Internship - Geotechnical Engineer
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 1 month ago
Job/Internship Description

Job Description:


Barr is seeking an engineering student to work on projects involving geotechnical engineering and related technical assignments. Project assignments may include geotechnical and civil design and analysis; geotechnical investigation oversight; construction oversight; field data collection; selection and interpretation of laboratory testing; preparation of contracts, construction plans, and specifications; spreadsheet preparation; and writing reports. The work may involve out-of-town assignments.

The person in this position will be part of an innovative geotechnical engineering team with over 70 geotechnical engineers and field geologists. This position will assist with the execution and management of geotechnical engineering projects related to renewable energy.Barr has been involved in the engineering of wind energy projects since 1992-essentially the inception of the North American wind industry. Nearly 45 percent of U.S. wind power is currently supported by Barr's foundations. We have completed engineering services for over 61 GW of wind farms entering or currently in operation, and our projects can be found from Hawaii to Massachusetts. All applicants must attach transcripts to their application. This position is based in our Minneapolis office.

This position requires presence in a Barr office, but a hybrid work arrangement may be considered throughout the duration of the internship.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • GPA of 3.2/4.0

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

  • At least two semesters of physics and three semesters of mathematics

  • Ongoing enrollment in an ABET-accredited civil, geotechnical, or geological engineering degree program

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows OS and Microsoft Office software

  • Conscientiousness concerning the accuracy, appropriateness and timeliness of results

  • Thorough, organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated approach

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship

  • Acceptable driving record and ability to rent a car for out of town assignments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • GPA of 3.5/4.0

  • Familiarity with gINT and modeling software (such as GeoStudio, FLAC, Plaxis)

  • Completed at least one semester of upper division (junior/senior level) engineering coursework

NOTE: Some work locations may feature rough terrain typical of construction sites or working on tall structures or with industrial equipment. Safety training will be provided prior to being given work assignments on such sites.

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.


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