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 900 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 is seeking a geologist to join its Grand Rapids office and undertake challenging and progressive work on projects related to the investigation, evaluation, and remediation of contaminated sites. Assignments may include working as an individual or as part of a project team to assist with any of the following tasks: environmental site assessments; onsite investigations of contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater, surface water, and vapor; aquifer test performance and analysis; construction observation; and preparation of drilling logs, geologic maps, cross-sections, and technical reports. Onsite investigation tasks may include observing drilling and monitoring well installation, classifying soil and bedrock samples and collecting samples for field screening and laboratory analysis. Field work opportunities for this position will be year-round and will include some out-of-town travel.
- Bachelor's degree in geology, hydrogeology or geological engineering
- Academic coursework directly related to the job responsibilities described above and successful completion of a field or research course
- Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
- Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members, regulators, and clients
- Strong technical and problem solving skills
- Attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness
- Strong computer skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets
- 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 (up to 25% travel and 50% field work expected; project needs will vary seasonally and over time)
- Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
- Acceptable driving record
- Master's degree in geology, hydrogeology or geological engineering
- Coursework related to groundwater flow
- 1-3 years of experience related to environmental work
- 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) certification
- Familiarity with environmental regulations
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. Safety training will be provided. Applicants may be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of specific clients.
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.