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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 large, complex, and challenging projects for a leading engineering and environmental consulting firm with an expanding presence in the U.S. and Canada. We are proud of our recognition as a 2016 Great Place to Work based on the results of a comprehensive survey of our employees.

This work will be on multidiscipline project teams providing geotechnical engineering analysis and designs for a variety of projects, such as infrastructure, landslide and rockfall investigations and remediation, transportation, and flood diversion efforts. The client base will be primarily energy, oil sands, public sector, and potash industries. Project assignments may include helping our clients understand their needs and risks; preparing subcontracts; preparing, staffing, and overseeing geotechnical site investigations; geomechanics laboratory testing plans; interpreting field investigation, in-situ and instrumentation data; writing geotechnical engineering reports; estimating costs; providing geotechnical design; and performing geotechnical computer modeling. Project management activities will include responsibility for project deliverables, client communication, internal team coordination, mentoring junior staff, and financial performance on projects.

This individual will also have an opportunity to play a lead role in day-to-day client service and business development. Business development activities may include developing client relationships, tracking marketing leads and project opportunities, developing proposals and presentations, and networking and working to inform clients of the full range of capabilities offered by the firm.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree with a geotechnical engineering emphasis from an accredited institution
  • At least five years of relevant work experience related to geotechnical engineering
  • Field experience
  • Professional engineer certification or ability to obtain P.Eng. within one year
  • Willingness to travel for work
  • Demonstrated project organization and management skills
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of programs, especially Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated experience with geotechnical analysis and geotechnical computer modeling (such as e.g. FLAC and, Plaxis, Geo-Studio, Soil Vision, Slide, LPile, APile)
  • Experience with geotechnical site investigation and soil mechanics laboratory testing
  • A flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and client needs
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Legal authorization to work in Canada
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship OR must be eligible to obtain a TN work permit
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in geotechnical engineering
  • 10 years of relevant work experience related to geotechnical engineering
  • Demonstrated leadership skills

NOTE: Applicants must be safety-conscious and able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites. Applicants must also be able to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. 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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