Environmental Scientist - Entry Level

Barr Engineering Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 4 weeks ago

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.

Summary

The person in this position will undertake challenging and fast-paced work on environmental impact assessment, permitting, and compliance projects. Projects may involve: conducting environmental impact assessments; communicating with regulatory agencies and client contacts; developing and reviewing environmental permit applications; conducting wetland delineations, inventories, and functional assessments; participating in other field studies; performing desktop threatened and endangered species reviews; and reviewing field reports to verify environmental compliance. The person chosen for this position will work with Barr team members, regulators, clients, and subcontractors. The work may involve short-term, out-of-town assignments in the field or another office.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or BA degree in environmental science/studies/policy, ecology, natural resources management, biology, botany, or a related field

  • Two years of relevant work experience

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Exceptional task management skills, including scheduling, prioritizing, and following up

  • Attention to detail

  • Familiarity with GIS tools

  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with teams of specialists and regulators at all levels

  • Flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. without the need for sponsorship

  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three to five years of relevant post-undergraduate experience

  • Advanced degree in related area or specialized experience in the fields of ecology or natural resources

  • Environmental consulting or regulatory agency work experience

  • Experience with state and federal environmental review, regulatory interpretation, and permitting processes (including EAW EA, and EIS) in the Midwest and/or Inter-Mountain West

  • Familiarity with socioeconomic screening tools

  • Experience with wetland delineation, wetland assessments, wetland restoration design and construction, and restoration project contracting and management

  • Applied knowledge of state and federal endangered species programs

  • Experience with soil erosion and sedimentation control plans, construction stormwater plans, and site restoration plans

NOTE: Some work locations may feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and may also require entering and working 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. An OSHA mandated physical exam may be required. If any of these work types present themselves, safety training will be provided. Applicants may be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of specific clients.

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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