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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 multidisciplinary project teams providing mechanical engineering and related technical expertise. Project assignments may include collecting field information; completing engineering calculations and analyses; selecting equipment and components; preparing design drawings and specifications; writing technical reports; preparing sketches for system arrangement; developing details of designs; and preparing cost estimates.

These activities will be related to the design of mechanical systems such as pipeline pump stations and terminals; bulk materials handling; process piping and pumping; industrial ventilation; industrial machinery and equipment; and building systems. The work will be primarily related to pipeline facilities, industrial processing facilities, power plants, mining facilities, and other heavy industrial environments. The work will at times involve short duration, out-of-town travel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with academic coursework directly related to the job responsibilities described above
  • GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
  • 0 – 2 years of relevant experience
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification, or ability to obtain within one yea
  • Familiarity with CAD design software and Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and Word
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work cooperatively in a project team environment that encourages self-initiative
  • Flexible working style as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of relevant work experience
  • GPA of at least 3.2/4.0
  • Background/experience working in industrial settings
  • Experience with AutoCAD, CADWorx, or SolidWorks
  • Experience with computer simulation modeling or numerical modelling using Mathcad or Excel

NOTE: Some work locations will feature the rough terrain typical of construction sites and industrial facilities. The role may occasionally require lifting or moving field testing equipment. Safety training will be provided prior to working on these sites. Applicants may be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of specific clients. Applicants should provide transcripts for consideration.

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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