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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 engineering student to work on projects involving civil and geotechnical engineering and related technical field assignments. Project assignments may include design and analysis; AutoCAD/Civil 3D drafting and design; field sampling and data collection; preparation of construction plans and specifications; spreadsheet preparation; short report preparation; laboratory testing and construction inspection/observation. The work may involve out-of-town assignments.

Applicants should provide transcripts for consideration.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3.2 grade-point average (4.0 scale)
  • At least two semesters of physics and three semesters of mathematics
  • Ongoing enrollment in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, or related degree program
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows OS and Microsoft Office software
  • 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
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness
  • Willingness to travel and periodically adjust personal schedules to meet project needs
  • A flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet client and project needs
  • Legal authorization to work in Canada without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3.5 grade-point average (4.0 scale)
  • Familiarity with gINT, AutoCAD, and Civil 3D or other CADD-based civil design software
  • Completion of at least one semester of third year engineering coursework
  • Previous engineering, field, or geotechnical experience
  • Ability to work in the U.S. without the need for sponsorship

NOTE: Some work locations may feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and may also require entering and working 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. Applicants may be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of specific clients. Must be able to safely lift and carry 13.6 kg.

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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