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Greta Backman

Geotechnical Engineer

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Greta Backman has nearly five years of experience working for mining clients in Minnesota and Wyoming as well as for public sector natural resource management clients. She conducts geotechnical engineering analyses and assists with preparing designs for tailings-basin dams, levees, earth embankment dams, and slope stabilization systems. She also conducts dam safety inspections and subsurface investigations using soil borings, rock coring, vane shear testing, and cone penetration testing. Greta’s other areas of interest include analysis of high-wall and spoil-pile stability for mines, geomorphology of large river systems, and monitoring instrumentation. Prior to Barr, she worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, where she analyzed proposed design modifications for levees and participated in levee and dam inspections.


(952) 842-3633


Professional Engineer (MN)


MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University

BGE, Geological Engineering, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities


Barr Engineering Co.
4300 MarketPointe Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55435

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