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BARR Geotechnical Engineer - Senior Level in Denver, Colorado

Geotechnical Engineer - 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 work on a variety of geotechnical engineering consulting projects, with emphasis on work related to dams, flood control projects, and hydraulic structures. In addition to providing technical expertise and engineering oversight of geotechnical investigations, numerical modeling, analysis, and design, this person will also be involved in preparing plans and specifications for construction, writing reports, and cost estimating. Administrative responsibilities such as project management, mentoring and coaching, and developing and maintaining client relationships are also expected to be part of this role. Minneapolis, Denver, and Salt Lake City are the preferred office locations, but the position is open to other locations in the U.S. The position will require travel for project assignments or business development activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering with a geotechnical emphasis

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in analysis, design, and construction of dams, flood risk reduction infrastructure, and hydraulic structures

  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification

  • Strong technical skills in a wide range of civil engineering disciplines such as structural and water resources

  • Willingness to travel to support project needs

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. without the need for sponsorship

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

  • Experience working in consulting engineering

  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree (MSc, PhD) in geotechnical engineering

  • 15+ years of relevant work experience in analysis, design, and construction of dams, flood risk reduction infrastructure, and hydraulic structures

  • Experience in projects for, or that have required approvals from, federal agencies such as USBR, USACE, FERC, and NRCS

  • Previous work experience as the engineer of record for geotechnical aspects of flood control/levee projects, dam design, and foundations.

  • Strong relationships with clients and the ability to foster ongoing relationships and maintain a high level of client service

  • Desire to become involved in the greater geotechnical community by performing research, giving presentations, and preparing publications

NOTE: Some work locations will feature the rough terrain typical of construction sites or require lifting or moving field testing equipment. Safety training will be provided prior to being given work assignments on these sites.


The anticipated base salary range for this position is $95,000 - $120,000/year. Compensation will vary based upon experience, education, skill level, and other compensable factors. Employees in this position may also be eligible for a discretionary cash bonus. Our compensation comes in more ways than traditional base salary, and we believe that when all those elements are combined, our compensation is a competitive part of the total value proposition of working at Barr.


People report that they stay at Barr because of the camaraderie and career opportunities. Another draw is our competitive package of employee benefits, which includes professional development funding, 401(k) retirement savings plan, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) participation, medical and dental insurance, life insurance, disability and accidental death insurance, flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses, paid holidays, paid time off, and compensatory time for exempt/salaried staff (time off or pay for extra time worked).

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Barr Engineering Co.

650 S. Cherry Street

Suite 510

Denver, CO 80246

United States

phone: +1 800-632-2277

fax: +1 952-832-2601

toll free: +1 800-632-2277

Barr Engineering Co. reserves the right to consider other legitimate, non-discriminatory factors that are not specifically listed.

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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.