Senior Acoustic Engineer

Posted on Jan 20, 2019 by Mott MacDonald

Croydon, London United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
We require an experienced senior acoustic engineer to support an expanding project portfolio of architectural and environmental acoustic projects including a number of landmark buildings and infrastructure projects. You will be collaborating with a large professional body of talented acoustic engineers working on a wide array of projects mainly in the UK, some may have an international focus. We actively support career, capability and skills development. The role can be based in one of the following locations: Altrincham, Birmingham, Bristol, Croydon, or Southampton.

Acoustics affects many aspects of our daily lives, including the comfort and performance of buildings for education, healthcare, arts, business or residential. Mott MacDonald helps clients manage acoustics, noise and vibration in their buildings in the residential, commercial, transport, education and health, municipal, sports and leisure and performing arts sectors. We also undertake noise and vibration impact assessment for transportation schemes such as road and rail.

Our services include:

Modelling, prediction, investigation and design services to minimise noise and vibration

Assessment and appraisal of noise and vibration impact of infrastructure schemes at all stages

Facade design to control external noise intrusion

Architectural acoustic design to optimise acoustic comfort

Electro-acoustic design to enhance intelligibility of life safety communication systems

Where appropriate these services include noise and vibration surveys at sites throughout the UK.

We also assist with all stages of the procurement process encompassing initial concept, design delivery, planning, procurement and construction, assessment and mitigation of noise and vibration in new build and refurbishment, remedial works and expert witness.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

The successful candidate will be required to assist with:

Calculation, prediction and assessment of noise and vibration associated with transportation, power and energy, utilities, buildings

Directing and undertaking noise and vibration measurement surveys

Calculation, prediction, assessment and mitigation of noise and vibration from civil engineering construction, industrial sites and maintenance operations

Calculation and assessment of buildings acoustics

Preparation of noise input to environmental assessments

Preparation of reports

Supervision of junior staff

Business development activities

Project management

Candidate Specification (published) :

We are looking for an experienced individual who wants to develop their career by joining our growing acoustics team and to contribute to some of the most exciting buildings, highways and transportation infrastructure projects in the UK.

Your experience/qualifications are expected to include:

Degree or similar in acoustics/vibration related field

Proven technical ability in terms of problem solving and analytical thinking

Ability to manage time, resources and projects effectively

Full membership of the IOA

Working in an engineering consultancy

Transport and/or buildings acoustics

Multi-disciplinary environment

Commitment to CPD

Willing and able to work within team environment and involve others where necessary

Supervision and mentoring of junior staff

Experience in developing relationships with clients

Ability to write technical reports

Essential competencies / skills:

Acoustic modelling (e.g. CadnaA or NoiseMap)

Noise surveys

Report writing

Use of MS Word and Excel

Presentation of complex acoustic issues to non-specialists at project and client meetings and workshops

Driving licence

Desirable academic, professional qualifications and experience:

Experience in the measurement and analysis of structural and ground-borne vibration

Previous use and/or current skills in the use of CATT acoustic modelling software (or similar)

Familiarity with DMRB, CRTN, CRN and British and ISO acoustics standards

Desirable competencies / skills:

Use of GIS software

Public exhibition/inquiry/expert witness

Familiar with acoustic requirements of complex building projects

Understanding of project management requirements in a multi-disciplinary consultancy

Reference: 615602466

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