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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.


This internship will include a variety of tasks and could include any of the following: performing emissions calculations; evaluating facility emissions and air-quality data; reviewing regulations and facility information relevant to projects; assisting in the preparation of reports such as writing technical evaluations or preparing data summary tables and spreadsheets; and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Major in chemical, mechanical, or environmental engineering or related scientific discipline
  • Completion of six courses in engineering, environmental sciences, or related subjects
  • GPA of 3.2/4.0 or higher
  • On-going enrollment in one of the programs listed above
  • Availability to work 40 hours per week during the summer break
  • Familiarity with computers, including Microsoft Office programs
  • Outstanding spreadsheet skills and excellent chemistry aptitude
  • Ability to self-motivate
  • Conscientiousness concerning the accuracy, appropriateness and timeliness of results
  • Thorough, organized, detail-oriented approach, with ability to work within a team
  • Flexible working style and willingness to modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

NOTE: Some of the project work may require work on locations with rough terrain typical of construction sites, and working on tall structures and industrial equipment. Safety training will be provided prior to being given work assignments on these sites. In addition, some of the project work may require entering upon and working on sites containing hazardous substances. For work on these sites, an OSHA mandated physical exam will be required. Other assignments may require the use of respiratory equipment.

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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