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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 an engineer to join its growing Calgary office. This person will work with multidisciplinary teams providing field support and engineering analysis and design for industrial clients in the oil sands and the mining industries. Project work may include: managing and coordinating field personnel and technical scope for large-scale tailings management field programs, including working with clients to prepare plans and execution strategies; conducting preliminary tailings studies and assessments; overseeing on-site and bench-scale testing; providing on-site construction observation; evaluating and interpreting laboratory data; assisting with engineering designs; preparing cost estimates; preparing formal proposals; writing and managing delivery of technical reports; and performing other duties as assigned by the company. While the position is located in Calgary, it routinely will require travel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil, environmental, geological, geotechnical or chemical engineering with an interest in mine tailings management and execution of field programs
  • 5 or more years of work experience directly related to the job responsibilities described above
  • Professionally certified in Alberta (e.g., P. Eng.) or ability to obtain certification within one year
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated project management and leadership skills
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing and complex spreadsheets
  • A flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with multi-disciplinary teams of specialists (especially site operations) to meet client and project needs
  • Willingness to travel and periodically adjust personal schedules to meet project needs (up to 25% field work and travel expected; project needs will vary seasonally and over time)
  • Legal authorization to work in Canada without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in civil, environmental, geological, geotechnical or chemical engineering
  • Knowledge and experience in tailings management issues within the oil sands industry
  • Knowledge and experience of industrial processes such as mining, and/or minerals processing
  • Familiarity with environmental regulations
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship

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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