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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 in this position will be part of project teams completing geotechnical, civil, and structural engineering designs. Work entails geotechnical engineering analysis and design for: foundations (shallow and deep), slope stability and seepage, earth retention dams, and hydraulic structures. Responsibilities also involve specifying, implementing, and interpreting soil and rock investigations, including drilling and cone penetrometer testing and in-situ testing; overseeing on-site and laboratory testing; conducting facility inspections; performing geotechnical modeling; preparing design plans and specifications; and writing reports. The person in this role will also work on business development, project management, project planning and scheduling, mentoring and coaching of less-experienced staff members, and workload estimation. This position may require limited, out-of-town work assignments to meet clients' needs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a geotechnical emphasis
  • Five or more years of relevant work experience with traditional geotechnical engineering
  • Professional Engineer (PE) licensure or ability to obtain a PE within one year
  • Strong technical skills in a wide range of geotechnical analysis and design
  • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to modify personal schedule as required to meet project deadlines and client needs
  • Proven experience collaborating and maintaining relationships across offices
  • Willingness to travel as required for projects
  • Computer skills, including modeling software (such as GeoStudio), design software for deep foundations (Apile, Lpile, AllPile, CT-Shoring, and GRLWEAP), word processing, and spreadsheets
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing approximately 50 or more pounds
  • Project management experience
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in civil engineering with a geotechnical emphasis
  • Seven or more years of relevant work experience with traditional geotechnical engineering
  • Proven project or task management skills
  • Experience scoping, contracting, executing, and managing advanced geotechnical field investigations, in-situ testing, and laboratory testing
  • Strong, proven business development skills

NOTE: Some work locations will feature the rough terrain typical of construction sites or require lifting or moving field testing equipment. Safety training will be provided prior to being given work assignments on these sites.

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. 
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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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