitting and construction, and led field investigations with in-situ testing and sampling, instrumentation installation, and hydraulic interconnection studies. Her other areas of interests include design and analysis of lined containment cells, behavior of salt-impacted soils, analysis of high-wall and spoil-pile stability for mines, and monitoring instrumentation. She is currently the chair of the SME Twin Cities Subsection.


(952) 832-2730


Professional Engineer (MI, MN, MT, UT, WI, WY)


MS, Geological Engineering, Montana Tech

BS, Civil Engineering, Michigan State University


Barr Engineering Co.
4300 MarketPointe Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55435

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