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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 looking to fill an eight-month environmental engineering co-op in its Calgary office. The person selected for this position will begin in May and will work with multidiscipline teams providing field support, engineering analysis, studies, and designs for industrial clients in the oil sands, fuels, and mining industries. Project responsibilities may include coordinating and executing technical programs (monitoring, sampling, reporting) for large-scale field programs, conducting site investigations, overseeing on-site and bench-scale testing, evaluating and interpreting laboratory and field data, assisting with geotechnical and environmental designs, estimating costs, preparing plans, and writing detailed technical reports. Field work opportunities for this position will be year-round and will likely include out-of-town travel for up to two weeks at a time.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Chemical, environmental or geological engineering major, with coursework directly related to the responsibilities described above
  • Minimum 3.0 grade-point average on 4.0 scale
  • Third- or fourth-year student, with a minimum of one full-time semester of undergraduate or graduate course work remaining after the co-op
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members, regulators, and clients
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets
  • A flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet client and project needs
  • Willingness to travel and periodically adjust personal schedules to meet project needs (up to 50% travel and field work expected; project needs will vary seasonally and over time)
  • Legal authorization to work in Canada and the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in remote locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction and mining sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste-disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. Safety training will be provided before being assigned to work on these sites.

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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