Water/Wastewater Engineer - Entry Level
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

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 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 problems.

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 undertake challenging and progressive work focused on water and wastewater treatment facilities for industrial and municipal clients. Responsibilities may include working as an individual or as part of a project team to assist with the following tasks: mass balance calculations; bench testing of physical, chemical, or biological treatment unit operations; operation of pilot treatment systems; conceptual and detailed engineering including plans and specifications for construction of treatment systems; installation and startup of new systems; evaluation and troubleshooting of existing systems; and preparation of technical reports. Fieldwork opportunities may require out-of-town travel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in civil, environmental, or chemical engineering
  • Academic coursework directly related to the job responsibilities described above
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certified, or ability to obtain certification within one year
  • Strong technical skills in a wide range of analysis and design related to water and wastewater engineering
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members, regulators, and clients
  • Willingness to travel and periodically adjust personal schedule to meet project needs (up to 20 percent travel and 20 percent fieldwork expected; project needs will vary seasonally and over time)
  • 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
  • Experience in a laboratory setting including bench-scale testing
  • Experience with engineering plans and specifications, equipment selection, and cost estimating
  • Sound understanding of water chemistry and environmental microbiology
  • Ability to apply knowledge and experience to creatively solve complex problems with loosely-defined inputs

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.

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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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