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Barr Engineering Company
4300 MarketPointe Drive, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55435

Phone: 952-832-2600

Fax: 952-832-2601
Toll free: 800-632-BARR (2277)
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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 over 800 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 problems.

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.


Barr Engineering Co. is seeking a hydrogeologist to join its Minneapolis office and undertake challenging and progressive work on projects related to water supply evaluation, remediation of contaminated groundwater, mine planning and development, and groundwater-surface-water interaction. Assignments may include working as an individual or as part of a project team to assist with; aquifer test performance and analysis; numerical modeling of groundwater flow and fate and transport; onsite investigations of contaminated soil, groundwater, sediment, and soil gas, including oversight of well installation and sample collection; and preparation of drilling logs, cross-sections, geologic maps, and technical reports. Fieldwork opportunities for this position will be year-round and require some out-of-town travel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in geology, hydrogeology, engineering, or ability to complete degree within one calendar year
  • Thesis, coursework, or previous work experience directly related to groundwater flow and/or fate and transport modeling using finite-difference or finite-element methods
  • Willingness to complete field investigation methods including oversight of well installation; planning, performance, and analysis of aquifer tests; and collection of soil and groundwater samples
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills, excellent communication skills, ability to write well, and attention to detail
  • A flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet client and project needs
  • Willingness to travel and periodically adjust personal schedules to meet project needs
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • 0 - 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Familiarity with MODFLOW and Groundwater Vistas
  • Experience in aquifer test implementation and analysis
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with GIS and programing experience using Python or FORTRAN
  • Experience or coursework in the use of MT3D, RT3D, or other similar fate and transport codes
  • Experience or coursework in parameter estimation and uncertainty analysis using PEST or UCODE

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in remote locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction and mining sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste-disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. Safety training will be provided before being assigned to work on these sites.

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. 

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