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BARR Practice Leader – Paste and Filtered Tailings in Denver, Colorado

Practice Leader – Paste and Filtered Tailings

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Description of Company

Barr is a consulting company that integrates engineering and environmental expertise to help clients develop, manage, process, and restore natural resources across North America and around the world. We have been employee owned since 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s. Today, we have more than 900 employees across the U.S and Canada who work with clients in the mining, power, fuels, public, and manufacturing sectors, as well as attorneys, developers, and others with complex challenges.

Why Choose Barr?

If you are looking for an employee-owned company that fosters a collaborative environment, focuses on providing exceptional client service, offers the opportunity to work on challenging projects, and makes employee safety a top priority, Barr is the place for you. In addition to a highly competitive benefits package, we offer mentor and coaching programs to help our employees develop and grow their careers, along with opportunities for volunteering and community involvement.


Barr is currently seeking a Practice Leader who will help further develop our capabilities related to paste and filtered tailings. Qualified individuals will have technical expertise in the area of paste (surface disposal and underground backfill) and filtered tailings disposal, as well as demonstrated ability to build and lead a team. This individual will manage and perform engineering tasks for mine tailings management projects, particularly those involving paste and filtered tailings. Additional responsibilities include client management, business development, mentoring and coaching, project planning and scheduling, and workload estimating. The work requires periodic, out-of-town assignments. This position can be served from any of our Barr U.S or Canadian locations. Barr may consider a remote working arrangement based on candidate qualifications.

Project responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting clients with tailings dewatering, transportation, and disposal alternatives analyses and studies

  • Assisting with detailed engineering design of tailings dewatering and paste transportation systems

  • Preparing detailed engineering design of paste (surface disposal and underground backfill) and filtered tailings disposal systems

  • Participating in business development activities

  • Developing a technical team that has the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to evaluate and design paste and filtered tailings systems

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in geotechnical, civil, geological, chemical, or mining engineering

  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience directly related to the responsibilities described above

  • Knowledge of tailings dewatering and transportation

  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification or ability to obtain PE certification within one year

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

  • Ability to build a team and mentor and develop staff

  • Willingness to work in a project team environment that encourages self-initiative

  • Demonstrated project organization and management skills

  • A flexible working style as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs

  • Acceptable driving record

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of relevant work experience

  • Master’s degree or PhD in geotechnical, civil, geological, chemical, or mining engineering

  • Knowledge of tailings management guidelines, standards, and regulations

  • Experience working in consulting engineering

  • Strong relationships with clients and the ability to develop or foster ongoing relationships and maintain a high level of client service

  • Proven project management experience

NOTE: Some work locations will feature the rough terrain typical of mine sites. Safety training will be provided prior to being given work assignments on these sites. Applicants will be asked to participate in a drug-screening program at the request of clients.

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Barr Engineering Co.

650 S. Cherry Street

Suite 510

Denver, CO 80246

United States

phone: +1 800-632-2277

fax: +1 952-832-2601

toll free: +1 800-632-2277

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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.