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Arup - Senior Acoustical Consultant

At Arup, our innovative spirit compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways — engineering, planning, designing, and consulting on many of the most renowned projects in the built environment. We aim to deliver technical excellence, innovation, and value to clients, while maintaining our core mission of shaping a better world. The firm opened its first office over 70 years ago and now employs 16,000 people globally. Arup is rising to modern day challenges: by bringing together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines, investing in research, innovating and creating better solutions for clients and the wider world.

Our San Francisco Acoustics team is growing and we are seeking experienced senior and leadership candidates.

You will collaborate within our dynamic regional multidisciplinary acoustics, audiovisual, and theatre team.

You are a great candidate if:

Project Impact

•You have experience with delivering all aspects of a project – contracts, technical, client care, financial, and team leadership

•You thoroughly explore rigorous technical backgrounds, and also take time to ensure the technical analysis are aligned project needs

•You have an eye for detail in all written, visual, and verbal communication

•You have a track record of delivering innovative acoustic solutions

•You understand the multidisciplinary nature of acoustic consulting work, and can coordinate design with design team members

•You demonstrate a robust understanding of the architectural design and construction process

Personal Impact

•You are passionate about acoustic design and architecture, and their effects on people, cities, and health

•You thrive within a team environment, working autonomously and getting support when needed

•You communicate technical concepts clearly across many different audiences

•You are motivated to stay on top of industry trends and best practices

•You stay organized and calm under moments of high pressure, finding productive ways to prioritize and thrive

Team Impact

•You capably motivate, teach, and mentor junior staff through their own rewarding careers

•You contribute to overall team success through process improvement, setting standards, contributing to resourcing, and building morale

•An ideal candidate will be proficient managing multidisciplinary specialist consulting teams (acoustics, AV, lighting, IT, security)

•You are proactive but tactful in motivating to meet agreed deadlines

•You actively contribute to a building and supporting a diverse team

Your experience/qualifications:

•Degree in acoustics or architectural engineering OR a degree in music, architecture, physics, engineering, computer science, sound reproduction, sound recording, with strong demonstrated experience in acoustics

•For senior consultant positions – 5-7+ years of relevant experience in acoustic design

•For leadership positions – 10+ experience in acoustic design and leading teams

•Strong grasp of fundamental of acoustics, fundamentals of vibration, engineering acoustics, noise control, digital signal processing, electroacoustics, human responses to acoustics and vibration

•Proficiency with specialist technical equipment and software such as B&K, CATT, EASE, Odeon, Max/MSP, AutoCad, Revit, Rhino, Sketchup

•Candidates with additional experience in music, composition, electronic music, recording, 3D sound, live sound, production are particularly encouraged to apply

Arup offers an outstanding benefits package, including:

•Work/life balance (flexible work schedule) and a great culture

•10% 401K match, 4 weeks of PTO, 9 paid public holidays, good healthcare coverage options

•Profit-sharing bonus paid twice a year

Arup is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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Dominic Gentile

Human Resources | Talent Acquisition Specialist


When responding, reference ad number 1255

Associate Acoustical Consultant

Waveguide LLC is an independent consulting and design firm working with clients in a wide range of commercial and institutional markets to develop critical communication technology systems and infrastructure solutions. Our technology expertise includes audiovisual, voice and data communications infrastructure, and smart building controls. Our focus is on creating strategic technology plans, efficient building and infrastructure designs, and effective technology system solutions to drive the success of our clients' organizations.

Waveguide, a part of the FLIK Family-Then & Now. Great Food and Great Service are only possible with Great People behind the scenes. FLIK's steadfast dedication to the training and support of our associates continues to nourish our vision and growth. Dedication, diligence, operational excellence and hands-on expertise are FLIK trademarks – only achievable through the work of our team of professionals. We embark on a relationship with every FLIK associate that provides, demonstrates and cherishes growth, education and ongoing mentoring – today and every day.

Job Summary

Key Responsibilities:
Act as an assistant project manager responsible for coordinating Waveguide's acoustics consulting services as part of the project team. Provide technical support to assist project teams with planning and design for new building construction and renovation projects.
Coordinate project requirements with internal and external teams.
Develop acoustical criteria, acoustical analysis and modeling for different project types.
Prepare acoustical recommendations.
Write reports and specifications.
Provide technical oversight and quality assurance of project deliverables.
Document client processes for consistent application across multiple projects within a standardized environment.
Assist the project team with project delivery, including project set up, meeting preparation and participation, internal and cross-discipline design reviews, report writing, and general coordination.
Build relationships that empower clients. Be responsive to client needs.
Take ownership of projects and the processes. Challenge ideas and find ways to improve work products and processes.
Pursue ongoing professional growth and development of technical skills.

A four-year college degree in engineering, architecture or physics, and three to four years of professional consulting experience as an acoustical consultant in architectural acoustics.
Experience in room acoustics, sound isolation, and building systems noise and vibration control is required.
Ability to produce project-related drawings and documentation to convey acoustic recommendations.
Extensive knowledge of HVAC noise prediction software.
Extensive knowledge of current acoustic standards, building codes and practices.
In-depth knowledge of the construction industry and construction processes.
Ability to apply sustainable design practices to projects.
Strong verbal and written communications skills; ability to write and convey technical information in written reports in a clear, concise manner; ability to present clear and concise recommendations during consultant coordination meetings.
Ability to work independently and proficiency with Microsoft Office software.

Michael SantaMaria

6060 Center Drive, Suite 870
Los Angeles, California 90045
United States

When responding, reference ad number 1248

Acoustical Engineer - Los Angeles

We are growing our Acoustical Team and are looking for qualified candidates with 2 to 10 years of industry experience to fill available positions (Acousticians, Senior Acousticians) in our Los Angeles office. Looking for motivated engineers who have a desire to interact with clients, manage projects, and effectively communicate information in everyday language. We pride ourselves on pushing the boundaries of content delivery and advancing the field of both architectural and environmental acoustical consulting.
We consult on a variety of building types, including multi-family residential, K-12 education, higher education, hospitals, recording studios, fitness studios, performance arts facilities, houses of worship, and offices. Our services address sound isolation, room acoustics, building systems engineering analyses, and environmental noise monitoring. We work with Architects, Engineers, Building Owners, Developers, and other Consultants on issues relating to sound and vibration in buildings.
Responsibilities include:
• Reviewing architectural, MEP, and structural drawings
• Developing recommendations, details, and comments for the project team
• Conducting measurements and analyzing data for environmental noise and vibration, HVAC noise, room acoustics, and sound isolation
This position requires:
• Experience using AutoCAD, Revit, and acoustical modeling software including CATT-Acoustic, ODEON, AIM, CadnaA, or equivalent software.
• Experience with MS Office and related products
• Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Acoustics, Physics, Engineering, Architecture, or related field with an emphasis on Acoustics preferred.
• Use of ladders and ability to visit construction sites, carry equipment, etc.
• Work occasional late nights or early mornings to conduct measurements
• Potential travel within the western U.S.
• Authorization to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

Randy Waldeck

CSDA Design Group
889 N. Douglas Street, Suite 100
El Segundo, CA 90245

When responding, reference ad number 1253