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Barr Engineering Company
4300 MarketPointe Drive, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55435

Phone: 952-832-2600

Fax: 952-832-2601
Toll free: 800-632-BARR (2277)
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Ann Arbor, MI

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The person selected for this position will manage and perform engineering tasks for gas and oil pipeline projects that typically include station upgrades, relocation and protection of existing pipelines, routing of proposed pipelines, pipe sizing, documents, and trenchless construction design. Qualified individuals must have strong engineering design experience related to pipeline systems engineering, system integrity, and construction, or experience related to piping in the natural gas, liquefied natural gas, & oil sectors. This person will help continue to develop our presence and assist with establishing our fuels industry capabilities related to natural gas pipelines. The work may involve short-term, out-of-town assignments.

Project responsibilites will include:

  • Providing engineering support to pipeline routing studies
  • Preparing detailed engineering design of gas, hazardous liquids, slurry and other pipeline systems projects including design of trenchless crossings (Bore, Microtunnel, HDD)
  • Preparing detailed engineering of pipeline facilities including regulation and meter runs, pig launchers, interconnects, relief systems, measurement systems, compressor station piping systems, gas conditioning system, etc.
  • Preparing pipeline stress calculations associated with proposed pipeline crossings and horizontal directional drills
  • Participating in field/ site walks coordinate field investigation work for surveys, utility investigations, cathodic protection, etc. in support of the pipeline design effort
  • Preparing project funding documents such as cost estimates, equipment bid summaries and authorization requests
  • Managing detailed engineering and mentor junior engineering staff and designers
  • Providing field project coordination, engineering services and troubleshooting with direct client interface
  • Writing or overseeing technical reports
  • Managing mid-size projects and teams up to $25MM in total installed cost
  • Contributing to projects with major focus in leadership of technical excellence or project management for larger or more complex projects
  • Preparing proposals in response to client RFP’s

NOTE: Some work locations will feature the rough terrain typical of construction sites or require lifting or moving field testing equipment. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with academic coursework directly related to the job responsibilities described above
  • A minimum 5 years in the gas and oil pipeline sector with project engineering and design experience or operating company experience
  • Experience in engineering/specification of pipeline systems
  • Knowledge of gas and hazardous liquids codes and regulations including 49 CFR Part 192 and 195, ASME B31.4, B31.8, API 1104, etc
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certified, or ability to obtain PE within one year
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office software
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a project team environment that encourages self-initiative
  • Demonstrated project organization and management skills
  • Flexible working style as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of relevant work experience
  • 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
  • Experience developing client relationships

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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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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