Architectural Acoustics Consultant

Architectural Acoustics Consultant

Threshold Acoustics approaches the visual realm of architecture holistically to reinforce the subtlety, power, and delight that sound can bring to the built environment. Our acoustics team delivers aurally rich, clear, and immersive sound for places of gathering where we learn, share wisdom, and pass along culture. We work alongside designers, artists, and administrators to deliver designs that address the needs of end users in the Performing Arts, Cultural, Educational, Worship, and Commercial realm.

Architectural Acoustic Consultant (3-5 yrs. Professional Experience)Threshold is seeking an individual with 3-5 years of experience in acoustics consulting, architecture or a related field, The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills, be highly organized with exceptional attention to detail, time management, and follow-through. Experience in live performance is a plus. A bachelor’s degree in Architectural Acoustics, Music Technology, Architecture, Physics, or related field is required. A sense of curiosity and openness to learning more about room acoustics, architectural design, and construction professions are a priority. Interest and experience in multi-disciplinary performing art forms such as music, theatre, or dance are welcome. Areas of responsibility and appropriate skills necessary for success will include all or most of the following:
Essential Functions:
• Manage day-to-day acoustic design activities, across multiple projects to achieve client’s goals
• Maintain awareness of project scope and fee status, monitor schedule, and oversee the execution of deliverables.
• Contribute to the design process as an active team member and participate in client or user group meetings when
required.
• Provide acoustic analysis to support recommendations and collaborate with design team to further develop and
integrate. architectural acoustic design in the areas of room acoustics, sound isolation, and building systems noise
and vibration control.
• Coordinate and communicate design work externally with project design teams and client groups and internally with
collaborating colleagues in both AV and Acoustics.
Experience/Qualifications:
• Experience in project-based architectural acoustic consulting or related fields.
• Experience in acoustic analysis methodologies, supporting software and design strategies to underpin
recommendations.
• Capable of skilled, largely autonomous work under the guidance of senior staff.
• Familiarity with building design phases and construction process.
• Architectural mindset focused on functional aspects and spatial requirements of buildings and building systems.
• Technical narrative writing and communication, especially to non-scientific audiences.
• Project management experience a plus, including oversight of project scope, fee and deliverables

Experience with the following software
• Bluebeam, Revit / BIM modeling, AutoCAD
• MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
• 3D modeling: Sketchup, Rhino
• Bruel and Kjaer meters and software – familiarity is a plus
• Odeon, Max MSP, SoundPlan, MatLab – familiarity is a plus
• Architectural or Professional Engineer licensure is also a plus
Environment, Physical demands, and other conditions:
• The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from multiple people and interact with other staff and, occasionally, with clients
• The position is primarily in person, in an office but will include some remote work
• Ability to travel is expected
Benefits/Work life:
• Competitive salary and benefits, including holidays, vacation, sick leave, 401K, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), long term disability, and medical, optical, and dental policies
• Partial reimbursement for tickets to live performances or other events that expand our collective experience with a wide range of performing arts outlets
• Conference attendance is supported according to personal interests and the company’s need to efficiently cover potential markets
• Relocation expenses negotiable

Threshold as a company works to create spaces we are immersed in each other’s presence and can build authentic human connections. It is with this ethos in mind that we now make a deliberate effort to do our part dismantling the undeniable inequality in our profession and in our society. Our Social and Environmental Justice Mission Statement (found here) is a conscious call to action, both as individuals and as a company.
We look forward to hearing about how your individual skills and experience make you the best candidate for this position. To apply, submit a Resume and Cover Letter addressed to Constance E. Walker, Managing Principal at
info@thresholdacoustics.com.

Acoustic and Vibration Consultant

Acoustic and Vibration Consultant

Metropolitan Acoustics, LLC, located on the 19th floor of 8 Penn Center in Center City Philadelphia, is a nationally-recognized consulting firm specializing in acoustics and vibration. Established in 1990, our core services include architectural acoustics, noise and vibration control, sound and vibration monitoring, and sound propagation modeling design. We are seeking a talented professional to join us as we grow.

Number of Positions: 1

Position Title: Consultant/Senior Consultant

Position Type: Full-time

Responsibilities:

  • Consult with clients providing guidance and expertise in acoustical and vibration design.
  • Manage acoustic and vibration projects (for higher level consultants).
  • Analyze project documents such as drawings and specifications.
  • Create acoustic computer models.
  • Develop recommendations for clients to achieve acoustical design intent.
  • Coordinate with team members inside and outside the company to produce design details.
  • Conduct acoustical and vibration field measurements.
  • Compose clear and concise reports to present technical information.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities such as authoring technical papers, attending conferences, and participating in committees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in acoustics consulting or related field.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Acoustics, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Mathematics, or relevant field.
  • Project management experience.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and highly motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with MS Office.
  • Experience with creation of acoustical modeling in software such as EASE, INSUL, noise3D, HVAC noise modeling software, or similar.
  • Experience with Sketchup, Adobe Acrobat or Bluebeam Revu, AutoCAD, and Revit.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license.

Compensation and Benefits:

Metropolitan Acoustics is employee-owned and offers competitive salaries commensurate with each candidate’s qualifications. Benefits include over four weeks of paid time off, eight holidays, a flexible hybrid work-from-office/work-from-home environment, health and dental insurance, health flexible spending account, 401K/profit sharing, professional development, commuter benefits, bonuses, and stock options.

Metropolitan Acoustics provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States; however, we are not able to sponsor visas.  Please email resume to Felicia Doggett at f.doggett@metro-acoustics.com. Visit our website at metro-acoustics.com for more information about our company.

Staff Consultant

Staff Consultant

Staff Consultant

Eilar Associates, Inc. is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Staff Consultant position in Escondido, CA with an anticipated start date in summer or fall of 2022.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing noise measurements and documenting site conditions
  • Developing computer noise models to assess roadway noise, mechanical noise, or other noise predictions
  • Writing technical reports
  • Assisting with the development of proposals

Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree in acoustics or a related field, strong technical writing skills, ability to interact and work with clients, computer skills (including Microsoft Office), and high attention to detail. Familiarity with acoustical software (CadnaA, TNM, INSUL, etc.) and basic mechanical and/or construction knowledge a plus.

Eilar is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation and benefit packages.

Please email your resume and letter expressing interest in this position to info@eilarassociates.com.

 

Technical Assistant / Acoustical Consultant – Talaske

Technical Assistant / Acoustical Consultant – Talaske

Oak Park, Illinois

TALASKE | SOUND THINKING, a division of Professional Audio Designs, is an acoustical consulting firm located in Oak Park, IL (USA) which specializes in Architectural Acoustics Design and Audio & Video Systems Design. We are currently reviewing resumes of qualified candidates strongly interested in the field of Architectural Acoustics for an entry-level full-time Technical Assistant or Consultant position.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Perform design-phase, documentation and construction administration tasks on multiple projects in the areas of Room Acoustics, Sound Isolation, Noise Control, and Acoustic Measurements.
  • Assist lead consultants in day-to-day project tasks
  • Assist with maintenance of test and measurement equipment, development of written and graphical resources, and development of internal standards.
  • Participation in meetings both internally and with clients as necessary.
  • Potential opportunities to assist with Audio Video consulting tasks, based on candidate interests and business needs.

Desired qualifications:

  • Graduate-level degree in acoustics, engineering, physics, architecture, or similar fields.
  • 1-3 years of experience is preferred but not required. Education and experience should be commensurate with the position you are interested in.
  •  Experience with, and passion for, music, theater, design, and/or architecture.
  •  Experience with 3D acoustical modelling software, acoustical measurement platforms, AutoCAD and/or Revit a plus.
  • Willingness and ability to travel (note, we observe current Covid safety protocols).
  •  Excellent communication, written, presentation, interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Applicants must be able to work legally in the United States.

Just West of Chicago, Oak Park has a wonderful small town feel while being only moments away from one of the best cities in the world! TALASKE, a subsidiary of Professional Audio Designs,
offers a competitive salary and benefits package. TALASKE provides a professional and comfortable equal-opportunity work environment where team members collaborate while
exploring and fulfilling their goals. We hope to hear from you soon!

Forward your resume, letter of interest to join the team, and supporting information with subject line to: info@talaske.com.

Staff Engineer / Consultant

Staff Engineer / Consultant

Ostergaard Acoustical Associates (OAA) is seeking an entry level staff engineer / consultant to join our acoustical consulting firm in Woodbridge, New Jersey.  OAA has been providing independent and unbiased acoustical engineering and design services for over five decades.  We are a medium size firm noted for responsiveness and innovative analyses to solve acoustical challenges.  Our consultants take pride in their ability to identify appropriate acoustical goals, develop multiple solutions, and provide guidance on selecting and implementing optimum solutions. More information about our firm can be found at our company website www.acousticalconsultant.com.

We seek an entry level consultant to grow with our firm.  The person should be passionate about acoustics and noise control, enjoy solving challenging problems, and able to communicate and understand technical details.  The position involves working closely with a team across a variety of environmental, industrial, and architectural acoustics projects.  Projects involve issues such as HVAC noise and vibration control, room acoustics, and sound isolation.  The position comprises a mix of field survey work and in-house acoustical analyses. Previous consultation experience is not required.

OAA has been able to incorporate a hybrid work schedule into our business model post-pandemic. Currently, employees work in our office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and are welcome to work from home Mondays and Fridays (accounting for the needs of visits to project sites).

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture, engineering, or science. Coursework related to sound and vibration preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with CAD software and/or a sound level meter is a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Must be organized; reliable; and able to manage, schedule, and coordinate multiple tasks.
  • Work with project teams comprising OAA staff and clients (typically architects, engineers, and developers) to analyze and solve acoustical issues.
  • Attend project meetings with clients.
  • Review project design drawings, specifications, and submittals.
  • Develop acoustical models and carry out analyses.
  • Carry out field sound surveys and testing according to standards or defined protocol.
  • Prepare written acoustical letters or reports documenting findings and recommendations.
  • Occasional travel, night work, and weekend work may be required (compensatory time is provided).

We offer competitive employee benefits including health/vision/dental insurance, vacation and sick pay, 401k matching up to 6% of salary, and opportunities for profit sharing.

To be considered, please send a resume and a writing sample to Principal Joe Keefe, jkeefe@acousticalconsultant.com.

Acoustical Consultant – Kailua, Hawaii

Acoustical Consultant – Kailua, Hawaii

CENSEO AV+Acoustics is an acoustical engineering and audiovisual design consulting firm founded in 2012, with headquarters in Kailua, Hawaii and mainland locations in Denver, Colorado and Seattle, Washington. As our firm expands and grows, we seek the ideal candidate to join our team of engineers. We are seeking an experienced Acoustical Consultant in our office located in Kailua, HI. The position includes a diverse range of projects including civic, commercial, educational, government, healthcare, military, performing arts, residential, resorts and hotels, worship spaces, and others.

The ideal candidate will have 3 years of experience conducting acoustical analysis, acoustical field tests and measurements, building acoustical and system computer models (such as CadnaA, EASE, etc.), and consulting on a wide range of acoustical and AV design projects.

Our new team member will be responsible for system designs, data analysis, field testing, and client interaction. The Consultant will gather information directly from clients and implement into design drawings. Our consultants are involved with the full Project Management process from proposal to final check-out.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Acoustical Design
  • Prepare reports and communicate directly with clients
  • Analyze and collect acoustic, noise, and vibration data
  • Prepare calculations, design drawings, and system specifications
  • Project management and successful implementation
  • Follow CENSEO’s protocol and quality standards
  • Participate in marketing and business development efforts
  • Commit to working knowledge and small business growth

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the field of Acoustics
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, acoustics, or a closely related field
  • Passion for AV and acoustics, building/construction, and design
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and manage projects
  • Desire to contribute to and grow with our CENSEO team
  • Project experience in room acoustics, sound isolation, and noise and vibration control
  • Understanding of acoustics standards and measurements
  • Experience interpreting building drawings and specs
  • Proficiency in Auto CAD, Revit, CadnaA, EASE, other sound modeling software, and Microsoft Suite

CENSEO’s portfolio includes a wide range of project types with local and global reach. Our team has been awarded Pacific Business News “Fastest 50” and has been recognized for leadership, quality, a healthy work environment. We remain involved in many professional organizations and promote a positive work-life balance.

CENSEO affords equal employment opportunities to all individuals according to the U.S. Department of Labor Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy. We offer competitive salaries and highly desirable benefits including PTO, 401K, medical/dental insurance plans, and many other benefits. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. For more information about CENSEO, please visit www.CENSEO.design.

Qualified applicants, please submit cover letter and resume to: Todd Beiler, President recruiting@CENSEO.design.