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Rob Osburn

Vice President, Senior Geotechnical Engineer

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Rob Osburn has more than a decade of geotechnical engineering and project management experience, primarily serving the mining and power industries in the United States and Canada. For mining clients, he has provided prefeasibility-level site reconnaissance, pit and spoil-pile highway-stability assessments, haul-road design, and strength assessments of ultra-soft tailings. He has also conducted research and development work associated with tailings disposal technologies.

In the power industry, Rob’s work includes geotechnical condition assessments for aging coal-fired power plants and liquefaction assessments for existing hydroelectric facilities as well as management of large-scale geotechnical investigations for wind- and solar-power developments, biomass facilities, and pump-storage projects. He has served as a geotechnical engineer on over 50 renewable energy projects.


(952) 832-2880


Professional Engineer (AZ, HI, IA, KS, MA, MI, MN, ND, NM, NY, OK, SD, TX, UT)


MS, Civil Engineering, 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