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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.


This position proves the opportunity to work on challenging civil/environmental engineering projects involving data collection, planning, and problem-solving in the water resources field. Project responsibilities may include water quality sampling, survey, field data collection at wells or project sites, erosion control inspection, construction observation, sampling equipment preparation and monitoring, data reduction, spreadsheet preparation, CADD and GIS, assistance with construction plans and specifications, and assistance with report preparation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree or Certificate in civil technology or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Two years’ experience as a civil technician or in related area of practice
  • Intermediate mathematical and computer skills
  • Ability and willingness to conduct field work independently
  • Comfortable working on and around water and/or ice-covered water bodies
  • Flexible working style, self-initiative, self-motivation and a willingness to work with teams to meet clients’ needs and project schedules
  • Thorough and organized approach to work, attention to detail, and the ability to work within a team
  • Conscientiousness concerning the accuracy, appropriateness and timeliness of results
  • 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

  • Survey experience
  • Erosion control inspection training and experience
  • Experience preparing cost estimates based on take-offs, and for feasibility and construction projects
  • Construction observation and documentation experience
  • Proficient with at least one of the following software programs: Autodesk Civil 3D, Bentley Inroads, or Geopak design
  • Experience in developing, using and interpreting construction and site development plans
  • Experience with preparation of project specifications
  • Basic GIS skills and experience
  • Proficiency with MS Excel and MS Word

NOTE: Must be able to work in locations that may feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and may also require entering and working within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and conditions typical of industrial facilities. An OSHA mandated physical exam may be required. Safety training will be provided.

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. 
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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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