BARR Environmental Scientist or Engineer - Mid Level (Water Permitting and Compliance Focus) in Duluth, Minnesota
Environmental Scientist or Engineer - Mid Level (Water Permitting and Compliance Focus)
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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 more than 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 challenges.
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 work with highly collaborative project teams assisting clients with water-quality permitting, regulatory compliance, and related technical assignments for industrial facilities. The position requires strong problem-solving and communication skills to develop technical and permitting solutions to help meet client objectives. This position also requires critical thinking skills to assist with regulatory analysis, strategy, and negotiations. The person in this position will also be expected to participate in business development activities and project management.
Responsibilities may include:
Providing regulatory assistance including preparing draft NPDES permit applications, water appropriation permit applications, and related documents
Developing conceptual design and analysis of permitting outcomes
Providing technical analysis and solution development
Evaluating new and existing processes or systems with respect to regulatory requirements
Project planning and permitting
Report writing and review
Developing and providing training for clients
Participating in or leading stakeholder group discussions including regulatory negotiations
Interfacing with industry representatives, regulatory agencies, and technical and information resource experts
Developing project scopes of work, work plans, and associated cost estimates
The work may require short-term, out-of-town assignments in the field, at client facilities, or in another Barr office.
Bachelor's degree in chemical, environmental, civil, or water resources engineering or a related scientific degree
3 years of professional experience with federal and state environmental regulatory programs, including NPDES permitting
Working knowledge of typical water treatment and control technologies
Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients
Strong technical and problem-solving skills, including attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness as well as a commitment to producing high-quality deliverables
Demonstrated ability to fulfill commitments in a timely manner to meet the service requirements of clients
Demonstrated organization and/or project management skills
Self-initiative and motivation with a strong emphasis on client service and a desire to cultivate a career in environmental consulting
Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office
Acceptable driving record
Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
5 years of professional experience with federal and state water-related environmental regulatory programs
Regulatory experience with anti-degradation, TMDL and GLI standards, toxicity reduction evaluations, and the development of effluent limit strategies
Experience developing stormwater and spill control plans
EIT or interest in pursuing a professional registration
Engineering or scientific knowledge and experience in the petroleum refining, pipeline, ethanol, mining, manufacturing, and/or power industries
Ability to identify, develop, and evaluate solutions for complex regulatory issues
Aptitude for developing client relationships, leads, and opportunities and turning them into business
NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature the rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions common in 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.
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Barr Engineering Co.
325 South Lake Avenue
Duluth, MN 55802
phone: +1 218-529-8200
fax: +1 218-529-8202
toll free: +1 800-786-5830
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.