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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 projects involving coordination of field activities, data collection and problem-solving. Project responsibilities may include construction observation, sampling equipment preparation and monitoring, data reduction, spreadsheet preparation, design using CADD modeling software, assistance with the preparation of construction plans and specifications, and assistance with report preparation. Project work may also include reviewing monitoring databases, including near real-time operations, through local and remote connections and bench-test equipment before and after field installations and decommissions. The work will involve long-term field assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two-year technical certificate
  • Two years of experience directly related to the job responsibilities described above
  • Ability and willingness to conduct field work independently
  • Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with project team members in a high-energy working environment that encourages self-initiative
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Flexible working style and willingness to modify personal schedules to meet deadlines and client needs
  • Ability to safely lift and carry equipment weighing 20 kilograms
  • Legal authorization to work in Canada without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Four or more years of experience working on projects directly related to the job responsibilities described above at an engineering or industrial workplace
  • Experience with geotechnical drilling and instrumentation installation procedures
  • Experience with communications systems and telemetry
  • Experience with photogrammetry and remote sensing
  • Experience in the operation and use of total station and GPS survey control hardware and/or software
  • Demonstrated proficiency using current versions of AutoCAD and Civil 3D or other CADD-based civil design software
  • Demonstrated familiarity with spreadsheet and word processing software

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving equipment, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. A physical exam may be required; safety training will be provided.

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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