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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 person selected for this position will work on project teams involving civil engineering and related technical assignments. Project assignments may include design and analysis, civil engineering design with CADD modeling software, preparation of construction plans and specifications, and spreadsheet preparation. Project responsibilities may involve pumping-and-piping system design, hydrologic and hydraulic calculations, writing reports, assistance with large report production, construction cost estimating, construction observation, and facility inspections. The work will involve frequent long-term out-of-town assignments.

Applicants should provide transcripts for consideration.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering
  • 0 to 2 years of related work experience
  • Willingness and ability to regularly travel
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Flexible working style, self-initiative, self-motivation, and a willingness to work with teams to meet clients' needs and project schedules
  • Conscientiousness concerning the accuracy, appropriateness, and timeliness of results
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows OS and Microsoft Office software
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Legal authorization to work in Canada
  • Ability to obtain a TN Visa
  • Ability to safely lift and carry equipment weighing 20 kilograms

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 + Years of related work experience
  • Academic coursework directly related to the job responsibilities described above
  • Field experience on construction sites and with construction observation
  • Familiarity with soil testing procedures and evaluation of test results
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD and Civil 3D or other CADD-based civil design software
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certified, or ability to obtain within one year

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. A physical exam may be required and safety training will be provided.

Barr Engineering and Environmental Science Canada, Ltd. reserves the right to consider other legitimate, non-discriminatory factors that are not specifically listed.

We require proof of eligibility to work in Canada. 

Barr Engineering Company 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 an equal opportunity employer.

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