Water Resources Engineer - Permit Review Focus - Entry Level

Location: Minneapolis MN Posted Date: May 16, 2019
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Employer Job Id: 1078904017 Careermine Job Id: 1774167
The person in this position will be primarily responsible for reviewing permit applications for development and redevelopment projects submitted to a watershed district client. Project work may include: reviewing site development designs; reviewing construction plans for conformance with stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, and floodplain management rules; coordinating review for conformance with wetland management rules; working with permitting agencies and public officials; coordinating with watershed district staff and permit applicants, including developers; reviewing hydrologic runoff modeling and hydraulic analyses; reviewing stormwater management designs submitted by permit applicants; and providing written documentation of conformance with the relevant rules. This is a full-time position; however, applicants seeking part-time work will be considered. Salary commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in civil/environmental engineering, with emphasis on water resources
  • 3 years of experience directly related to water resources
  • Familiarity with the following: hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, open channel and pipe flow, earthwork and grading plans, and stormwater best management practices (BMPs)
  • Basic understanding of water-related environmental regulations
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets
  • Working knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic computer modeling and water quality modeling (e.g., HydroCAD, MIDS Calculator, P8)
  • Ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet client and project needs
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness
  • Conscientiousness concerning the accuracy, appropriateness, and timeliness of results
  • Flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedule as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients
  • Superior task management skills, including scheduling, prioritizing, following up, and keeping project information organized
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record


Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of water resources experience
  • P.E. certification
  • Familiarity with MPCA’s Minimal Impact Design Standards (MIDS)
  • Familiarity with erosion and sediment control practices
  • Familiarity with floodplain and wetland management
  • Project or task management experience
  • Experience with ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, or other CADD-based civil design software
  • Experience with water environmental regulations and permitting in Minnesota or other states
  • Experience with construction oversight
  • Project design experience (such as subdivision site or roadway design or stormwater management facility design) including preparation of plans and specifications


NOTE: Some work locations may feature rough terrain typical of industrial sites and may also require entering and working within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Safety training will be provided for work in these areas.

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.

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