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BARR Structural Inspector - Entry Level in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Structural Inspector - Entry Level

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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 more than 900 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 challenges.

Why Choose Barr?

If you are looking for an employee-owned company that fosters a collaborative environment, focuses on providing exceptional client service, offers the opportunity to work on challenging projects, and makes employee safety a top priority, Barr is the place for you. In addition to a highly competitive benefits package, we offer mentor and coaching programs to help our employees develop and grow their careers, along with opportunities for volunteering and community involvement.


The person in this position will work on projects involving structural inspection-related technical field assignments. This may include general condition assessments and detailed structural inspections, structural design and analysis, preparation of plans and specifications, report writing, and construction inspection and observation. The work will involve out-of-town assignments, generally lasting less than a week.

Field duties may include:

  • Preparing areas for inspection and setting up and tearing down inspection-related tools and equipment

  • Conducting visual and physical examination of steel and concrete structures

  • Using nondestructive testing techniques and equipment to locate and define deficiencies

  • Preparing field sketches, locating deficiencies, and assisting with repair detail drawings, where required

Office duties may include:

  • Compiling field data, sketches, and repairs into a formal report

  • Preparing AutoCAD drawings suitable for documenting findings, identifying areas in need of repair, and conducting rehabilitation efforts

  • Performing calculations necessary for determining the condition of existing structures

  • Completing designs necessary for repair of existing structures

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates degree in engineering or survey-related degree (civil/structural emphasis)

  • Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with project team members in an environment that expects self-initiative

  • Ability to safely lift and carry equipment weighing about 30 pounds on a frequent basis

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office applications

  • Conscientiousness concerning the accuracy, appropriateness, and timeliness of results

  • Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time and periodically adjust personal schedule to meet project needs

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship

  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Revit, and structural engineering analysis software such as RISA, STAAD Pro, or MathCAD

  • Familiarity with work in an industrial environment and basic knowledge of various industrial disciplines and industrial construction

NOTE: The work will be primarily related to wind generation power facilities. The work may involve short-term, out-of-town assignments. Some work locations may feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and may require entering and working within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities or working on tall structures or with industrial equipment. Safety training will be provided prior to being given work assignments on such sites. Applicants may be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of specific clients.

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Barr Engineering Co.

4300 MarketPointe Drive

Suite 200

Minneapolis, MN 55435

United States

phone: +1 952-832-2600

fax: +1 952-832-2601

toll free: +1 800-632-2277

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