Posted 12 months ago

Acoustical Designer I (SEA/PDX)

The Greenbusch Group is a multi-disciplinary engineering and consulting firm based in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The Acoustical Department is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to support a wide variety of interesting projects. This position is based in either our Portland, Oregon or Seattle, Washington offices, with a hybrid work model.

The Greenbusch Acoustical Department provides the following services:

  • Environmental noise and vibration (industrial, construction, etc.).
  • HVAC noise and vibration (building systems, noise code compliance, etc.).
  • Building acoustics (sound isolation, reverberation control, etc.).
  • Test and measurement (environmental noise, building acoustics, vibration, etc.).


At a minimum, the position would initially be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Review building plans and analyze acoustical characteristics such as reverberation, sound isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration, structure borne sound transfer, etc.
  • Develop acoustical recommendations to satisfy design criteria and coordinate with the design team.
  • Develop design narratives and coordination memoranda, as required, to support the design process.
  • Perform environmental noise/vibration assessments using modeling software and manual calculations.
  • Conduct short-term and long-term acoustical measurements.
  • Lift 50 pounds and be able to transport measurement equipment to and from measurement sites.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, mathematics, physical science, or related field.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, both oral and written, and a high appreciation for quality customer service.
  • Self-motivated, able to manage own schedule, coordinate multiple projects, and meet deadlines.


Desired skills:

  • Experience with basic scientific testing protocols, data acquisition, data interpretation and reporting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel.


Other position details:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package. US Citizenship or appropriate work visa is required.
  • To apply, submit the following to
    • Cover letter expressing why this position interests you, what value you would bring to Greenbusch, and how it fits into your career plan.
    • Resume and transcript (unofficial is acceptable).

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