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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.


Barr is seeking a human resources associate to join its Minneapolis office. The human resources associate is part of a rotation program designed to give cross-functional HR exposure to staff members and prepare them to carry out a variety of generalist duties. The rotation will include periods of approximately 15-18 months working in support of training and development; staffing, recruiting, and onboarding; and HR compliance, processes, and projects. The person selected for this position will enter the associate program in the training and development role.

Responsibilities will include the support and coordination of a strong internal training program, including: coordinating the annual curriculum planning process with multiple program leads; evaluating company training needs and analyzing course feedback; preparing annual budget requests and tracking expenditures; supporting Barr’s coaching, mentoring, feedback and assessment programs; maintaining training-related materials on the company’s intranet site; and assisting the training assistant with training event support when needed. Responsibilities will also include leading or participating in training and development-related process improvements and initiatives, acting as a resource for course development and execution, and acting as a back-up for HR associates in other functional areas.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related area with coursework relevant to the practice of Human Resources
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, and Excel
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, and experience providing proactive, high-quality service to internal and external clients
  • Strong team mentality with a willingness to assist where needed to contribute to the group’s success
  • Solid critical-thinking skills and ability to bring forward situationally appropriate solutions to challenges
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to self-direct, prioritize and negotiate multiple responsibilities and client requests, completing tasks with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to modify plans to meet deadlines and client needs
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • HR internship experience in areas of practice described above
  • Curriculum/course development and/or teaching experience
  • Learning Management System (LMS) experience
  • HRIS and Applicant Tracking System (ATS) experience, including report writing

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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