Grand Rapids, MI


Barr Engineering is seeking a geologist to join its Grand Rapids office and undertake
challenging and progressive work on projects related to the investigation, evaluation, and remediation of contaminated sites. Assignments may include working as an individual or as part of a project team to assist with any of the following tasks: preparing technical work plans, cost estimates and contracting for investigations of contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater and vapor intrusion; interpreting data; and preparing technical reports.

Other responsibilities may include: environmental site assessments; onsite investigations of contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater, surface water, and vapor; aquifer test performance and analysis; construction observation; and preparation of drilling logs, geologic maps, and cross-sections. Onsite investigation tasks may involve observing drilling and monitoring well installation, classifying soil and bedrock samples, and collecting samples for field screening and laboratory analysis. Field work opportunities for this position may be year-round and will likely include some out-of-town travel.

NOTE: Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. Participation in an OSHA mandated medical surveillance program will be required and safety training will be provided before being assigned to work on these sites. Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature the 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.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrogeology or geological engineering
• 2-5 years of relevant work experience
• Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
• Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and the ability to
communicate effectively with project team members, regulators, and clients
• Strong technical and problem solving skills with attention to detail and the ability to
• Strong computer skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets
• 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 schedules to meet project
• Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
• Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in geology, hydrogeology or geological engineering
• Successful completion of a field or research course
• Coursework related to groundwater flow
• 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard
(HAZWOPER) certification
• Familiarity with environmental regulations

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

We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Barr is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status.

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