Barr is seeking a senior geochemist to join our growing practice. The person selected for this position will work on large, complex, and challenging projects for a leading environmental and civil consulting firm with an expanding presence in the U.S. and Canada. We are proud to have been named a 2016 Great Place to Work based on the results of a comprehensive employee survey.
Project work may include environmental assessments; geochemical assessments and remediation; and mining waste management permitting. Expertise in acid rock drainage, mineral solubility, water balances, and water quality modeling are required. Project responsibilities will include development of proposals, scopes of work, budgets, design and management of complex data collection programs; and preparation of reports and supporting documentation. Other typical activities may include mentoring junior staff and overseeing internal teams; communicating with clients; participating in meetings and negotiations with clients and regulatory agency personnel; analyzing financial performance on projects; and completing project deliverables.
The person in this position also will have a role in client service and business development. Typical business development activities include building and maintaining client relationships, tracking marketing leads and project opportunities, developing proposals and presentations, networking, and sharing Barr’s capabilities with existing and potential clients.
Minimum Qualifications •Master’s degree in geochemistry or related discipline •10 or more years of practical experience working on geochemistry projects •Specific knowledge of environmental geochemistry (chemical reactions, phase diagrams, mineral solubility) •Ability to design programs to characterize potential for acid rock drainage and metal leaching, including application of geochemical testing methods for prediction of water chemistry •Ability to effectively communicate technical results and ideas to clients and regulators, including uncertainties •Specific experience with building and interpreting models (e.g. PHREEQC, Geochemists Workbench) •Knowledge of general mineral deposit types and identification of minerals •General knowledge of mineral exploration methods; mine waste disposal methods; mineral processing methods; and mine and environment regulations and policies •Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship •Acceptable driving record
Preferred Qualifications •PhD in geochemistry or related discipline •Demonstrated project management and leadership skills •Demonstrated business development and client relationship development skills •Experience with hydrothermal deposits
Barr provides engineering and environmental consulting services to clients across the Midwest, throughout the Americas, and around the world. We have been employee owned since 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s. Working together, our 700 engineers, scientists, and technical specialists help clients develop, manage, process, and restore natural resources.
Headquartered in Minneapolis,... we have offices in Duluth and Hibbing, Minnesota; Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, Michigan; Jefferson City, Missouri; Bismarck, North Dakota; and Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2010, we launched Barr Engineering and Environmental Science Canada, Ltd. with an office in Calgary, Alberta.
Barr’s project teams serve the power, mining, and fuels industries, natural-resource-management organizations, and others with complex problems. We pride ourselves on solving clients’ problems as if they were our own. We’ll bring to your projects the insights and expertise we've gained from our work on thousands of projects—and a promise to do our best work on your behalf.
We provide our clients with exceptional service by attracting and retaining employees who relish the challenge of complex projects. Our project teams unite seasoned professionals with engineers and scientists eager to learn—enabling us to bring energy, enthusiasm, and expertise to our work for you.