Electrical Engineer - Mid Level

Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
Apr 08, 2021
May 08, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
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 multidisciplinary project teams providing electrical engineering and related technical expertise for industrial processing, power, mining, and fuels facilities. Work will include integrating process, mechanical, and control requirements into comprehensive electrical systems. Tasks will include detailed design to support electrical installations in the power, mining, and hydroelectric sectors. This will involve cost estimation, preparation of specifications, wiring and schematic diagrams, and bill-of-material development. The successful candidate will assist the team with proposal development including defining work scopes, deliverables, schedules, and budget.

Tasks will involve design and analysis and include the preparation of plans and specifications, report development, cost estimating, and the design of power and controls from the ground up.

This person will also be responsible for managing projects, providing technical leadership, and managing teams to meet client needs, and may include coaching and mentoring less-experienced staff. The work may involve short-term out-of-town assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with academic coursework focused on power or control systems
  • At least 5 years of related experience working in a design capacity on projects directly related to the job responsibilities described above at a consulting engineering or industrial organization
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification, or ability to obtain within one year
  • Working knowledge of codes, standards, laws, and regulations applicable to the project assignments described above
  • Computer skills and familiarity with AutoCAD, Excel, and Word
  • Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with team members in a high-energy working environment that encourages self-initiative
  • A flexible working style and a willingness to modify personal schedule as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience with industrial manufacturing processes such as power plants, petroleum refining, mining and/or minerals processing, or chemical production
  • Demonstrated project organization and management skills
  • Strong client-relationship and business-development skills
  • Knowledge and skills related to PLC and HMI programming and commissioning
  • Knowledge and experience related to piping and instrumentation diagram
  • Knowledge and experience related to electrical installations in hazardous areas

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. 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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