Senior Acoustics Consultant

Region:
Yorkshire and Humber
Vicinity:
Leeds
Industry Sector:
Acoustic Jobs
Job Category:
Consultancy, Science
Job Type:
Permanent
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Posted:
14/05/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Job Ref:
186037BR


AECOM is currently seeking an experienced a Senior Acoustics Consultant to focus on environmental transport acoustics with the Environmental Acoustics team in Leeds. Continued high and increasing workload in this area has led to a requirement for a new Senior Consultant with the ability to take the lead on the transport acoustics projects, reporting to our head of transportation acoustics.
The ideal candidate will have a track record of working in acoustics and preferably have experience of managing and delivering complex acoustic projects across a range of sound, noise and vibration (SNV) technical areas, with particular emphasis on transport related acoustics. They will have a strong background in acoustics, be someone who is innovative and is willing to exploit the latest technology, but who can explain acoustics to a non-technical audience.
 
At AECOM we have one of the world’s largest Acoustics Teams, with approximately over 50 full time specialists in the UK alone.  We undertake a wide range of acoustics projects offering our clients technical support throughout a project lifecycle.
 
We foster a creative and constructive team environment where our people can develop their professional skills and have opportunities for long term career progression.


With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm. The company is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments.


Job Responsibilities:
 •We are looking for an enthusiastic individual keen to work collaboratively and iteratively within an established acoustics team.  The successful candidate would also work across wider multi-disciplinary design teams and be expected to establishing strong working relationships with other internal teams, particularly within AECOM’s environmental and transportation divisions
•The individual would have excellent technical, project management, presentation, leadership, report writing, commercial, personal organisation and communication skills.
•The role would have a strong focus on transport related acoustics.
•The successful candidate will be expected to work and maintain relationships with both internal and external clients; lead the acoustic inputs to projects, manage the technical and financial aspect of projects
•Line management of mentor and teaching junior staff. 
•They would be expected to undertake, oversee and technically review noise modelling using software such as SoundPLAN and/or CadnaA.
•They would also be expected to undertake measurements, data analysis, predictions and write and technically review reports on a range of projects.
•There will be the need to visit sites and meetings across the UK and work away from home for short periods, potentially including overseas.


Minimum Requirements : 
 
•Have a thorough understanding of the Environmental Impact Assessment process regarding SNV, be capable of technically reviewing SNV assessment reports and new work proposals delegated by the team managers.
•Manage the acoustic input, undertake predictions and write reports on a range of projects, be fully conversant with relevant standards and guidance, including CRTN and CRN, BS4142, BS5228, BS8233, DMRB and be fully conversant with UK environmental acoustic legislation.
•Manage own workload to make time available to accelerate the development of technical skills in more junior staff, including being available to provide on the job advice and instruction and to develop new lines of work or smarter ways of working.
 


Preferred Qualifications : 
 
•A first degree (and preferably a post graduate qualification such as a Masters) in acoustics or relevant technical disciplines (e.g. Physics, Maths or Engineering)
•MIOA.
•Chartered status or evidence of working towards this.
•Driving licence.
If you are interested in Built Environment / Building Acoustics please review the role in St Albans 176278BR Senior Acoustics Consultant


Your benefits will include:
 
Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments. 

Closing Date:
25/06/2018

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