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Barr Engineering Environmental Scientist/Consultant - Senior Level in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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. Summary The person in this position will assist with the management of state and federal environmental review and permitting opportunities across the United States, largely in the Intermountain West and Midwest, 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 primarily in the mining and energy sectors. This position can be served from one of several Barr's offices; work may require periodic travel. This person will work with federal, state, 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 in the mining and energy industries. 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 archaeological/historical reviews and surveys; managing threatened and endangered species reviews and surveys; managing 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 in the Midwest and Intermountain West 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 Intermountain West and/or Midwest states' 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 sponsors