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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 in this position will undertake challenging work on projects involving geotechnical and geostructural engineering. Project assignments may include slope stability, seepage, bearing capacity, and settlement analyses; design of earth retaining structures, dams, rock engineering, non-traditional geomechanical analyses; and project management. Work will also include performing advanced geotechnical analysis and design through numerical modeling. Projects can also include providing quality reviews, preparing plans and specifications, and writing reports. In addition, the position will include field work such as subsurface investigations, in-situ testing, surveying, construction observation, and facility inspections.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of geotechnical modeling software, such as FLAC, FLAC3D, GeoStudio suite, Midas GTS NX, and Plaxis
  • Master’s degree from an accredited engineering school with geotechnical or geological engineering emphasis
  • Zero years of relevant experience
  • Solid theoretical background in soil-structure interaction, saturated and unsaturated groundwater flow, soil and rock mechanics, computational mechanics
  • Understanding of the basis of finite-element and finite-difference analysis, such as linear and non-linear constitutive models
  • Ability to critically evaluation of outputs for geotechnical analysis
  • Flexibility, willingness to modify personal schedules as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree in geotechnical or geological engineering from an accredited engineering school
  • Experience with Matlab, UDEC, 3DEC, and PFC software
  • Proficiency in FISH (programming language for FLAC) and Python
  • Knowledgeable in common engineering programming languages, such as C++, Visual Basic, Fortran, etc.
  • Solid background in probability and statistics for engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Desire to work with a team of geotechnical engineers in modeling and mentor less experienced staff
  • Desire to perform business development and engage in client relationship-building
  • Background/experience working on mining and/or dam projects

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. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. Participation in a medical surveillance program is required. Safety training will be provided before being assigned to work on these sites.

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. 
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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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