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BARR Environmental Scientist/Consultant - Senior Level in Duluth, Minnesota

Environmental Scientist/Consultant - Senior Level

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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 assist with the management of state and federal environmental review and permitting opportunities across the United States to help expand our in-house capabilities. This person will work with clients to identify, scope, and manage environmental review, permitting, and compliance projects, as well as provide technical advice and support. Work will involve helping build and maintain relationships with clients. This position can be served from any of Barr’s U.S. locations. Barr may consider a remote working arrangement based on candidate qualifications. Work will require periodic travel.

This person will work with federal, state, and local government officials; non-governmental organizations and regulatory staff; resource managers; other industry representatives; technical and information resource experts; and interested and concerned citizens. Responsibilities may also involve supporting business development activities.

This person will also work with multidisciplinary Barr project teams to manage and support the development of state and federal-level environmental review documents and permit applications. Tasks may also include managing environmental surveys/assessments (archaeological/historical, threatened and endangered species, wetland delineations, inventories, and functional assessments), developing regulatory strategies with clients, consulting and negotiating with regulatory agencies, and supporting public involvement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, environmental policy, natural resources management, or related field

  • 10 years of experience directly related to environmental review and permitting projects

  • Proven ability to lead, organize, and direct multidisciplinary teams

  • Knowledge of and experience with NEPA and state-equivalent regulations and processes

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with federal and state regulatory agency staff, resource managers, and other government officials

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate in a consultative manner with project team members and clients

  • Demonstrated skills and abilities in negotiation, problem solving, attention to detail, accuracy and producing high-quality deliverables, project organization and management, fulfilling commitments on schedule and meeting deadlines, leading teams in preparing effective documents and applications, and building strong working relationships

  • Self-initiative and motivation with an emphasis on client service

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

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

  • Willingness to travel and work out of town

  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent consulting experience

  • Experience managing environmental review and permitting projects in the mining and energy sectors

  • Experience and/or familiarity with the following regulatory programs and permitting requirements: water rights, wetland permitting (USACE 404), threatened and endangered species (Section 7 compliance), cultural resources (Section 106 compliance), NPDES, state and federal mining, and/or linear infrastructure permits and requirements

  • Developed relationships with federal and Intermountain West and/or Midwest state regulatory agency staff, resource managers, and other government officials

  • Established relationships with mining and energy sector clients

  • Experience working as a third-party contractor on federal EA and/or EIS projects

  • Ability to process complex or rapidly developing information to extract key issues and implications and develop appropriate strategies

  • Experience training and mentoring staff

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. Safety training will be provided.

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Barr Engineering Co.

325 South Lake Avenue

Suite 700

Duluth, MN 55802

United States

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.