Water Resource Engineer - Entry Level

Barr Engineering Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 months 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.


The person in this position will be primarily responsible for reviewing permit applications submitted to a watershed district client for development and redevelopment projects. Project work may include: site development design review, reviewing construction plans for conformance with stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, and floodplain management rules; coordinating review for conformance with wetland management rules; working with permitting agencies and public officials; coordinating with watershed district staff; coordinating with permit applicants (including developers); reviewing hydrologic runoff modeling and hydraulic analyses; reviewing stormwater management designs submitted by permit applicants; and written documentation of conformance with the relevant rules. Salary commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position, however applicants seeking part-time work will be considered.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in civil/environmental engineering or related environmental degree

  • 2 -3 years of experience directly related to water resources

  • Familiarity with the following: stormwater management, earthwork and grading plans, and stormwater best management practices (BMPs)

  • Basic understanding of water-related environmental regulations

  • Strong computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets

  • Ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet client and project needs

  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness

  • Conscientiousness concerning the accuracy, appropriateness, and timeliness of results

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

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members, and clients

  • Superior task management skills, including scheduling, prioritizing, and following-up, and keeping project information organized

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship

  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of water resources experience

  • P.E. Certification

  • Familiarity with MPCA's Minimal Impact Design Standards (MIDS)

  • Familiarity with erosion and sediment control practices

  • Familiarity with floodplain and wetland management

  • Project or task management experience

  • Working knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic computer modeling and water quality modeling (e.g., HydroCAD, MIDS Calculator, P8)

  • Experience with ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Civil 3D or other CADD-based civil design software

  • Experience with water environmental regulations and permitting in Minnesota or other states

  • Experience with construction oversight

  • Project design experience (e.g., subdivision site or roadway design, stormwater management facility design, etc.), including preparation of plans and specifications

NOTE: Some work locations may feature rough terrain typical of industrial sites and may also require entering and working within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Safety training will be provided for work in these areas.

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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