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.


  • 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


  • 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

Qualified applicants, please submit cover letter and resume to: Todd Beiler, President 



Colin Gordon Associates is a small but internationally recognized vibration and noise control consulting firm. In addition to projects covering a full range of vibration, acoustics, and noise control, we specialize in the design of low-vibration and low-noise buildings for the microelectronics, nanotechnology, imaging, and research communities, and are seen as a leader in this environment. This is an opportunity to participate in an area of expanding importance, developing unique solutions to new and interesting challenges in noise and vibration control. We are seeking applicants for a consultant to join our team.

Applicants should have a BS degree or higher in civil/structural engineering, mechanical engineering, or physics, with a MS degree preferred. Candidates with a broad range of technical backgrounds will be considered. Familiarity with measurement instruments, DSP, general theory of acoustics and vibration, and/or building design and construction are desirable. Previous consulting experience or other work in vibration and noise control is preferred. The position will involve computer modeling for vibration and acoustics analyses, which could include finite element analysis (FEA) of structural systems, building acoustics modeling and ray tracing, and/or environmental noise modeling. Prior coursework in, experience with, or interest in learning such software is ideal.

Good written and oral communication skills are required. The applicant must be able to work in a team environment, but also independently, as travel and field measurement work is required. Candidates local to the San Francisco Bay Area of California are preferred.

We offer excellent salaries and benefits (health, 401(k)/profit sharing, etc.). CGA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send an email to with resume and cover letter attached. Telephone calls will not be accepted.

AV Design Consultant

AV Design Consultant

Threshold consultants approach the visual realm of architecture to reinforce the subtlety, power, and delight that sound can bring to the built environment. Our Audio/Video team delivers quality and clarity of sound and video 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.

Thoughtful spaces require flexible Audio/Video systems that help them succeed as both rooms and venues, for presentation and conversation, as places for in-person presentation of ideas as well as their distribution and collaboration at a distance. Audio and video technologies that were once confined to the world of performance venues are now pervasive in our everyday lives. Whether the technology itself is part of the show or subordinated to an immersive experience, the quality and clarity of sound and video remains paramount. We seek the highest quality of experience that delivers power, fidelity, and nuance for the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.
Threshold is seeking an individual with at least 5 years of experience in the Audio/Video (AV) consulting industry to join our team of design consultants in creating, documenting, and detailing AV designs. The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills, be highly organized with exceptional attention to detail, time management, and follow-through, as well as experience installing or deploying and operating systems for live performance. A bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Music Technology, Physics, or related field, or equivalent professional experience is required. Advanced studies are preferred. A sense of curiosity and openness to learning more about AV systems, 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:
• Participate in the development of AV designs with senior staff.
• Coordinate and communicate design work with project team members. Review with colleagues to ensure work produced maintains
firm’s quality and performance standards.
• Day-to-day responsibility for managing scope, fee, and deliverables on projects of modest scale; awareness of scope of services
across all disciplines and anticipation of circumstances that may require additional services to be negotiated; monitor schedule and
oversee the execution of deliverables.
• Understand client group and design team dynamics. Regularly communicate with counterparts in the client group, architect, user
groups, and contractor regarding all project design and project management issues. Identify critical issues with analysis and
recommendation for client decision and direction.
• Continuously cultivate and maintain positive relationships with colleagues in both AV and Architectural Acoustics disciplines as
well as existing clients.
• Assist with proposals, qualifications and presentations as needed.
• Understanding of complex AV Systems and capability to produce standard design documents and technical narratives.
• MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
• Drafting experience in AutoCAD, Revit, BIM modeling, or other industry standard tools.
• Familiarity with architectural design phases and construction process.
• Engineering mindset focused on efficient system flow and connectivity.
Experience with the following software systems, industry recognized training, and certification preferred:
• Bluebeam Revu, Sketchup, and 3D modeling.
• Loudspeaker modeling software (e.g., EASE, Soundvision, ArrayCalc, etc.).
• IT networking familiarity, specifically AV and digital media over IP (e.g., Dante, AVB, SMPTE 2110, etc.).
• Industry recognized certification (e.g., AVIXA CTS, CTS-I, CTS-D, or equivalent).
• Established public presence in one or more professional organizations.
Environment, Physical demands, and other conditions:
• The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from multiple people and interact directly with other staff and with
our clients.
• The position is primarily in person, in an office environment, and may include remote work.
• Travel related to project advancement 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 that are free of distraction, ones wherein 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 Joe Dillon, Principal at


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


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

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.


  • 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,