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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?

If you are looking for an employee-owned company that fosters a collaborative environment, focuses on providing exceptional client service, offers the opportunity to work on challenging projects, and makes employee safety a top priority, Barr is the place for you. In addition to a highly competitive benefits package, we offer mentor and coaching programs to help our employees develop and grow their careers, along with opportunities for volunteering and community involvement.


The person selected for this position will work on projects with a diverse team of engineers and scientists and will assist with—and in some cases, lead— water resources/civil engineering technical projects. Project work may include stormwater management and planning; hydrologic and hydraulic modeling;; floodplain delineation and analysis; flood-impact reduction studies; levee services; flood insurance mapping; MS4 permitting; completion of plans and specifications for construction; working with permitting agencies and public officials; and water resources-related design (hydraulic structures, open channels, swales, pipes, water control structures, ponds, etc.). Assignments may also include involvement with or supervision of hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, GIS and CADD work, and report writing. The work may at times involve short-term, out-of-town assignments either in the field or in another office.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in civil or environmental engineering or related engineering degree, with emphasis on civil/water resources design
  • 3 years of civil engineering experience
  • Project or task management experience
  • Familiarity with hydraulic and hydrologic analysis; site development design, plans and specifications; open channel and pipe flow analysis
  • Broad familiarity with stormwater quality best management practices
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements surrounding water resources management
  • Strong computer skills involving the use of word processing and spreadsheet software, and a working knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic computer modeling, GIS, and CADD software
  • Flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in civil or environmental engineering
  • 4 to 10 years of civil/water resources engineering experience
  • Significant project management experience
  • P.E. certification
  • Strong technical skills in a wide range of civil engineering topics
  • Expertise in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, floodplain regulations, dam break and dam risk analysis, sediment transport issues, watershed management, hydraulic structures, bank stabilization, floodplain analysis and mapping, and dam and levee analysis and design
  • Civil design experience, including development of plans and specifications, construction observation, and construction management
  • Experience in business development and client management, including proposal management and development

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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