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Jim Langseth

Vice President, Senior Civil Engineer

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Jim Langseth has been working in the fields of water resources management and environmental investigation and remediation since 1980. He has been involved in the investigation and remediation of sites with soil, groundwater, surface water, and sediment issues. Jim's work has included development of environmental management strategies; design and management of remedial investigations, risk assessments, and feasibility studies; design and oversight of remedial actions; and review of investigation and remediation plans developed by others. Contaminants at the sites have included tars, solvents, elemental phosphorus, metals, arsenic, cyanide, other inorganics, chlorinated solvents, pesticides, PCBs, and wood-treating chemicals. Jim has been involved in negotiating investigation scope, cleanup standards, and remedy scope for both federal and state sites.

In water resources management, Jim has prepared stormwater management plans, conducted lake and river flood studies and drainage and erosion studies, and designed stormwater management systems. Since 2007, he has been working on oil sands tailings projects as well. These projects have involved characterizing the emissions from tailings, drying or strengthening fine tailings to meet regulatory mandates, developing innovative intake and deposition systems for transfer of tailings, and planning for tailings basin reclamation.


(952) 832-2731


Professional Engineer (AB, IL, MI, MN, ON, WI)


MS, Civil Engineering, Stanford University

BA, International Relations, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

BCE, Civil 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