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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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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Minneapolis, MN link print
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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. 

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Ann Arbor, MI link print
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Summary

The person selected for this position will work as part of project teams to complete civil and environmental engineering and related technical assignments. Project work may include water quality investigations and modeling; environmental permitting; hydraulic and hydrologic modeling and analysis; and work contaminated site assessment and remediation projects. The engineer will also be expected to participate in field assignments involving environmental sampling, hydrologic measurements, surveying, construction observation, observing well drilling operations, etc. Assignments may also include work with GIS, CADD, and spreadsheets; drafting reports; assisting in completing plans and specifications; developing permit applications and performing regulatory reviews; and working with permitting agencies and public officials. The work may at times involve short-term, out-of-town assignments.

NOTE: Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites, sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials, and mining sites. Participation in an MSHA safety training program and OSHA-mandated physical examination and medical surveillance program may be required. All safety training will be provided. 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.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in civil/environmental engineering or related discipline
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certified, or ability to obtain certification within one year
  • Basic understanding of water-related environmental regulations
  • Understanding of hydrologic analysis, open-channel and pipe flow, lake and stream water quality issues, and stormwater best management practices (BMPs)
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets, and exposure to 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
  • Ability to work in teams, concentrate on details and keep project information organized
  • Capacity to thrive in fast-paced work situations
  • 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 the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record


Preferred Qualifications

  • M.S. degree in civil or environmental engineering
  • 3-5 years of environmental consulting experience
  • Strong technical skills in a wide range of civil engineering topics
  • Project or task management experience
  • Experience with contaminated stormwater and wastewater treatment
  • Familiarity with pollutant load allocation and waste load allocation development
  • Experience with ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Civil 3D or other CADD-based civil design software
  • Experience with hydrologic, hydraulic, and water-quality models
  • Familiarity with soils classification, soils investigations, and site assessment
  • Experience with water environmental regulations and permitting in Missouri or other states
  • Experience with construction oversight
  • Project design experience (e.g. water/wastewater treatment facilities, site or roadway design, stormwater management facility design, etc.), including preparation of plans and specifications

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. 

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Jefferson City, MO link print
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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. 

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Ann Arbor, MI link print
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Summary

The person selected for 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. Typical tasks will include completing calculations and analyses; developing design details; preparing drawings, specifications, sketches, and cost estimates; selecting equipment; writing proposals and reports; and communicating with clients. Project work will include design of power and controls for power plants, refineries, mine processing facilities and other heavy industrial facilities. 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. Applicants may be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of specific clients.


Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering with academic coursework focused on power or control systems
  • 0 to 3 years of relevant experience
  • Computer skills and familiarity with AutoCAD, Excel, and Word
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • 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

  • Experience working in a design capacity on projects directly related to job responsibilities described above at a consulting engineering firm or industrial organization
  • Experience interfacing databases of common Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) with other end-user applications such as Distributed Control Systems (DCSs)
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLCs and short-circuit studies and analyses
  • Proven project or task management skills
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certified, or ability to obtain within one year

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. 

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Summary

Barr Engineering Co. is seeking a mid-level environmental engineer to join its Duluth office and undertake challenging and progressive work on projects related to environmental permitting and compliance. The person in this position may work with a diverse mix of industrial, utility, mining, and manufacturing clients on a variety of environmental consulting projects. Their focus will be on helping our clients comply with the environmental regulatory programs applicable to their operations. The primary programs they will be working with may include air quality permitting and compliance, RCRA waste management, and Clean Water Act NPDES permitting, including wastewater and stormwater. Other programs may include OPA 90, EPCRA, SDWA, SPCC and DOT compliance. Application of problem solving and consulting skills in development of strategies and plans to meet client objectives will be required.


The Projects / Work

The person in this position will work on project teams providing assistance in completing air quality permitting, environmental compliance, and related technical assignments. Work may include:

  • Preparing emission inventories
  • Assisting with chemical mass balances
  • Creating monitoring plans
  • Preparing permit applications
  • Conducting technical and economic feasibility studies for pollution control equipment and processes
  • Writing reports
  • Work may also include providing assistance on other environmental and regulatory program issues such as waste management, spill prevention, control and countermeasures plans, risk management plans, and site evaluations and investigations. Assignments may require working onsite at client facilities.

    Potential projects will involve technical analysis and solution development; client compliance task assistance; regulatory negotiations; and guidance on other environmental and regulatory program issues such as waste management, spill prevention, control and countermeasure plans, risk management plans, and site evaluations and investigations. While fulfilling these duties, the person in this position may interface 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:

    • Evaluating new or existing processes or systems with respect to regulatory requirements
    • Performing environmental compliance audits
    • Providing training
    • Interpreting regulations
    • Helping with environmental compliance at remediation sites
    • Preparing permit applications
    • Leading stakeholder group discussions

    The work may require short-term, out-of-town assignments in the field or in another 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

    • BS or MS in civil, environmental, mechanical, chemical engineering, or related scientific degree
    • One and a half to three years of professional experience with federal/state environmental regulatory programs
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with 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
    • Ability to build working relationships and work in multi-disciplined project teams
    • A flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules 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
    • Exceptional computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets
    • Acceptable driving record
    • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship


    Preferred Qualifications

    • More than five years of related experience
    • Experience in the petroleum refining, pipeline, ethanol, and/or mining industries
    • DOT Hazardous Materials shipping experience
    • Experience managing waste streams at industrial facilities
    • Experience with environmental contractors and TSDFs
    • Hazardous waste-site remediation experience
    • Hazardous materials spill-response and planning experience
    • 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. 

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    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. 

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    Ann Arbor, MI link print
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    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. 

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    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. 

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    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. 

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    Summary

    This person selected for this position will work on a variety of consulting projects involving traditional geotechnical engineering designs such as shallow and deep foundations, slope stability, seepage, bearing capacity, settlement, pavements, deep foundations, retaining walls, and dams. Project work also will include performing geotechnical computer modeling; specifying, implementing and interpreting soil and rock investigations including drilling, cone penetrometer and in-situ testing, instrumentation installation and monitoring; and overseeing on-site and laboratory testing. The position involves field work such as construction observation, surveying, and facility inspections. Projects focus on geotechnical and civil engineering design and analysis and include the preparation of plans and specifications, writing reports, and cost estimating. The position will include project management for scope, schedule, and budget compliance, and will require working with engineers in other Barr offices. Administrative responsibilities such as business development; project management; mentoring and coaching; project planning and scheduling; and workload estimating are included in this role. This position will require out-of-town work assignments to meet the needs of our clients.

    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

    • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering with a geotechnical emphasis.
    • 10+ years of relevant work experience involving geotechnical engineering including advanced slope stability and geotechnical foundation analysis and design.
    • Professional Engineer (PE) certification or ability to obtain PE within one year.
    • Strong technical understanding of a wide range of civil engineering such as structural, water resources with an emphasis on geotechnical analysis and design.
    • Demonstrated flexibility, willingness to modify schedule as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs.
    • Proven project management skills.
    • Desire to help build the geotechnical group in our Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor offices.
    • Computer skills including modeling software (such as FLAC, Plaxis, MODFLOW and/or GeoStudio), word processing and spreadsheets.
    • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally to support project needs.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship.
    • Acceptable driving record.


    Preferred Qualifications

    • 15+ years of relevant work experience.
    • Graduate degree in geotechnical engineering.
    • Experience with dams, including hydropower and tailings dam design, management and operation.
    • Experience or familiarity with soil or tailings characteristics related to consolidation, drying, clay/water/slurries, salt/soil interaction, or tailings deposition.
    • Experience or familiarity with geotechnical engineering in support of buried pipelines.
    • Knowledge of the geotechnical markets in Ann Arbor, MI and Grand Rapids, MI.
    • Strong, proven business development skills.
    • Strong relationships with clients and the ability to foster ongoing relationships.
    • Desire to become involved in the greater geotechnical community by performing research, giving presentations, and preparing publications.
    • Proven experience collaborating and maintain relationships across offices.

    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. 

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    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. 

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    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. 

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