Jim Aiken

Jim Aiken

Jim has three decades of experience helping industrial, energy, and government clients solve complex environmental issues. His areas of expertise include environmental review (EA, EAW, and EIS); water supply and dewatering investigations; remediation of soil and groundwater contamination and coal combustion residuals (CCRs); and permitting of large capital projects involving oil and gas wells, injection wells, mines, and power plants. Jim's background also encompasses Phase I environmental assessments, Phase II site investigations, brownfields redevelopment, and solid-waste investigation and permitting. He also assists clients with facility compliance, due diligence, and economic alternatives analysis, and provides expert testimony in legal proceedings.



Vice President
Senior Hydrogeologist


Professional Geologist (MN, WI)

Registered Geologist (MO)

SME Registered Member (Un-Iss)


MS, Hydrogeology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

BS, Geology, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Barr Engineering Co.
4300 MarketPointe Drive
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Phone: +1 952-832-2740

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