Barr project work offers challenges as well as opportunities for learning and growth
working at Barr

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)
back to careers

open positions

position location
apply online

Summary

The person in this position will work on project teams assisting clients with air quality permitting, environmental compliance, and related technical assignments. Participating in preparing emission inventories; chemical mass balances; monitoring plans; permit applications; technical and economic feasibility studies for pollution-control equipment and processes; and written reports. Responsibilities may also involve waste management; spill prevention, control, and countermeasures plans; risk management plans; and site evaluations and investigations. In addition, the job may require working with permitting agencies and on site at client facilities.

NOTE: NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature the rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required; safety training will be provided.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in chemical, mechanical, or environmental engineering and two years of professional experience working with state and federal air permits such as PSD/NSR, Title V, and state air construction permits
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients
  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill commitments on schedule and to do what it takes to meet clients' service expectations and requirements
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills, including attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness, as well as a commitment to producing high-quality deliverables
  • Effectiveness in building working relationships and working on multidiscipline project teams
  • A flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Self-initiative and motivation with an emphasis on client service and cultivating a career in environmental consulting
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Ability to travel to client locations and other Barr offices


Preferred Qualifications

  • At least five years of experience working with federal air regulations such as PSD/NSR and CAA Title V, as well as state air construction permit
  • Experience conducting best available control technology (BACT) or similar evaluations
  • Engineering or scientific knowledge and experience in the power, refining, pipeline, ethanol, and/or mining industries
  • Demonstrated organization and management skills
  • Aptitude for developing client relationships and business
  • Ability to identify problem symptoms and causes, and develop and evaluate alternative solutions

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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Bismarck, ND link print
apply online

Summary

This position presents the opportunity to work with an engineering and environmental consulting firm recognized as one of the "Best Environmental Engineering Firm to Work For" nationally by CE News. Come assist with the establishment of our Salt Lake City office and be a part of our mining, fuels and power-focused team, working on challenging projects with engineering professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines.

The person in this position will work on project teams assisting clients with air quality permitting, environmental compliance, and related technical assignments; participating in preparing emission inventories, chemical mass balances, monitoring plans, permit applications, technical and economic feasibility studies for pollution-control equipment and processes, and written reports. Responsibilities may also involve waste management; preparation of spill prevention, control, and countermeasures plans; preparation of risk management plans; and participation in site evaluations and investigations. Projects may require working with permitting agencies and on site at client facilities.

At times, the work will involve short-term out-of-town assignments.

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature the rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work in facilities that have limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Projects may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required; safety training will be provided.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in chemical, mechanical, or environmental engineering or related scientific degree and three years of work experience following receipt of a bachelor's degree
  • Experience working with state air permits such as state air construction, operating, and area source permits
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients
  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill commitments on schedule and to do what it takes to meet clients' service expectations and requirements
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills, including attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness, as well as a commitment to producing high-quality deliverables
  • Effectiveness in building working relationships and working on multidisciplinary project teams
  • A flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Self-initiative and motivation with an emphasis on client service and cultivating a career in environmental consulting
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Ability to travel to client locations and other Barr offices


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with federal air regulations such as PSD/NSR and CAA Title V
  • Experience conducting best available control technology (BACT) or similar evaluations
  • Engineering or scientific knowledge and experience in the power, refining, pipeline, ethanol, and/or mining industries
  • Demonstrated organization and management skills
  • Aptitude for developing client relationships and business
  • Ability to identify problem symptoms and causes and develop and evaluate alternative solutions

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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Salt Lake City, UT link print
apply online

Summary

The person selected for this position will work on project teams assisting clients with air quality permitting, environmental compliance, and related technical assignments. Work will include participating in preparing emission inventories; chemical mass balances; monitoring plans; permit applications; technical and economic feasibility studies for pollution-control equipment and processes; and written reports. Responsibilities may also involve waste management; spill prevention, control, and countermeasures plans; risk management plans; and site evaluations and investigations. In addition, the job may require working with permitting agencies and on site at client facilities.

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature the rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required; safety training will be provided.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical, mechanical, or environmental engineering or related scientific degree
  • Three years of professional experience working with state and federal air permits such as PSD/NSR, Title V, and state air construction permits
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients
  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill commitments on schedule and to do what it takes to meet clients’ service expectations and requirements
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills, including attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness, as well as a commitment to producing high-quality deliverables
  • Effectiveness in building working relationships and working on multidiscipline project teams
  • A flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Self-initiative and motivation with an emphasis on client service and cultivating a career in environmental consulting
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Ability to travel to client locations and other Barr offices


Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years of experience working with federal air regulations such as PSD/NSR and CAA Title V, as well as state air construction permit
  • Experience conducting best available control technology (BACT) or similar evaluations
  • Engineering or scientific knowledge and experience in the power, refining, pipeline, ethanol, and/or mining industries
  • Demonstrated organization and management skills
  • Aptitude for developing client relationships and business
  • Ability to identify problem symptoms and causes, and develop and evaluate alternative solutions

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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Grand Rapids, MI link print
apply online

Summary

This position presents the opportunity to work with one of the leading consulting firms in the upper Midwest - one that was recognized in 2011 as the "Best Environmental Engineering Firm to Work For" nationally by CE News.

The person in this position will work on project teams assisting clients with air quality permitting, environmental compliance, and related technical assignments. participating in preparing emission inventories; chemical mass balances; monitoring plans; permit applications; technical and economic feasibility studies for pollution-control equipment and processes; and written reports. Responsibilities may also involve waste management; spill prevention, control, and countermeasures plans; risk management plans; and site evaluations and investigations. In addition, the job may require working with permitting agencies and on site at client facilities.

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature the rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required; safety training will be provided.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in chemical, mechanical, or environmental engineering or related scientific degree and five years of professional experience working with state and federal air permits such as PSD/NSR, Title V, and state air construction permits
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients
  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill commitments on schedule and to do what it takes to meet clients' service expectations and requirements
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills, including attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness, as well as a commitment to producing high-quality deliverables
  • Effectiveness in building working relationships and working on multidiscipline project teams
  • A flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Self-initiative and motivation with an emphasis on client service and cultivating a career in environmental consulting
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Ability to travel to client locations and other Barr offices


Preferred Qualifications

  • At least eight years of experience working with federal air regulations such as PSD/NSR and CAA Title V, as well as state air construction permit
  • Experience conducting best available control technology (BACT) or similar evaluations
  • Engineering or scientific knowledge and experience in the power, refining, pipeline, ethanol, and/or mining industries
  • Demonstrated organization and management skills
  • Aptitude for developing client relationships and business
  • Ability to identify problem symptoms and causes, and develop and evaluate alternative solutions

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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Minneapolis, MN link print
apply online

Summary

This position presents the opportunity to work with one of the leading consulting firms in the upper Midwest - one that was recognized in 2011 as the "Best Environmental Engineering Firm to Work For" nationally by CE News.

The person in this position will work on project teams assisting clients with air quality permitting, environmental regulatory compliance, and related technical assignments. Work may include participating in preparing emission inventories; chemical mass balances; monitoring plans; permit applications; technical and economic feasibility studies for pollution-control equipment and processes; and written reports. Responsibilities may also involve waste management; spill prevention, control, and countermeasures plans; risk management plans; and site evaluations and investigations. In addition, the job may require working with permitting agencies and on site at client facilities.

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature the rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions common in industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required; safety training will be provided.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in chemical, mechanical, or environmental engineering or related scientific degree and five years of professional experience with state and federal air permits such as PSD/NSR, Title V, and state air construction permits
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients
  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill commitments on schedule and to do what it takes to meet clients' service expectations and requirements
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills, including attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness, as well as a commitment to producing high-quality deliverables
  • Effectiveness in building working relationships and working on multidiscipline project teams
  • A flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Self-initiative and motivation, with an emphasis on client service and cultivating a career in environmental consulting
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Ability to travel to client locations and other Barr offices


Preferred Qualifications

  • At least eight years of experience working with federal air regulations such as PSD/NSR and CAA Title V, as well as state air construction permits
  • Engineering or scientific knowledge and experience in the power, refining, pipeline, ethanol, and/or mining industries
  • Demonstrated organization and management skills
  • Aptitude for developing client relationships and business
  • Ability to identify problem symptoms and causes, and evaluate and develop alternative solutions

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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Ann Arbor, MI link print
apply online

Summary

The person selected for this position will work on project teams involving civil engineering and related technical assignments. Project assignments may include design and analysis; civil engineering design with CADD modeling software; preparation of construction plans and specifications; and spreadsheet preparation. Project responsibilities may involve site layout and grading; earthwork calculations; pumping and piping system design; hydrologic and hydraulic calculations; writing reports; assistance with large report production; construction cost estimating; construction observation; facility inspections; and other types of field work. The work will involve periodic out-of-town assignments (approximately 50% travel time).

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam, as well as participation in a drug testing program, may be required; safety training will be provided.


Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in civil engineering
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification, or ability to obtain within one year
  • 0-5 years of related work experience
  • Flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs
  • Ability to work in teams, concentrate on details and keep project information organized
  • Conscientiousness concerning the accuracy, appropriateness, and timeliness of results
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record


Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in civil engineering
  • Experience with construction oversight
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD and Civil 3D or other CADD-based civil design software
  • Familiarity with soil testing procedures and evaluation of test results
  • Familiarity with hydrologic/hydraulic modeling software

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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Jefferson City, MO link print
apply online

Summary

The person in this position will work on multidiscipline project teams providing electrical engineering and related technical expertise. Work will include integrating process, mechanical, and control requirements into comprehensive electrical systems. Projects will focus on design and analysis and will include preparing plans and specifications, writing reports, and developing cost estimations, and will include design of power and controls from the ground up. The work will be related to industrial processing facilities, power plants, mining facilities, and municipal water and wastewater facilities. The person in this position will also be responsible for the management of projects, coaching and mentoring less-experienced staff, providing technical leadership, and team management to meet clients' needs. The work may at times involve short-term out-of-town assignments.

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Safety training will be provided.


Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering with academic coursework focused on power or control systems
  • At least 5 years of related experience working in a design capacity on projects directly related to job responsibilities described above at a consulting engineering or industrial organization
  • Working knowledge of codes, standards, laws, and regulations applicable to the project assignments described above
  • Computer skills and familiarity with AutoCAD, Excel, and Word
  • Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with team members in a high-energy working environment that encourages self-initiative
  • A flexible working style and a willingness to modify personal schedules as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record


Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of related experience
  • Knowledge and experience with industrial manufacturing processes such as power plants, petroleum refining, mining and/or minerals processing, chemical production or municipal facilities
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license or ability to obtain within one year
  • Demonstrated project organization and management skills
  • Client-relationship and business-development skills

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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Ann Arbor, MI link print
apply online

Summary

This position offers the opportunity to work on large, complex, and challenging projects with a leading consulting firm. We do great work and we’re a great place to work—awards prove both. Join us in solving problems for clients across Canada, throughout the U.S., and around the world!

The duration of this position is contingent on the outcome of several environmental management opportunities that could be short lived or grow; therefore, our offering is for a limited term, potentially ending in December 2016. We’re looking for someone with advanced problem-solving abilities and communication skills. The successful candidate will work in our growing Calgary office, developing solutions that allow industrial clients to comply with environmental regulations while remaining profitable. Projects may involve compliance assistance, on-site staff assistance (in Canada and the U.S.), site evaluations and investigations, regulatory and technical analysis, solution development, report writing, and regulatory negotiation.

In fulfilling these duties, the employee will interface with internal project teams, industry representatives, and regulatory staff. Key job activities will likely include performing mass balance calculations; completing emission inventories; evaluating and troubleshooting new and existing systems; providing regulatory assistance; developing compliance monitoring plans; preparing waste-management, spill-prevention, and risk-management plans; and conducting technical and economic feasibility studies for pollution control equipment and processes. The work may require out-of-town assignments in the field, at client facilities, or in another Barr office.

Work may also include completing, or managing others who complete, environmental certificate-of-approval applications, environmental compliance auditing, air emission inventories, and emergency and contingency plans. The employee will interface frequently with federal, provincial, and local government officials and regulatory staff, resource managers, industry representatives, technical and information resource experts, and interested and concerned citizens.

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. Safety training will be provided before being assigned to work on these sites.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or technical degree in an environmental science or closely related discipline, or a combination of environmental education and relevant experience
  • Eight years of direct experience with environmental compliance in an industrial setting
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with provincial and federal regulatory staff, resource managers, and other government officials
  • Technical knowledge of federal and provincial environmental regulations, as well as familiarity with their application
  • Experience with the oil sands, petroleum refining, pipeline, and/or mining industries
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in building working relationships and leading and working with teams of multiple disciplines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate in a consultative manner
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated project organization and project- and people-management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill commitments, especially where deadlines are concerned
  • A flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Acceptable driving record, because the position will include driving on company business
  • Must have the ability to legally work in both the United States and Canada without the need for sponsorship OR must be able to obtain a TN work permit.


Preferred Qualifications

  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to process complex or rapidly developing information to extract key issues and implications and develop appropriate strategies
  • Experience working as part of a remote team

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 www.barr.com 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.

apply online

Calgary, AB link print
apply online

Summary

This position offers the opportunity to work with an engineering and environmental consulting firm recognized as one of the "Best Environmental Engineering Firm to Work For" nationally by CE News. The successful candidate will assist in establishing our Salt Lake City office and be a part of a team of engineering professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines serving mining, fuels, and power team clients.

The position requires strong problem-solving ability and communication skills to develop solutions to meet client objectives for air and water regulatory program requirements. Projects may include compliance assistance; on-site staff assistance; site evaluations and investigations; regulatory and technical analysis; solution development; report writing; and regulatory negotiations. In fulfilling these duties, the position will interface with internal project teams, industry representatives, and regulatory staff. Key job activities may include: mass balance calculations; emission inventories; evaluation and troubleshooting of new or existing systems; providing regulatory assistance including preparing draft NPDES permit applications, air quality permit applications, and related documents; development of compliance monitoring plans; development of waste management, spill prevention and risk management plans; and technical and economic feasibility studies for pollution control equipment and processes. The work may require short-term, out-of-town assignments in the field, client facility or in another Barr office.

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required; safety training will be provided.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, chemistry, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related scientific degree
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills including attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Effectiveness in building working relationships and working in multi-disciplined project teams
  • A flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Self-initiative and motivation with an emphasis on client service and growing a career in environmental consulting
  • Willingness to travel for field work or work at client sites 20-30% of the time
  • Acceptable driving record


Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more internships in industry or consulting
  • Five years of post-college professional experience
  • High level of proficiency working in Excel spreadsheets
  • Experience working with regulations and environmental permitting
  • Project or task management skills
  • Aptitude for developing client relationships and business
  • FE certification and interest in pursuing a PE

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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Salt Lake City, UT link print
apply online

Summary

This position presents the opportunity to work with a leading consulting firm and the firm that has been recognized nationally as one of the "Best Environmental Engineering Firms to Work For" by CE News.

The person selected for this position will work on a variety of environmental consulting projects to support an industrial client base. The position requires strong problem-solving ability and communication skills to develop solutions to meet client objectives for air and water program regulatory requirements. Projects may include compliance assistance, on-site staff assistance, site evaluations and investigations, regulatory and technical analysis, solution development, report writing, and regulatory negotiations. In fulfilling these duties, the position will interface with internal project teams, industry representatives, and regulatory staff. Key job activities may include: mass balance calculations; emission inventories; evaluation and troubleshooting of new or existing systems; providing regulatory assistance including preparing draft NPDES permit applications, air quality permit applications, and related documents; development of compliance monitoring plans; development of waste management, spill prevention and risk management plans; and technical and economic feasibility studies for pollution control equipment and processes. The work may require out-of-town assignments in the field, client facility or in another Barr office.

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required; safety training will be provided.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, chemistry, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related scientific degree
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills including attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Effectiveness in building working relationships and working in multi-disciplined project teams
  • A flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Self-initiative and motivation with an emphasis on client service and growing a career in environmental consulting
  • Willingness to travel for field work or work at client sites 20-30% of the time
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship


Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more internships in industry or consulting
  • Five years of post-college professional experience
  • High level of proficiency working in Excel spreadsheets
  • Experience working with regulations and environmental permitting
  • Project or task management skills
  • Aptitude for developing client relationships and business
  • FE certification and interest in pursuing a PE

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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Ann Arbor, MI link print
apply online

Summary

This position presents the opportunity to work on large, complex, and challenging projects with one of the leading consulting firms in the upper Midwest—a firm that has been recognized as a “best place to work” in Minnesota and as one of the best engineering and environmental firms to work for in the nation by CE News.

The person selected for this position will work on environmental consulting projects for Barr’s industrial, power, fuels, and mining clients. Work will involve helping our clients comply with the environmental regulatory programs applicable to their operations. The primary program is NPDES permitting. Problem-solving and consulting skills will be critical to developing strategies that will meet client objectives.

Projects may include technical analysis and solution development; report writing; preparing permit applications; assisting clients with compliance tasks; regulatory negotiations; providing guidance on other environmental and regulatory program issues; developing project scopes of work, work plans and associated cost estimates. In fulfilling this role, the successful candidate may work with federal, state, and local government officials and regulatory staff, resource managers, other industry representatives, technical and information resource experts, and interested and concerned citizens.

Key activities may include evaluation of new or existing processes or systems with respect to regulatory requirements; interpreting and impact analysis of regulations to proposed projects; providing training; and preparing permit applications. The work may require short-term, out-of-town assignments in the field or in another office.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental or chemical engineering
  • Six-plus years of professional experience with federal and state environmental regulatory programs, including but not limited to NPDES permits, wetland permits and environmental review related to permitting
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with project team members ,clients and federal, state and local agencies
  • Self-initiative and motivation with an emphasis on client service and growing a career in environmental consulting
  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill commitments regarding timeliness of work to meet the service requirements of clients
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills including attention to detail, accuracy and completeness
  • Effectiveness in building working relationships and working in multi-disciplined project teams
  • Flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Computer aptitude, including experience with Microsoft Office
  • Acceptable driving record


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the mining, power, petroleum refining, pipeline, and/or ethanol industries, Ability to identify, develop and evaluate solutions to complex regulatory issues
  • Aptitude for developing client relationships and business
  • Experience with other facility related management plans is desirable

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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Hibbing, MN link print
apply online

Summary

This position presents the opportunity to work with one of the leading consulting firms in the Upper Midwest and a firm recognized in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015 as one of the "Best Environmental Engineering Firm to Work For" nationally by CE News.

The person selected for this position will work on environmental consulting projects for industrial, power, fuels, and mining clients. Work will involve helping our clients comply with the environmental regulatory programs applicable to their operations. The primary program is NPDES permitting. Problem-solving and consulting skills will be critical to developing strategies that will meet client objectives.

Projects may include technical analysis and solution development; report writing; preparing permit applications; assisting clients with compliance tasks; regulatory negotiations; providing guidance on other environmental and regulatory program issues ; Developing project scopes of work, work plans and associated cost estimates. In fulfilling this role, the successful candidate may work with federal, state, and local government officials and regulatory staff, resource managers, other industry representatives, technical and information resource experts, and interested and concerned citizens.

Key activities may include evaluation of new or existing processes or systems with respect to regulatory requirements; interpreting regulations; providing training; and preparing permit applications. The work may require short-term, out-of-town assignments in the field or in another office.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental or chemical engineering and 10 years of professional experience with federal and state environmental regulatory programs, especially NPDES permits
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients
  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill commitments regarding timeliness of work to meet the service requirements of clients
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills including attention to detail, accuracy and completeness
  • Effectiveness in building working relationships and working in multi-disciplined project teams
  • Flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Self-initiative and motivation with an emphasis on client service and growing a career in environmental consulting
  • Computer aptitude, including experience with Microsoft Office
  • Acceptable driving record


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the petroleum refining, pipeline, ethanol, mining, and/or power industries
  • Ability to identify, develop and evaluate solutions to complex regulatory issues
  • Aptitude for developing client relationships and business

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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Minneapolis, MN link print
apply online

Summary

This position presents the opportunity to work with one of the leading consulting firms in the Upper Midwest and a firm recognized in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015 as one of the "Best Environmental Engineering Firm to Work For" nationally by CE News.

The person selected for this position will work on environmental consulting projects for industrial, power, fuels, and mining clients. Work will involve helping our clients comply with the environmental regulatory programs applicable to their operations. The primary program is NPDES permitting. Problem-solving and consulting skills will be critical to developing strategies that will meet client objectives.

Projects may include technical analysis and solution development; report writing; preparing permit applications; assisting clients with compliance tasks; regulatory negotiations; providing guidance on other environmental and regulatory program issues ; Developing project scopes of work, work plans and associated cost estimates. In fulfilling this role, the successful candidate may work with federal, state, and local government officials and regulatory staff, resource managers, other industry representatives, technical and information resource experts, and interested and concerned citizens.

Key activities may include evaluation of new or existing processes or systems with respect to regulatory requirements; interpreting regulations; providing training; and preparing permit applications. The work may require short-term, out-of-town assignments in the field or in another office.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental or chemical engineering and 10 years of professional experience with federal and state environmental regulatory programs, especially NPDES permits
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients
  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill commitments regarding timeliness of work to meet the service requirements of clients
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills including attention to detail, accuracy and completeness
  • Effectiveness in building working relationships and working in multi-disciplined project teams
  • Flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Self-initiative and motivation with an emphasis on client service and growing a career in environmental consulting
  • Computer aptitude, including experience with Microsoft Office
  • Acceptable driving record


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the petroleum refining, pipeline, ethanol, mining, and/or power industries
  • Ability to identify, develop and evaluate solutions to complex regulatory issues
  • Aptitude for developing client relationships and business

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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Duluth, MN link print
apply online

Summary

Barr Engineering Co. is seeking a Senior Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) specialist to undertake challenging projects working out of Barr's Minneapolis office. The person in this position will build and maintain and build client relationships and pursue business development opportunities for FERC-related environmental review and permitting projects. The specialist will also will work with multidiscipline project teams and regulatory staff and clients to manage and support the development of environmental review documents and permit applications. Work tasks may also include managing archaeological/historical reviews and surveys; managing threatened and endangered species reviews and surveys; managing wetland delineations, inventories, and functional assessments; developing regulatory strategies with clients; and consulting and negotiating with regulatory agencies.

NOTE: Some work locations may feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and may also require entering and working within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required. Safety training will be provided.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, environmental policy, or related field
  • 5-10 years of directly related experience
  • Superior writing and communication skills
  • Project management and business development experience
  • Effective communication skills with internal team, external clients, sub-consultants, and government agency representatives
  • Ability to manage and motivate a project team
  • Thorough knowledge of FERC application requirements, pre-filing process and EA/EIS development
  • Knowledge of and experience with federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations and processes
  • Basic computer skills
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively with local, state, and federal regulators
  • Willingness to travel and work out of town
  • Acceptable driving record


Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience of environmental permitting experience supporting FERC-regulated projects and facilities
  • Experience and established relationships with energy sector clients and regulators and an ability to solicit and secure work from existing and prospective clients
  • Extensive experience with state and federal EAs and EISs, report preparation, and environmental permitting
  • Experience working as a third-party contractor for the FERC

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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Minneapolis, MN link print
apply online

Summary

The person selected for this position will work on a variety of engineering consulting projects involving traditional geotechnical engineering designs such as foundations (shallow and deep), slope stability, seepage, earth retention, dams and hydraulic structures, and groundwater. The position also includes working on engineering project teams performing geotechnical and civil engineering design and analyses; specifying, implementing, and interpreting soil and rock investigations, including drilling and cone penetrometer testing and in-situ testing; overseeing on-site and laboratory testing; field work such as facility inspections; geotechnical computer modeling; preparation of plans and specifications; and writing reports. Administrative work, such as business development, project management, project planning and scheduling, mentoring and coaching of staff, and workload estimation are also part of this strategic role. This position may require limited, out-of-town work assignments to meet clients' needs.

NOTE: Some work locations will feature the rough terrain typical of construction sites. Safety training will be provided prior to being given work assignments on these sites.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering at an accredited university with a geotechnical engineering emphasis
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience with traditional geotechnical engineering
  • Strong technical skills in a wide range of geotechnical analysis and design
  • Demonstrated flexibility, willingness to modify personal schedule as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs while providing exceptional client service
  • Willingness to travel as required for projects
  • Computer skills including AutoCad, modeling software (such as FLAC, Plaxis, and/or GeoStudio), word processing, and spreadsheets
  • Strong oral and verbal communication skills
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record


Preferred Qualifications

  • 8+ years of similar experience
  • Graduate degree in geotechnical engineering
  • Proven project or task management skills
  • Experience scoping, contracting, executing, and managing advanced geotechnical field investigations and laboratory testing
  • Experience with Civil 3D or other civil design package
  • Experience with project scheduling software (MS Project or Primavera)
  • Experience or desire to work in mining engineering and power generation facilities
  • Strong, proven business development skills

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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Bismarck, ND link print
apply online

Summary

Come be a part of our team with the opportunity to work on challenging projects! The person in this position will work on multidisciplinary project teams providing mechanical engineering and related technical expertise. The work primarily will be for industrial processing facilities including mining facilities, power plants, fuels facilities and other heavy industrial facilities. Typical project assignments may include managing projects; preparing design drawings and specifications; completing engineering calculations and analyses; selecting equipment and components; writing technical reports; and preparing cost estimates and bid packages. The work may involve short-term, out-of-town assignments.

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. Applicants may be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of specific clients.


Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in mechanical engineering with academic coursework directly related to the job responsibilities described above
  • 5+ years of related work experience
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certified, or ability to obtain PE within one year
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Microsoft Office software, computer simulation modeling
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work cooperatively in a project team environment that encourages self-initiative
  • Demonstrated project organization and management skills
  • Flexible working style as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship


Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience
  • Background/experience working on industrial construction projects
  • Business development aptitude and experience
  • Project management experience

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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Salt Lake City, UT link print
apply online

Summary

Barr Engineering Co. is seeking a Senior National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Specialist to undertake challenging work pursuing federal environmental review opportunities while working out of Barr's Minneapolis office. The person in this position will build and build and maintain client relationships and pursue business development opportunities for permitting services and NEPA analysis with energy and mining-sector clients. The specialist also will work with multidiscipline project teams, regulatory staff, and clients to manage and support the development of environmental review documents and permit applications. Work tasks may also include managing archaeological/historical reviews and surveys; managing threatened and endangered species reviews and surveys; managing wetland delineations, inventories, and functional assessments; developing regulatory strategies with clients; and consulting and negotiating with regulatory agencies.

NOTE: Some work locations may feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and may also require entering and working within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required. Safety training will be provided.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, environmental policy, or related field
  • 5-10 years of directly related experience
  • Superior writing and communication skills
  • Project and team management, and business development experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with NEPA regulations and processes
  • Environmental Assessment (EA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) preparation experience
  • Basic computer skills
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively with local, state, and federal regulators
  • Willingness to travel and work out of town
  • Acceptable driving record


Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience managing environmental review and permitting of energy and mining projects
  • Experience and established relationships with energy and mining sector clients and regulators and an ability to solicit and secure work from existing and prospective clients
  • Specialized experience in NEPA document preparation and knowledge of federal, state and local environmental permitting regulations
  • Extensive experience with state and federal EAs and EISs, report preparation, and environmental permitting
  • Experience in permitting pipelines and electrical transmission lines
  • Experience working as a third-party contractor on federal EIS projects

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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Minneapolis, MN link print
apply online

Summary

This position provides the opportunity to work on large, complex, and challenging projects at a consulting firm recognized by CE News as one of the nation's best environmental engineering firms to work for.

The person hired for this position will lead and expand the group at Barr that provides pipeline and environmental cross-functional support services. He or she will also work with staff and clients in other industry sectors such as power generation and transmission, mining, refining, and manufacturing. The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Identifying industry, business, and regulatory trends to help clients anticipate, plan, and execute initiatives for responding to dynamic market conditions and the expectations of regulators and the public
  • Identifying, quantifying, and effectively communicating at an executive level the environmental risks associated with the pre-purchase of pipeline and similar infrastructure assets, and/or performing feasibility assessments of new business opportunities
  • Managing all aspects of large-scale project permitting, construction, and regulatory compliance, including cost, scope, and schedule controls
  • Integrating cross-functional services in support of pipeline safety, operational reliability, and integrity management
  • Providing regulatory compliance solutions and best management practices based on clients' specific needs
  • Establishing new relationships and maintaining existing ones with clients and employees
  • Forming, developing, and leading integrated project teams
  • Directly contributing to project work and coordinating the efforts of others
  • Mentoring employees to help them become project leaders
  • Providing team direction and leadership

The person in this role needs to fully understand federal and state regulations and the regulatory processes governing pipeline safety and environmental protection. In particular, expertise is required in DOT/PHMSA, EPA, and state environmental programs pertaining to pipeline and facility operations and applicable air, waste, and water regulations.

He or she also needs to demonstrate the ability to manage large, complex projects and develop strategies for aligning clients' business goals and objectives with required federal, state, and local assessments and permits (including NEPA EA/EIS reviews and COE wetland permits), as well as coordinate environmental work with the design, construction planning, and execution phases of projects. Because some of Barr's clients are located in Canada, experience with Canadian environmental programs, remediation standards, and pipeline life-cycle regulatory requirements is a plus.

The person hired will interface with clients, potential clients, regulatory staff, resource managers, other industry representatives, technical and information-resource experts, and interested and concerned citizens.

Although the position is in our Duluth office, occasional travel to other office and client locations may be required.

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature the rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work in facilities that have limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial sites. Projects may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required; safety training will be provided.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 15 or more years of direct experience in the roles and with the responsibilities described above
  • Broad understanding of the oil and gas industry and critical pipeline infrastructure
  • In-depth knowledge of the requirements for pipeline design, construction, operating, maintenance, and emergency response, ideally with an emphasis on integrity management systems
  • Experience interpreting and applying DOT/PHMSA regulations for liquids, gas, and spill response to pipeline operations, as well as assessing agency interpretations
  • Established relationships within the PHMSA regulating community
  • Thorough understanding of environmental management systems and governance support
  • Experience providing technical and strategic permitting support and direction to internal and external clients and project teams for corridor, terminal, or similar NEPA EA/EIS projects
  • Experience with spill response actions and implementing incident command systems, environmental investigations, and remediation activities. Experience communicating and negotiating and with regulatory agencies, landowners, and public agencies on cleanup actions and levels and potential environmental and health impacts a plus
  • Ability to provide support related to air, water, and solid- and hazardous-waste permitting and compliance
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in bringing clients and employees with expertise in diverse disciplines together to build effective teams
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in building relationships with clients, identifying project opportunities, and closing deals
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate in a consultative and mentoring manner
  • Demonstrated negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated project organization and management skills
  • A flexible working style and the willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Self-initiative, motivation, and an emphasis on client service and meeting client needs
  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill commitments on time
  • Acceptable driving record


Preferred Qualifications

  • Currency with OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training and refresher courses
  • Ability to process complex or rapidly developing information in order to extract key issues and implications and develop appropriate strategies
  • Understanding of the business aspects of the pipeline and fuels industries and ability to anticipate changes that could affect 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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Duluth, MN link print
apply online

Summary

This position provides the opportunity to work on large, complex, and challenging projects at a consulting firm recognized by CE News as one of the nation's best environmental engineering firms to work for.

The person hired for this position will lead and expand the group at Barr that provides pipeline and environmental cross-functional support services. He or she will also work with staff and clients in other industry sectors such as power generation and transmission, mining, refining, and manufacturing. The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Identifying industry, business, and regulatory trends to help clients anticipate, plan, and execute initiatives for responding to dynamic market conditions and the expectations of regulators and the public
  • Identifying, quantifying, and effectively communicating at an executive level the environmental risks associated with the pre-purchase of pipeline and similar infrastructure assets, and/or performing feasibility assessments of new business opportunities
  • Managing all aspects of large-scale project permitting, construction, and regulatory compliance, including cost, scope, and schedule controls
  • Integrating cross-functional services in support of pipeline safety, operational reliability, and integrity management
  • Providing regulatory compliance solutions and best management practices based on clients' specific needs
  • Establishing new relationships and maintaining existing ones with clients and employees
  • Forming, developing, and leading integrated project teams
  • Directly contributing to project work and coordinating the efforts of others
  • Mentoring employees to help them become project leaders
  • Providing team direction and leadership

The person in this role needs to fully understand federal and state regulations and the regulatory processes governing pipeline safety and environmental protection. In particular, expertise is required in DOT/PHMSA, EPA, and state environmental programs pertaining to pipeline and facility operations and applicable air, waste, and water regulations.

He or she also needs to demonstrate the ability to manage large, complex projects and develop strategies for aligning clients' business goals and objectives with required federal, state, and local assessments and permits (including NEPA EA/EIS reviews and COE wetland permits), as well as coordinate environmental work with the design, construction planning, and execution phases of projects. Because some of Barr's clients are located in Canada, experience with Canadian environmental programs, remediation standards, and pipeline life-cycle regulatory requirements is a plus.

The person hired will interface with clients, potential clients, regulatory staff, resource managers, other industry representatives, technical and information-resource experts, and interested and concerned citizens.

Although the position is in our Duluth office, occasional travel to other office and client locations may be required.

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature the rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work in facilities that have limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial sites. Projects may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required; safety training will be provided.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 15 or more years of direct experience in the roles and with the responsibilities described above
  • Broad understanding of the oil and gas industry and critical pipeline infrastructure
  • In-depth knowledge of the requirements for pipeline design, construction, operating, maintenance, and emergency response, ideally with an emphasis on integrity management systems
  • Experience interpreting and applying DOT/PHMSA regulations for liquids, gas, and spill response to pipeline operations, as well as assessing agency interpretations
  • Established relationships within the PHMSA regulating community
  • Thorough understanding of environmental management systems and governance support
  • Experience providing technical and strategic permitting support and direction to internal and external clients and project teams for corridor, terminal, or similar NEPA EA/EIS projects
  • Experience with spill response actions and implementing incident command systems, environmental investigations, and remediation activities. Experience communicating and negotiating and with regulatory agencies, landowners, and public agencies on cleanup actions and levels and potential environmental and health impacts a plus
  • Ability to provide support related to air, water, and solid- and hazardous-waste permitting and compliance
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in bringing clients and employees with expertise in diverse disciplines together to build effective teams
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in building relationships with clients, identifying project opportunities, and closing deals
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate in a consultative and mentoring manner
  • Demonstrated negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated project organization and management skills
  • A flexible working style and the willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Self-initiative, motivation, and an emphasis on client service and meeting client needs
  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill commitments on time
  • Acceptable driving record


Preferred Qualifications

  • Currency with OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training and refresher courses
  • Ability to process complex or rapidly developing information in order to extract key issues and implications and develop appropriate strategies
  • Understanding of the business aspects of the pipeline and fuels industries and ability to anticipate changes that could affect 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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Minneapolis, MN link print
apply online

Summary

Barr is seeking a highly creative, client-focused graphic design specialist to support project teams in its water resources group. The person in this position would use exceptional graphic communication skills to create technical illustrations, diagrams, and other artwork to support the development of proposals, report documents, brochures, digital presentations, infographics, etc.

The person in this position will work with Barr’s landscape architects, water resources engineers, ecologists, and environmental scientists in a variety of studies, design projects, and reports. Much of the work will involve the production of infographics, renderings, and other drawings to be used in plans and reports. The work offers an opportunity to contribute to and learn from progressive and innovative design teams that provide landscape architecture, water resources, ecological restoration, and engineering services to our clients.

Responsibilities would include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of:
    • Two- and three-dimensional renderings, plans, and other graphics that support engineering and landscape architectural design projects.
    • Infographics that communicate concepts related to engineering and landscape architecture.
    • Graphical themes for Barr clients, including color and font palettes.
    • Illustrative and/or detailed interpretive signage that highlights the features and/or functionality of engineering/landscape architecture designs.
    • Presentation materials including tables, charts, and diagrams.
    • Visually attractive materials to support the development of project reports, proposals, PowerPoint presentations, and pamphlets.
  • Collaboration with project staff to develop technical graphics and supporting text that effectively communicate concepts to clients and other project stakeholders.
  • Presenting graphics and renderings to clients and project staff and incorporating their feedback in subsequent designs.
  • Meeting with project teams to develop an understanding of project needs and inform them of work status.


Minimum Qualifications

  • BA degree in graphic design, or comparable education
  • Three years of professional experience in graphic design related to scientific or engineering fields
  • Demonstrated talent for document layout, graphical design, and presentation creation
  • Demonstrated ability to illustrate complex and ambiguous concepts
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.), Google Sketch-Up, and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Initiative, motivation, and focus on client service; willingness to help where needed and put forth extra effort when necessary
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedule to meet project deadlines
  • Experience working with printing professionals to ensure product quality
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record


Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional degree or significant experience in natural sciences, engineering, or mathematics
  • Five years of experience in a comparable position involving engineering, landscape architecture, and/or architecture
  • Proficiency in developing three-dimensional renderings of the built and natural environment; proficiency with Autodesk Revit, Autodesk 3ds Max, or similar artistic rendering software
  • Strong writing and editing skills

Please present a portfolio of your work along with your application.


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 www.barr.com 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 race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

apply online

Minneapolis, MN link print