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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 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.


The Senior Mechanical Engineer will work on multidisciplinary project teams providing mechanical engineering and related technical expertise. The work will primarily serve clients at mining facilities, fuels and/or natural gas facilities, power generation facilities, and other heavy industrial facilities. Project assignments may include managing projects; preparing design drawings and specifications; completing engineering calculations and analyses; selecting equipment and components; writing technical reports; preparing sketches for system arrangement; developing details of designs; and preparing cost estimates and bid packages. The work may involve short-term, out-of-town assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in mechanical engineering from an accredited university or related degree
  • 10+ years of related work experience
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification, or ability to obtain within one year
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Microsoft Office software, computer simulation modeling
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work cooperatively 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

  • 20+ years of working on projects directly related to job responsibilities described above at a consulting engineering or industrial workplace
  • Background/experience working on industrial construction projects
  • Client service aptitude and experience
  • Experience working directly with clients
  • Demonstrated project or task management skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency across multiple technical skills listed below
  • Managing engineering design projects/teams
  • Field work experience within industrial settings (mines, processing plants, refineries, power plants, etc.)
  • Mechanical equipment design and specification development
  • Steam system design
  • Process system design
  • Instrumentation and controls
  • Pump sizing/specifications
  • Hydraulic calculations for pumping/piping systems
  • Control valve sizing
  • HVAC sizing/design
  • Material handling system design (crushers, screens, conveyors, etc.)
  • Slurry pipeline systems
  • Piping design for ASME B31.1, B31.3, B31.4, B31.8, and similar codes
  • Pipe stress analysis with Caesar 2 or similar software
  • Pipe support and equipment nozzle design/qualification
  • Finite Element Analysis

NOTE: Some work locations may feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and may also require entering and working within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Safety training will be provided. Applicants may be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of specific clients.

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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