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.
Experience/Qualifications:
• 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 info@thresholdacoustics.com.

 

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.

 

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. 

Acoustical Consultant

Acoustical Consultant

Acoustical Consultant with a minimum of 3 years of experience (also looking for any senior or principal level consultant)

About Our Team

Our team of consultants (made up of employees and regular subconsultants) has collectively a significant number of years of experience in the field of acoustics.  Our combination of training, breadth of experience, leadership, state of the -of-the-art tools, and instruments is unmatched by any other firm in our primary service area.  We are led by two highly experienced consultants.  The president and principal consultant, Dr. Noral D. Stewart, FASA, FASTM, is an internationally recognized leader involved in the study and practice of acoustics since 1967 and consulting full time since 1981. He is also a past President of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants.  He has contributed significantly to standards activities and to NCAC.  He is involved in training staff and as a resource, now working part part-time.  Managing Principal Joseph F. Bridger has been with the firm since 1993, with nearly 29 years of acoustical consulting experience.  He serves on the NCAC board, NC-ASA, ASHRAE TC 2.6, and is also active in green building acoustics, ASA, and INCE.  Joe is well versed in all our primary areas of focus, including architectural acoustics, workplace noise, and environmental noise.  He is passionate about acoustics, is an avid musician like many consultants, and works hard to stay on top of the changing field of acoustics.  We also have senior consultant Dr. John Gagliardi, whom is also a great mentor of our younger staff, with an excellent knowledge of many aspects of acoustics.

Our firm is committed to continuously expanding our understanding of and expertise in acoustics and delivering the best quality to our clients.  We also are building a team of consultants who enjoy interesting and challenging projects, whom are committed to doing what it takes to get the job done right, and have the mindset that their success depends on what they can bring to the team.  We also have a strong respect for a balance of personal and professional lives and seek to be flexible to meet personal commitments.  We also will assist and support any staff member who wants to develop and expand their skills more quickly and wants to put in the extra time to do so.

Our firm has a strong core of architectural acoustics, environmental noise control, and workplace noise.  We have expanded our capabilities through our regular subconsultants to include A/V/technical systems.  We have plans to further expand in this area.

What We Are Looking For

We are looking to hire an acoustical consultant who is interested in living long term in North Carolina, who knows how to execute many of their own projects with minimal oversight, can work well with other team members, delegate tasks, and has significant experience in at least one and preferably more of our core acoustics areas (room acoustics, sound isolation, HVAC noise control, environmental noise, field testing, etc.).  This person will have the opportunity to learn from (and collaborate with) Joseph F. Bridger and Noral Stewart and other senior staff and subconsultants, as they continue to expand their skillset.

We are seeking like-minded workers, who can manage their own projects, are passionate about acoustics and expanding their knowledge base. We are seeking consultants who will help the firm gain new clients and will help develop new business with current clients.  We want new team members who desire an environment where it is expected that we will collaborate, learn from, and train/teach one another.  If you are simply looking for a career step, or just a paycheck, this job is not the right fit.  If your idea of a job is doing only what is required of you and no more, this job is not suitable for you.  If you do not see it as part of your job to step in and help someone on the team without being asked, then our team culture is not right for you.  If, however, you love to collaborate and believe it is part of your core mission to help the firm grow as a team, this may be a great match.

Job Requirements

  1. Eager to learn and intellectually curious – Be prepared to demonstrate how you have made efforts to grow in your understanding of acoustics and how you have contributed to the knowledge base of acoustics and acoustical consulting. This is an integral part of our firm culture.  We like to see that someone is intellectually curious, taking the initiative to learn something new and whom asks the ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions.
  2. Ready to contribute – This position requires that you have enough experience in one or more core areas of our acoustical consulting practice, such that it requires minimal additional training to make you a productive member of our team. This can be demonstrated by a list of sample projects and project reports, or being prepared to discuss several projects.
  3. Able to work independently with prudence – It is important that you can demonstrate enough experience and ability to work independently on a project and show good judgment in evaluating your own work and the work of others. We thus are looking for someone with at least 3 years of relevant work experience.  More experience is very welcome.  Expect to be heavily scrutinized.  This is to help see what skills you have.
  4. Plan to make this your home for some time – Finding and replacing good people is a time-consuming and costly task for a small business. Thus we seek persons that would like to live here and have reason to want to stay here.
  5. Employment potential for at least 5 years – Someone whom is about to retire is not our preferred candidate. Subconsulting or part-time employment is usually better for such candidates, and that could be discussed (unless the candidate brings their own clients).  We are looking for consultants who could contribute to our firm for a considerable period.
  6. Strong Ethics – Strong business and personal ethics are essential to our firm culture. It is important that we take responsibility for our actions, and respect each other in how we speak to one another.  The NCAC canon of ethics is a starting point for us, not an ending point.
  7. Hard Working – We are a team of problem solvers, not finger pointers. We work together to find solutions and we expect everyone to do their part.
  8. Strong acoustics problem-solving skills – We do not need simple worker bees. We want someone who loves to solve problems and find solutions.  Of course, they need to be able to handle the math and physics that is the science of acoustics, but more importantly, know how to use it to solve problems.  Traditionally it is an engineering degree with acoustics as part of the studies, followed by the work experience that demonstrates these qualities.
  9. Strong communication skills – Being able to sit down at a table and clearly communicate to a client or similarly do so in writing is critical to consulting work. We critique each other’s work product frequently.  Work experience, samples of your writing, and how you conduct yourself in an interview will be how this is evaluated.

 

Compensation and Benefits

Our company provides health insurance for the employee.  The worker can upgrade and pick one of three other insurance plans from United HealthCare as well as pay for dependent, spouse, or family coverage.  We offer three HSA style plans where employees can contribute pretax.  We also offer dental, eye care, life, short and long term disability plans through ADP TotalSource.  In addition, we offer two weeks of paid vacation that roll over if unused and 9 paid holidays that can be floated.

 

Salary is based on the expected ability to contribute to billable work to the firm and is negotiable based on the applicant’s skills and experience.  For employees who outperform the expectations for billable work set for them at time of employment, we provide periodic bonuses which are directly proportional to their level of performance.  Since this position requires experience, it is expected that the applicant within 3 months will be able to meet the minimum standards of performance set for them and contribute to the profitability of the business.  We do our best to help everyone be successful, but if at any time after 3 months it is evident that you are not able to meet minimum standards of performance, we will be forced to reevaluate compensation.

 

Opportunities to Advance

The ability to advance in our firm is not based on time spent with our firm, years of experience, or any external credentials.  It is based on what you can contribute to the team and the profitability of our firm.  The stature of another team member will not prevent your ability to advance and succeed.

 

If this team culture works for you, please apply

If you see this as a great place to want to work and be a part of, then please apply.  If you feel you are weak in some of these qualities but really want to be on our team, then still apply, but be prepared to sell us on why you are a great fit.  You just might be.  We all have strengths and weaknesses, and anyone joining our team will be mentored to help grow in all areas, and expected to mentor others in their strengths, regardless of position.

To apply contact careers@sacnc.com or leave Joseph Bridger a message at 919-858-0899, ext 2. You may also submit your resume below.

Acoustical Consultant – DLAA

Acoustical Consultant – DLAA

DLAA is seeking an acoustical consultant/engineer for a position in the firm’s Denver, Colorado or Kailua, Hawaii office. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a field of engineering or science, all levels of experience in acoustical consulting are encouraged to apply.

The consultant will be an active member of our technical staff and will work under the direction of the firm’s Senior and Principal Consultants. He or she will be responsible for conducting field measurements (sound transmission loss, impact noise insulation, reverberation time, environmental noise, etc.), conducting acoustical analyses and developing recommendations for room acoustics, airborne and structure-borne sound insulation, and performing HVAC system noise and vibration control engineering. The consultant will be responsible for preparing design documents, writing reports, participating in design team meetings, coordinating with other design team members concerning acoustical design details, and developing acoustical criteria for different types of facilities. A working knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, and acoustical modeling software such as EASE, Cadna-A, AIM, and TRANE is a definite plus.

Direct contact and coordination with clients are important aspects of the position, as they are for all D. L. Adams Associates employees. Excellent verbal and writing skills are required and people skills must be top notch. Participation in professional organizations, such as the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the Institute for Noise Control Engineering (INCE), the Audio Engineering Society (AES), etc. is encouraged.  Our people are expected to attend the meetings and conferences of these organizations to remain at the forefront of the technology.

Some travel can be expected. Salaries are competitive and our employee benefits package is exceptional. For more information about D. L. Adams Associates, check out our website at www.dlaa.com.

Email your resume together with a letter of interest explaining why you believe you are best qualified for this position.  Your cover letter should specifically address this job listing.  Email to denverjob@dlaa.com or kailuajob@dlaa.com.