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Barge Design Solutions, Inc. Overview

Nashville, TN
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Welcome to Barge Design Solutions. Here, you will find information about career opportunities that impact communities across the United States and beyond. Are you a current team member? Take a minute and leave a review about your experience.

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Mission: Our purpose is ultimately to create a better life by unleashing the potential of our people, clients, and communities. This purpose is supported by our company’s core values because at the end of the day, Barge CARES -

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Company Updates

  • We have been selected as part of the design-build team for the proposed I-75/I-24 Interchange Project in Chattanooga. Drivers will soon experience an increased capacity and improved safety. Apply today for exciting opportunities like this one!

    I-75/I-24 Interchange Modification to Increase Capacity, Improve Safety and Operation | Barge Design Solutions

    Chattanooga, Tenn - C. W. Matthews Contracting Company and Barge Design Solutions have been selected as the design-build team for the proposed I-75/I-24 Interchange Modification Project in Chattanooga. The purpose of the project is to increase capacity while improving...

  • Head over to to find out where Barge Design Solutions will be recruiting for summer internships.

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Barge Design Solutions, Inc. – Why Work For Us?

Barge Design Solutions, Inc. is an engineering and architecture services firm consistently ranked in the top 500 engineering firms in the United States. We have been in business since 1955 and offer a range of architecture and engineering services to diverse market sectors which include industrial, municipal, commercial, and government clients. Our focus markets include:

  • Environment and Water Resources
  • Federal Program
  • Facilities
  • Land Resources
  • Transportation
  • Water Services

A sense of ownership shapes the Barge Design Solutions culture and the expectations we hold of ourselves for excellence, innovation, and ethics. Because we are an employee-owned company, we hold the controls of our own destiny and are empowered to attain our personal and professional best. Along with ownership comes responsibility - responsibility to improve our performance, be fiscally astute, and foster an entrepreneurial environment that supports continued success.

Whether you are a senior professional seeking new challenges or a new graduate looking for a great start to your career, Barge Design Solutions offers opportunities to learn, grow, and lead. We support professional development through our Project Management Professional program, Leadership Development program, and tuition assistance.

If you are searching for an architecture and engineering services firm where you can be part of something bigger than just a job, Barge Design Solutions may be the firm for you!

Our team works on a variety of projects that make a difference in the lives of our clients and their communities.

Career Development
As an employee-owned firm, our people are our company. We believe the growth of our employees is directly tied to the growth of the firm.

Corporate Culture
Our purpose, vision, and values are not just words, they are what we strive for and are the foundation for how we work together every day.

In addition to health benefits, we offer programs that contribute to our employee’s physical, emotional, and financial wellness.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes insurance, 401(k) plan, employee stock, and tuition reimbursement.

Our employees receive competitive salaries with performance bonus opportunities.

Barge Design Solutions, Inc. Reviews

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Barge Design Solutions, Inc. President and CEO Robert B. Higgins, Jr.
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    "Great people, great culture, great company"

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    I have been working at Barge Design Solutions, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)


    - Collaborative family-like work environment
     - Intelligent and dedicated staff
     - Corporate leadership that walks the values they talk
     - Flexible work schedule - focus is on getting the work done
     - Actively solicits employee feedback and then actually acts on it to improve the firm


    - PTO benefit, but the company is working to address it

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to make Barge a better and stronger firm. The focus thus far has yielded great results.

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Barge Design Solutions, Inc. Photos

Barge Design Solutions, Inc. photo of: We offer opportunities to pursue registrations, membership in professional organizations, and advancement opportunity that will support both Barge Design Solutions and your personal growth.
Barge Design Solutions, Inc. photo of: Justin Graham leads our Information Management Practice. He works with clients on better asset management.
Barge Design Solutions, Inc. photo of: We are accountable for our work, attitude, and actions.
Barge Design Solutions, Inc. photo of: College-level junior and senior students are given opportunities to put their coursework and theory-based learning into practice on real projects under the mentoring of a professional.
Barge Design Solutions, Inc. photo of: The key ingredient to successful projects and long-term client relationships is the team member.
Barge Design Solutions, Inc. photo of: We take care in what we do and how we treat our clients and each other, and believe that our values are our strengths.
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Barge Design Solutions, Inc. Interviews



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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barge Design Solutions, Inc. in March 2017.


    There was a scheduled phone interview with and HR rep. She asked general interview questions and reviewed my resume. Not overly difficult, need to know information about yourself and the company.

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Barge Design Solutions, Inc. Awards & Accolades

  • Corporate Giving Awards, Nashville Business Journal, 2016
  • Outstanding Sports Facilities Award, NIRSA, 2016
  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work® Institute, 2018
  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work®, 2017
  • Most Admired CEO and Their Companies, Nashville Business Journal, 2017
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