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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.


Barr is seeking a geology student to work on challenging geotechnical and civil engineering projects involving coordination of field activities, data collection, and problem-solving. Project responsibilities may include drilling observation and field crew coordination; geotechnical drilling and instrumentation estimates; surveying; vibration monitoring; and geotechnical construction observation. Preparation of drilling logs, geologic maps, cross-sections, and technical reports will be expected in this role. Onsite investigation tasks may include classifying soil and bedrock samples, and collecting samples for field screening and laboratory analysis. The work will involve frequent out-of-town assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ongoing enrollment in a Geology degree program, or related
  • Grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Thorough, organized, and detailed approach
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with project team members in a high-energy work environment that encourages self-initiative
  • A flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet client and project needs
  • Willingness to modify personal schedules when required to meet deadlines and client needs
  • Willingness and ability to regularly travel
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows OS and Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing 30 pounds or more
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Availability for full-time employment for a minimum of 6 months (approximately May-November/December)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Academic coursework directly related to the job responsibilities described above
  • Construction materials testing experience

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. 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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