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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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Description of Company

Barr 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, 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.

Summary

As a communications specialist in Barr’s Ann Arbor office you will work closely with engineers, scientists, and other communications specialists on external, internal, and marketing communications, including preparing proposals and marketing materials. Your work will include helping develop strategies for proposals and opportunity pursuits; writing, editing, and designing persuasive proposals and presentations; developing content for the company website and social media; creating and updating marketing materials; and assisting with collection and analysis of proposal and other data.

Please include a cover letter with your application.


  Minimum Qualifications

  • B.A. degree in English, communications, marketing, or related field
  • One year of experience in a communications position, preferably communicating technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Excellent written communication, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Attentiveness to details and deadlines
  • Working knowledge of graphic design and document design principles
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel software
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship


Preferred Qualifications

  • Four years of relevant experience, preferably involving writing proposals or persuasive communications
  • Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and/or MS Project software
  • Advanced document design and graphic design skills
  • Technical editing experience
  • Photography experience

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 www.barr.com 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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