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Internship - Civil Engineer

Description of Company

Barr Engineering Co. is an engineering consulting company that integrates engineering and environmental expertise to help clients develop, manage, and restore natural resources across the nation and the world. Today, we have nearly 800 staff across the U.S and Canada who work with clients in the mining, power, refining, and manufacturing industries and all levels of government. We have been employee owned since 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s.

Why Choose Barr?

At Barr Engineering Co., we strive to be the premier firm in our market. If you are looking for an employee-owned company that fosters a collaborative environment where you are surrounded by intelligent colleagues with an emphasis on client service, the ability to work on challenging projects, and a place where our employee's safety is a top priority, Barr is the place for you. We offer both mentor and coaching programs that give our employees the ability to help further develop and grow their careers, along with the opportunity for volunteering and community involvement. We also offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package.


The person selected for this position will work on projects involving civil engineering and related technical assignments. Project assignments may include civil design and analysis, AutoCAD/Civil 3D drafting and design, field data collection, preparation of construction plans and specifications, spreadsheet preparation, and construction inspection/observation. Project responsibilities may involve project site layout and site grading design, hydrologic and hydraulic calculations, general civil design, soil and water sampling, writing reports, , construction cost estimating, construction observation, and facility inspections. The work may involve periodic out-of-town assignments.
Applicants should provide transcripts for consideration.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ongoing enrollment in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or related degree program
  • GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher
  • At least two semesters of physics and three semesters of mathematics
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows OS and Microsoft Office software
  • A flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet client and project needs
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members, and clients
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Ability to perform out-of-town assignments when requested

Preferred Qualifications

  • GPA of 3.5/4.0 or higher
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Civil 3D, or other CADD-based civil design software
  • Completion of at least one semester of upper division (junior/senior level) engineering coursework
  • Familiarity with soil testing procedures and evaluation of test results
  • Familiarity with hydrologic/hydraulic modeling software

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. 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 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. 
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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.