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701 Gold Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715


701 Gold Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715

What makes Barnard different?

Large company capabilities with a small company feel

Considering a career in heavy civil construction? Your work will take you to incredible places as you build the infrastructure our world relies on. While many companies construct similar projects, Barnard’s culture and reputation remain unmatched. Here’s why you should work here:

  • You’ll be exposed to many different types of work. We specialize in all aspects of heavy civil construction, including dams and reservoirs, tunnels and shafts, transmission lines and substations, hydro plants and renewable energy projects, oil and gas pipelines, and environmental efforts. Our projects are complex, often involving several of these disciplines.
  • You’ll build an impressive resume on award-winning projects and learn from the best in the industry. Did you know Barnard ranked #2 in dams and reservoirs, #4 in hydro plants, #4 in pipelines, and #13 in transmission and distribution in 2023?
  • You’ll have the opportunity to travel while receiving support from one home office. We work throughout the United States and Canada, from South Florida to Northern British Columbia and everywhere between. Our home office is in Bozeman, Montana, where the business began. With one home office, we can maintain that small company feel. You’re never just a number at Barnard.

Who thrives at Barnard?

Innovative, relentless, and driven to succeed

When you join the Barnard team, you’re starting more than a career. You’re embarking on a new journey of personal and professional development. We hire students from a variety of majors and universities. Here's who we're looking for:

  • Background in engineering (construction, civil, mechanical, environmental) or business (finance, management)
  • Interest in construction project management
  • Great attitude
  • Excited to travel
  • For internships, students who have completed at least four semesters of coursework

Where do interns and recent graduates fit in?

Learning to lead from day one

“Are you a leader?” Tim Barnard asks the audience every year at his training seminar. “If you aren’t now, you will be shortly.” We value your input from the beginning and will encourage you to lead. Interns and recent graduates are given opportunities and responsibilities early in their careers. You won’t have to wait to make an impact.

Project Engineer responsibilities:

  • Schedule analysis
  • Work plan preparation
  • Crew coordination/supervision
  • Quality control management
  • Quantity tracking/forecasting
  • Production and cost management
  • Plan and specification review
  • RFI and submittal preparation
  • Material/consumable management

How does Barnard support your career growth?

We believe in your future

If that all seems like a lot–don’t worry, we’ve got you. While we expect you to dive in quickly, we’ll provide you with all of the tools and resources to succeed. In addition to any site-specific training, we offer opportunities to broaden your skill set, learn from mentors, and engage with industry peers. Here’s how we’ll support your growth:

  • Golden Rules Training. Consider this Barnard Project Management 101. We dig into the details of estimating, scheduling, cost control, subcontractor management, and other topics that drive project success. All training is facilitated by Senior Project Managers, Superintendents, and Operations Managers.
  • Tim Barnard’s Ten Pearls of Culture. New hires have the opportunity to learn from our founder in person. At our annual meeting, Tim Barnard shares his “Ten Pearls of Culture” demonstrating not just what we do, but how we do business.
  • Team within a team. In the field, we pair each Project Engineer with a Foreman to form a team strong in office and field skills.
  • Industry engagement. Many of our employees have contributed to white papers, presented at conferences, and spoken in classrooms. Barnard is actively involved in professional associations and societies and we encourage our people to pursue their interests throughout the industry

In 10 years, we want to celebrate you in front of your friends and colleagues at our annual company-wide meeting–to this day, Tim Barnard presents a personalized plaque to every employee who reaches 10 years of service. That’s the small company feel we’re proud to maintain.