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BARR Water/Wastewater Engineer - Project Manager in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Water/Wastewater Engineer - Project Manager

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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.


Barr is seeking a water and wastewater engineer to join its Minneapolis office. The person in this position will undertake challenging and progressive work focused on water and wastewater treatment facilities for industrial and municipal clients. Project responsibilities may include working as an individual or as part of a project team to assist with mass balance calculations; bench testing of physical, chemical, or biological treatment unit operations; operation of pilot treatment systems; modeling of chemical and biological processes; conceptual and detailed engineering including plans and specifications for construction of treatment systems; evaluation and troubleshooting of new or existing systems; and preparation of technical reports. Responsibilities may also include development of proposals, scopes of work, and budgets; communications, meetings, and negotiations with clients and regulatory agency personnel; internal team coordination and staff mentoring; and overall project management. This job may require occasional out-of-town travel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil, environmental, or chemical engineering

  • 7 or more years of relevant work experience

  • Strong technical skills in a wide range of analysis and design related to water and wastewater engineering

  • Sound understanding of water chemistry and environmental microbiology

  • Exposure to work in a laboratory setting including bench scale testing and wastewater analysis

  • Exposure to treatment system operations

  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members, regulators, and clients

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in building working relationships and leading and working with multidisciplinary teams

  • Demonstrated task management and project organizational skills

  • Willingness to travel and periodically adjust personal schedules to meet project needs

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

  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in civil, environmental, or chemical engineering

  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification

  • Engineering knowledge and experience with industrial manufacturing processes, such as petroleum refining and mining, and water treatment for industrial uses, such as cooling water and boiler feed

  • Engineering knowledge and experience with treatment of contaminants of emerging concern, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

  • Experience with engineering plans and specifications, equipment selection, and cost estimating

  • Drinking water or wastewater treatment operator’s license

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. 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.

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Barr is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status.