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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.


The person in this position will work on multi-discipline project teams providing structural engineering and related technical expertise. Project assignments may include design and analysis, preparation of plans and specifications, report writing, cost estimating, and construction observation. The work will be primarily for hydropower facilities, wind turbine foundations, and industrial processing facilities including power plants, mining facilities, and other heavy industrial facilities. The work may at times require short-term, out-of-town work assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in civil or structural engineering (including structural analysis, steel and concrete design)
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certified, or ability to obtain within one year
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, word processing, and spreadsheet software
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a project team environment that encourages self-initiative
  • A flexible working style as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs
  • Legal authorization to work in the country without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of related work experience
  • M.S. in civil or structural engineering
  • Experience with structural engineering analysis software such as RISA 3D, STAAD Pro, or MathCAD
  • Experience with 3D software such as Revit
  • Strong technical skills in a wide range of structural analysis and design

NOTE:Some work locations may feature rough terrain typical of industrial and construction sites and may also require entering and working within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities and construction sites. Safety training will be provided for work in these areas. 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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