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Water Resources Engineer - Entry Level
Barr Engineering | Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Barr Engineering Company is seeking an entry-level engineer to join its Minneapolis office to work on projects related to civil engineering, hydraulic and hydrologic analysis, and related technical activities.

Assignments may include working as an individual or as part of a project team, and may include development of plans and specifications, grading plans and earthwork balance calculations, and erosion protection plans; cost estimating; and field work such as construction observation, surveying, collecting hydrologic or water quality measurements, and materials testing.

Assignments may also include stormwater planning, hydrologic runoff modeling and analysis (hydrologic modeling, open channel and pipe flow design and design of water control structures), water balance analysis, and hydraulic analysis (including analysis and design of hydraulic structures, pipes, and pumps).

The work will also include communication with permitting agencies and public officials, and report writing.

NOTE: Applicant must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites. Work may also require entering and working within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required. Safety training will be provided.

Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering with an emphasis on civil design and water resources
* Familiarity with one or more of the following: civil site design, plans and specifications development, earthwork and grading plans, cost estimating, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, open channel and pipe flow modeling, and lake and stream water quality issues.
* Strong computer skills, including use of word processing, spreadsheets, and modeling software
* Exposure to GIS, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and other CADD software
* Exposure to hydrologic and hydraulic computer modeling packages
* Flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedule as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs
* Demonstrated written and oral presentation skills
* Strong interpersonal communication skills
* Acceptable driving record
* Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications

* MS degree in civil or environmental engineering
* 2 to 5 years of consulting engineering experience
* Strong technical skills in a wide range of civil engineering topics
* Project design experience (e.g., site and roadway design, stormwater management facility design, design of water or wastewater infrastructure), including cost estimating and preparation of plans and specifications
* Significant experience with GIS, CADD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and hydrologic and hydraulic models
* Project or task management experience
* Excellent writing skills

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.

Barr strives to make www.barr.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance with completing the application process, please call 952-832-2600, or toll free at 800-632-2277.

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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About Barr Engineering

Barr provides engineering, environmental, and information technology services to clients across the nation and around the world. We were incorporated as an employee-owned firm in 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s. Today, our nearly 300 engineers, scientists, and technical support staff in Minnesota, Michigan, and Missouri work with clients in numerous industries, as well as at all levels of government (see office locations or get their addresses). At Barr, we understand that you need consultants you can count on to get jobs done efficiently and without hassles. Because we're committed to working with you,rather than just for you,you can choose Barr and feel confident about: Realistic expectations and milestones from the start of every project Open communications about budget and schedule tracking throughout the project No surprises because we'll work to identify potential problems and scope changes early on Responsive service as well as respect, honesty, integrity, and fairness We'll bring to your projects the insights and expertise we've gained from our work on thousands of projects. And, because we can provide start-to-finish capabilities for virtually any project, we'll help you develop total solutions so that you can get back to the business at hand,your business. Read our client service covenant,your assurance that Barr is committed to providing you with superior service and to solving your problems as if they were our own.

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