Hydrogeologist/Groundwater Modeler - Mid Level (Hybrid) Job at Barr Engineering Co., Minneapolis, MN

  • Barr Engineering Co.
  • Minneapolis, MN

Job Description

Job Description:


Barr is seeking a mid-level hydrogeologist to help with challenging projects related to quantitative hydrogeology. The person in this position will apply hydrogeology and groundwater modeling skills on projects related to water supply evaluations, remediation of contaminated groundwater, mine planning and development, and groundwater-surface water interactions. Responsibilities may include working individually or as a part of a project team to assist with conceptual site model development, numerical modeling of groundwater flow and fate and transport, and aquifer test performance and analysis. Assignments may also include supervision of project teams. Fieldwork opportunities for this position may be available and may require some out-of-town travel.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in geology, hydrogeology, or engineering
  • 4 or more years of work experience directly related to groundwater flow and/or fate and transport modeling
  • Familiarity with MODFLOW
  • Willingness to complete field investigation methods, including oversight of well installation; planning, performance, and analysis of aquifer tests; and collection of soil and groundwater samples
  • Experience in aquifer test implementation and analysis
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills, ability to write well, and attention to detail
  • A flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet client and project needs
  • Willingness to travel and periodically adjust personal schedule to meet project needs
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship from Barr, now or in the future
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5 or more years of relevant work experience
  • Professional Geologist or Professional Engineer license in at least one jurisdiction or the ability to achieve a license within 2 years
  • Familiarity with Groundwater Vistas
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with GIS and programming experience using Python or FORTRAN
  • Experience or coursework in the use of groundwater fate and transport codes
  • Experience or coursework in parameter estimation and uncertainty analysis using PEST or UCODE

A hybrid work arrangement may be considered for this position. A hybrid arrangement refers to splitting time worked between a Barr office and a home office; a remote arrangement refers working primarily from a home office. This position can be based out of Barr's Minneapolis, Minnesota; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Denver, Colorado; Duluth, Minnesota; Grand Rapids, Michigan; or Hibbing, Minnesota, offices.

Colorado Applicants Only:


The anticipated base salary range for this position is $80,000-$110,000/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.

NOTE: Some work locations may feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and may also require entering and working in 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. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required. Safety training will be provided. Applicants may be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of specific clients.


Open positions at Barr Engineering Co. do not have application deadlines. Barr Engineering Co. is an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job Tags

Work experience placement, Remote job, Work from home, Home office, Flexible hours,

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