Barr project work offers challenges as well as opportunities for learning and growth
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contact information for our corporate headquarters:

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 lead project teams and be involved in office leadership and strategic planning and implementation. Project work will entail civil engineering and related technical assignments including project management, civil l design and analysis, construction plans and specifications preparation, spreadsheet preparation, site-development design, report writing, construction cost estimating, construction observation, and facility inspections. Assignments may include working with regulators and public officials. Junior staff mentoring and business development will also be part of this person’s role. Work may at times involve short-term out-of-town assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in civil engineering or related degree
  • 7 years of relevant civil engineering experience
  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) certification or ability to obtain within one year
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel and work outside of Canada
  • Flexible working style, self-initiative, self-motivation, and a willingness to work with teams to meet clients' needs and project schedules
  • Conscientiousness concerning the accuracy, appropriateness, and timeliness of results
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written English communication skills
  • Demonstrated project organization and management skills
  • Legal authorization to work in Canada and the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15 years of relevant civil engineering experience
  • Related (e.g. geotechnical, structural) engineering experience and education
  • MS in civil engineering or closely related discipline
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD and Civil 3D or other CADD-based civil design software
  • Demonstrated strong client-relationship and business-development skills
  • Demonstrated staff coaching and mentoring skills

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and facilities that have limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. 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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