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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 a consulting company that integrates engineering and environmental expertise to help clients develop, manage, process, and restore natural resources across North America and around the world. We have been employee owned since 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s. Today, we have over 800 employees across the U.S and Canada who work with clients in the mining, power, fuels, public, and manufacturing sectors, as well as attorneys, developers, and others with complex problems.

Why Choose Barr?

Barr is an employee-owned company that fosters collaboration, provides opportunities to work on diverse and challenging projects, and makes employee safety a top priority. In addition to a highly competitive benefits package, we offer mentoring and coaching programs that support our employees’ professional development, along with opportunities for volunteering, socializing, and personal growth.


The person in this position will work as part of a team on projects involving civil engineering and related technical assignments. Work may include performing design and analysis, completing designs with CADD modeling software, preparing construction plans and specifications, completing construction cost estimating, and performing construction observation. Areas of practice will include general civil design, utility design, rail-site grading design, and earthwork. The person in this role may also gather field samples, perform surveying, complete data reduction, and conduct instrumentation monitoring. The work may occasionally involve short-term out-of-town assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering with academic coursework directly related to the areas described above
  • Computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Word, as well as intermediate to advanced abilities in Excel
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Civil 3D, or other CAD-based civil design software
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to conduct field work independently or with other team members, either locally or out of town, when needed
  • A flexible working style, self-motivation, initiative, and a willingness to modify personal schedules as required to meet client needs and project schedules
  • Conscientiousness concerning the accuracy, appropriateness, and timeliness of results
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certified, or ability to obtain certification within one year
  • 2+ years of related work experience

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 machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Safety training will be provided to prepare for these situations. Applicants may be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of specific clients.

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. 
Barr 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 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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