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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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Description of Company

Barr Engineering Co. is an engineering consulting company that integrates engineering and environmental expertise to help clients develop, manage, and restore natural resources across the nation and the world. Today, we have nearly 800 staff across the U.S and Canada who work with clients in the mining, power, refining, and manufacturing industries and all levels of government. We have been employee owned since 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s.

Why Choose Barr?

At Barr Engineering Co., we strive to be the premier firm in our market. If you are looking for an employee-owned company that fosters a collaborative environment where you are surrounded by intelligent colleagues with an emphasis on client service, the ability to work on challenging projects, and a place where our employee’s safety is a top priority, Barr is the place for you. We offer both mentor and coaching programs that give our employees the ability to help further develop and grow their careers, along with the opportunity for volunteering and community involvement. We also offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package.


The person selected for this position will work on a variety of environmental consulting projects to support an industrial fast paced client base. The position requires strong problem-solving ability and communication skills to develop solutions to meet client objectives for air and water program regulatory requirements. Projects may include compliance assistance, on-site staff assistance, site evaluations and investigations, regulatory and technical analysis, solution development, report writing, and regulatory negotiations. In fulfilling these duties, the position will interface with internal project teams, industry representatives, and regulatory staff. Key job activities may include: mass balance calculations; emission inventories; evaluation and troubleshooting of new or existing systems; providing regulatory assistance including preparing draft NPDES permit applications, air quality permit applications, and related documents; development of compliance monitoring plans; development of waste management, spill prevention and risk management plans; and technical and economic feasibility studies for pollution control equipment and processes. The work may require out-of-town assignments in the field, client facility or in another Barr office.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS degree in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, or a related scientific degree.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients.
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills including attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Effectiveness in building working relationships and working in multi-disciplined project teams. including the ability to influence outcomes.
  • A flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs.
  • Self-initiative and motivation with an emphasis on client service and growing a career in environmental consulting.
  • Willingness to travel for field work or work at client sites 20-30% of the time or more depending on client needs.
  • Acceptable driving record.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more internships in heavy industries or consulting.
  • Post-college professional experience.
  • High level of proficiency working in Excel spreadsheets and data systems, Plant Information (Pi), ASPEN.
  • Experience working with regulations and environmental permitting.
  • Project or task management skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and experience.
  • Aptitude for developing client relationships and business.
  • FE certification and interest in pursuing a PE.

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, high temperature and pressure process equipment, and other conditions typical of large industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required; safety training will be provided.

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. 
Barr strives to make accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance with completing the application process, please call 952-832-2600, or toll free at 800-632-2277.
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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