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.
As a communications specialist with Barr, you will develop persuasive proposals and presentations in collaboration with engineers, scientists, and other communications specialists. You will advance strategies for proposals and opportunity pursuits, as well as write, edit, and design proposals and presentations.
In addition, you’ll create high-impact content to increase Barr’s visibility and engagement with clients and other key audiences. You’ll develop project examples, blog posts, social media updates, news stories, feature articles, and thought-leadership content. You’ll also partner with project teams to plan and deliver webinars, videos, conference presentations, and marketing materials.
Barr’s communications team members work collaboratively across offices and geographies. Join a growing team that plays an essential role in Barr’s success.
Five years of experience in a communications position, where work included communicating technical or complex information to a non-technical audience
Experience writing proposals and other forms of persuasive communications
Superb written communication, editing, and proofreading skills
Attentiveness to details and deadlines
Strong project-management and organizational skills
Advanced ability to serve as a strategic communications advisor and lead through influence
Working knowledge of graphic-design and document-design principles
Experience or ability to develop content in multiple formats such as video, social media, web content, or infographics
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel software
Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
B.A. degree in English, communications, marketing, or related field
Eight or more years of related experience
Experience working in content management systems
Digital marketing experience
Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Prezi, Illustrator, Acrobat, and/or MS Project software
Experience with Microsoft Office 365 platforms, including SharePoint online and MS Teams
Advanced document-design and graphic-design skills
Technical editing experience
About Barr Engineering Co.
Barr provides engineering and environmental consulting services to clients across North America and around the world. We have been employee owned since 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s. Our engineers, scientists, and technical specialists work together to help clients develop, manage, process, and restore natural resources.
At Barr, we solve clients’ problems as if they were our own. We’ll bring to your projects the insights and expertise we've gained from our work on thousands of projects—and a promise to do our best work on your behalf.