Geotechnical Engineer - Modeling Focus - Entry Level
Barr Engineering
Minneapolis, MN
The person in this position will undertake challenging work on projects involving geotechnical and geostructural engineering. Project assignments may include slope stability, seepage, bearing capacity, and settlement analyses; design of earth retaining structures, dams, rock engineering, non-traditional geomechanical analyses; and project management. Work will also include performing advanced geotechnical analysis and design through numerical modeling. Projects can also include providing quality reviews, preparing plans and specifications, and writing reports. In addition, the position will include field work such as subsurface investigations, in-situ testing, surveying, construction observation, and facility inspections.

Minimum Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of geotechnical modeling software, such as FLAC, FLAC3D, GeoStudio suite, Midas GTS NX, and Plaxis
Master’s degree from an accredited engineering school with geotechnical or geological engineering emphasis
Zero years of relevant experience
Solid theoretical background in soil-structure interaction, saturated and unsaturated groundwater flow, soil and rock mechanics, computational mechanics
Understanding of the basis of finite-element and finite-difference analysis, such as linear and non-linear constitutive models
Ability to critically evaluation of outputs for geotechnical analysis
Flexibility, willingness to modify personal schedules as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs
Good oral and written communication skills
Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

PhD degree in geotechnical or geological engineering from an accredited engineering school
Experience with Matlab, UDEC, 3DEC, and PFC software
Proficiency in FISH (programming language for FLAC) and Python
Knowledgeable in common engineering programming languages, such as C++, Visual Basic, Fortran, etc.
Solid background in probability and statistics for engineering
Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
Desire to work with a team of geotechnical engineers in modeling and mentor less experienced staff
Desire to perform business development and engage in client relationship-building
Background/experience working on mining and/or dam projects

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. Participation in a medical surveillance program is required. Safety training will be provided before being assigned to work on these sites.

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

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