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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 intern in this position will take on challenging and progressive work on projects involving data collection, planning, and problem-solving in the civil engineering field. Project responsibilities may include surveying, concrete and soils testing, water quality sampling, data collection at wells and water bodies, erosion control inspection, construction observation, sampling and testing equipment preparation, data reduction, spreadsheet preparation, CADD, assistance with construction plans and specifications, and assistance with report preparation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing an AA or AS degree in civil technology or related field
  • GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or higher
  • Basic mathematical and computer skills
  • Ability and willingness to participate in field work
  • Comfortable working on and around water bodies
  • At least one full-time semester remaining after internship
  • Conscientiousness concerning the accuracy, appropriateness, and timeliness of results
  • Thorough and organized approach to work, attention to detail, and the ability to work within a team
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows OS and Microsoft Office software
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • AutoCAD and Civil 3D experience
  • Proficiency with MS Excel and Word
  • Survey experience
  • Erosion control inspection training and experience
  • Construction observation and documentation experience
  • Experience in developing, using and interpreting construction and site development plans
  • GIS skills and 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 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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