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Barr Engineering Company
4300 MarketPointe Drive, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55435

Phone: 952-832-2600

Fax: 952-832-2601
Toll free: 800-632-BARR (2277)
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Description of Company

Barr is a consulting company that integrates engineering and environmental expertise to help clients develop, manage, process, and restore natural resources across North America and around the world. We have been employee owned since 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s. Today, we have over 800 employees across the U.S and Canada who work with clients in the mining, power, fuels, public, and manufacturing sectors, as well as attorneys, developers, and others with complex problems.

Why Choose Barr?

Barr is an employee-owned company that fosters collaboration, provides opportunities to work on diverse and challenging projects, and makes employee safety a top priority. In addition to a highly competitive benefits package, we offer mentoring and coaching programs that support our employees’ professional development, along with opportunities for volunteering, socializing, and personal growth.


The person in this position will act as the primary internal consultant for GIS projects in our Grand Rapids office and work on map and figure creation, data formatting and editing, data management, data analysis, and quality control. . Work also requires identifying, determining, and communicating best GIS practices and resources to provide technical solutions for internal and external clients. Project responsibilities may include working with and interpreting aerial photos, analyzing raster and vector data, completing database entries and queries, working with internet map applications, coordinating GIS work with other software applications (e.g. AutoCAD, Google Earth), and using standard GIS extensions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. or B.A degree in GIS, environmental science, or related field
  • 2 years of professional GIS experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with Esri’s ArcGIS 10.x Suite
  • Ability and willingness to work independently or on teams
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • A flexible working style, self-motivation, and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules to meet project commitments
  • Capacity to thrive in fast-paced work situations
  • Conscientiousness about the accuracy, appropriateness, and timeliness of results
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, 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 GIS, geography, or related field
  • 3 to 5 years of professional GIS consulting experience
  • One or more years of relevant experience working with Esri’s ArcGIS Pro software
  • Field experience working with Trimble TerraSync or ArcGIS Collector mobile data collection applications
  • Experience with ArcGIS extensions (Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, etc.) and Model Builder
  • Experience working with Esri’s ArcGIS Online
  • Experience with GeoDatabases (including ArcSDE)
  • GIS scripting/programming skills (JavaScript, Python, etc.)
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, gINT

Barr Engineering Co. reserves the right to consider other legitimate, non-discriminatory factors that are not specifically listed.

We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 
Barr strives to make accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance with completing the application process, please call 952-832-2600, or toll free at 800-632-2277.
Barr is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

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