Whitney Hansen

Whitney Hansen

Whitney has over 15 years of experience on civil, structural, and water-resources engineering projects related to flood-control structures, dams, and levees. Her work has included structural design, evaluation, and rehabilitation projects for state, city, federal-agency, and power-company clients. She specializes in project management and steel and concrete design for hydraulic structures, floodwalls, gatewells, foundations, spillways, retaining walls, and penstocks. Her work also includes condition assessments of existing or damaged facilities, field and dam-safety inspections, cost estimation, and preparation of plans and specifications. Whitney is a FERC-approved Independent Consultant.



Vice President
Senior Civil/Structural Engineer


Professional Engineer (IN, KS, MI, MN, ND, OH, SC, WI)


MS, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

BS, Civil Engineering, Duke University


Barr Engineering Co.
4300 MarketPointe Drive
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Phone: +1 952-832-2931

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