Senior or Principal Acoustics Consultant-Southern California

Senior or Principal Acoustics Consultant-Southern California

We seek to hire an experienced acoustics consultant to work in our Architectural Acoustics and Mechanical Noise Control Group located in Southern California.

This senior-level position is client-facing, hands-on consulting for the full range of our projects, including commercial, civic, education, worship, residential, healthcare, and performing arts. You will work alongside some of the best acoustical consultants in the country to provide excellent guidance to our clients – architects, engineers, building owners, arts organizations, and other user groups. Our consultants are involved with all aspects of project management – from proposal writing to final construction and project closeout. Acentech’s consultants are actively involved with many professional societies (ASA, INCE, and others), and support the firm’s marketing and business development efforts.

Experience and background well suited to this position include:

  • 10+ years working for an acoustics consulting firm.
  • Proven acoustics consulting project management experience.
  • Providing consulting related to room acoustics, sound isolation, and mechanical system noise and vibration control on a variety of project types.
  • Evaluating community and environmental noise.
  • Reading and interpreting building drawings and specifications.
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Skill and interest in developing business, and an eagerness to be one of the “faces” of Acentech.
  • Passion for their work – for buildings, for sound, for music.

Additional experience that is beneficial (but not required to apply) includes:

  • A working understanding of vibration isolation.
  • Performing acoustics measurements, in accordance with ANSI, ASTM, and ISO standards.
  • Familiarity with acoustical modeling software, noise modeling software, AutoCAD, and/or Revit.
  • A Master’s degree in a field directly or closely related to architectural acoustics.
  • Demonstrated leadership in the field, via speaking engagements, byline articles, blog posts, etc.

Acentech is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm specializing in acoustics, noise and vibration control, audiovisual systems, telecommunications, and security system design, serving a diverse group of clients across the United States from our strategically located offices. With a professional staff of more than 65 consultants, Acentech is one of the oldest and largest organizations of its type. We foster a highly collaborative environment and we actively look for candidates that can further broaden and enrich our experience, perspective, and expertise. Acentech places a high value on a diverse workforce, and encourages applications from all backgrounds. We value our culture and our staff and place a premium on work-life balance. We are extremely proud of being a 100% employee-owned firm.

Acentech is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salaries and outstanding benefits including three weeks of vacation for starting employees, 11 paid holidays, 80 hours of paid sick leave, health and dental coverage that is 80% company paid including reimbursement for 100% of deductible costs, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), and many other benefits. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Interested applicants can email employment@acentech.com or apply on our website.

 

Senior Acoustical Consultant

Senior Acoustical Consultant

DLAA is seeking a senior acoustical consultant/engineer for a position in the firm’s Denver, Colorado or Kailua, Hawaii office. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in acoustical consulting and a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field of acoustics, engineering, architecture or science.

The senior consultant will be an active member of our technical staff and will work under the direction of the firm’s Principal Consultants. He or she will be responsible for leading projects, mentoring junior staff, and the following:

  • 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 HVAC system noise and vibration control engineering.
  • 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 acoustical modeling software such as EASE, Cadna-A, AIM, and TRANE is a definite plus.

Participation in professional organizations, such as the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC), the Institute for Noise Control Engineering (INCE), the Audio Engineering Society (AES), etc. is encouraged.

Salaries and benefit packages are exceptional, including health coverage with dental and vision, 401(K) matching, and profit sharing. For more information about D. L. Adams Associates, check out our website at www.dlaa.com.

Submit resume and cover letter to denver@dlaa.com.

 

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.

Senior Acoustical Consultant – DLAA

Senior Acoustical Consultant – DLAA

D.L. Adams Associates is seeking acoustical engineers to fill the position of Senior Consultant in our Denver, Colorado and Kailua, Hawaii offices. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a field of engineering or science with 5+ years of experience in architectural acoustics and environmental noise is required.

Working under the direction of the Principal Consultants, a Senior Consultant conducts field measurements and develops recommendations for room acoustics, airborne and structure-borne sound insulation, and HVAC system noise and vibration control engineering. The Senior Consultant will serve as Project Manager for many of the firm’s projects and be responsible for preparing design documents, writing reports, participating in project design team meetings, coordinating with other design team members concerning acoustical design details, developing acoustical criteria for different types of facilities, and preparing proposals for new work. A working knowledge of acoustical modeling software such as EASE, Cadna-A, AIM, and TRANE is definite plus. Experience in the use of sound level instrumentation is essential. The ideal candidate will maintain client relationships and provide efficient design coordination with owners and other design professionals. Excellent verbal and written skills are a must and exceptional people skills are essential.

Participation in professional organizations, such as ASA, INCE, AES, etc. is encouraged.  Our people are expected to attend the meetings and conferences of these organizations to remain at the forefront of acoustical technology.

Some travel can be expected. Salaries are competitive, and our employee benefits are exceptional. The potential for substantial, performance-based bonuses is great. For more information about D. L. Adams Associates, check out our website at www.dlaa.com.

Send 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.

 

ASSOCIATE OR SENIOR CONSULTANT – PRINCIPALS ONLY

ASSOCIATE OR SENIOR CONSULTANT – PRINCIPALS ONLY

ASSOCIATE OR SENIOR CONSULTANT – PRINCIPALS ONLY

Wilson Ihrig is an internationally renowned acoustics, noise, and vibration consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area with additional offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Seattle. Our work covers a wide array of projects including architectural, public transportation with an emphasis in rail transit, environmental, forensics, construction, structural vibration, and whole‐building vibration isolation.

We are currently seeking a qualified acoustician for an Associate or Senior Consultant position which would be based out of our Emeryville, CA office. Education and experience should be commensurate with the position you are interested in, typically, 3 to 7 years and 6 to 10 years, respectively.

This is a full‐time position (nominal 35‐hour workweek) with benefits that include health care, dental, vision, 401(k), PTO, and a good work/life balance. Nominal salary: $65,000 to $90,000 per year, based on qualifications. The successful applicant must be an independent, reliable, and mature individual who is a self‐starter and thrives
in both in‐office and outdoor environments.

You will be joining a group of technical experts who collectively have more than 300 years of experience and knowledge.

Your contributions will include, but will not be limited to:

  •  Acoustical and vibration measurements, usually in the field
  •  Noise and vibration technical analyses and computer modeling
  •  Preparation and/or support of reports (writing and graphics) in clear, concise English
  • Senior Consultant will be expected to have frequent client interaction and actively engage in business
    development efforts.
    Minimal Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Acoustics, Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Engineering, or other discipline with coursework related to acoustics and vibration
  • Direct, relatable experience to match the level of position you are seeking
  • Ability to work collaboratively, take direction, and ask questions a must
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word and at least one acoustic software package such as EASE, CadnaA, SoundPLAN, TNM
  • Working knowledge of CAD will be considered a plus
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Must demonstrate proof of permission to work permanently in the United States at hire.

Position will be open until filled.

To apply, please submit the following via the Indeed posting:

  • Your cover letter introducing yourself and why you would like to work for Wilson Ihrig.
  • Your resume.
  • Employment Application Form.

Permission to Obtain Information and Release Form.
Latter two forms are found here:
http://www.wilsonihrig.com/about‐us/careers/.

Please note that candidates may not be considered until all four requested documents are received.

COVID‐19
Many of our employees are able to work remotely during the COVID‐19 pandemic, but the new employee will
spend several days of week on premises in the office or in the field. Proof of vaccination or accommodation will be
requested, and masks while working are required.

Wilson Ihrig: Associate or Senior Consultant

Wilson Ihrig: Associate or Senior Consultant

Wilson Ihrig is an internationally-renowned acoustics, noise, and vibration consulting firm. Our work covers a wide array of projects including architectural, transportation (especially rail transit), environmental, construction, structural vibration, and even whole-building vibration isolation. Wilson Ihrig is based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California and has offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Seattle. The company has 22 employees. We are currently seeking a qualified acoustician for an Associate or Senior Consultant position in our Los Angeles, CA office. Education and experience should be commensurate with the position you are interested in, typically, 3 to 7 years and 6 to 12 years, respectively.

This is a full-time position (nominal 40 hour workweek) with benefits, which include health care, dental, vision, 401(k), PTO, and good work/life balance. Nominal salary: $75,000 to $100,000 per year, based on qualifications. The successful applicant will be an independent, reliable, and mature individual who is a selfstarter and who thrives in both in-office and outdoor environments. Application will be open until filled.

Principals only. To apply, please submit the following via https://www.indeed.com:

  • Your cover letter introducing yourself and why you would like to work for Wilson Ihrig
  • Your resume
  • Employment Application Form
  • Permission to Obtain Information and Release Form

The latter two forms are found here: http://www.wilsonihrig.com/about-us/careers
Please note that candidates may not be considered until all four requested documents are received.

You will be joining a group of technical experts and scientists who collectively have more than 300 years of experience and knowledge.
Your contributions will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Acoustical and vibration measurements, usually in the field
  • Noise and vibration technical analyses and computer modeling
  • Preparation and/or support of reports (writing and graphics) in clear, concise English
  • Senior Consultant will be expected to have frequent client interaction and actively engage in business development efforts.

Minimal Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Acoustics, Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Engineering, or other discipline with coursework related to acoustics and vibration
  • Direct, relatable experience to match the level of position you are seeking
  • Ability to work collaboratively, take direction, and ask questions a must
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word and software such as EASE, CadnaA, SoundPLAN, TNM, CAD, etc.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Must demonstrate, at hire, proof of permission to work permanently in the United States

COVID-19

Our employees are working remotely during the California Stay Home and Los Angeles County Safer at Work orders, but the new employee will spend most of their time in the Los Angeles office.

Contact

Wilson Ihrig
http://www.wilsonihrig.com
6001 Shellmound Street; Ste. 400
Emeryville, CA 94608
510-658-6719