1+ months

Senior Acoustics Consultant

Dallas, TX 75201
WSP, an award‑winning and innovative multi‑disciplinary engineering consulting firm, is looking for a Senior Consultant for our Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control practice specializing in Architectural Acoustics to lead the practice in our Dallas office.  Additional experience with audiovisual system design is preferred, but not required.  WSP works closely with architects and owners from around the world on large, complex projects with a focus on sustainability and energy performance of the built environment.
About the Job
Our Engineers work on high quality, high-profile, national and international projects.  You will actively participate in the full project cycle, from the design phase through the final construction close-out.  WSP offers excellent growth opportunities.
Responsibilities include:
  • Lead design & analysis efforts for architectural acoustics in healthcare facilities, educational facilities, science & technology facilities, commercial high-rise buildings & tenant improvement projects, hotel/residential/mixed use buildings, sports stadiums, airports, large transit facilities, and public venues.
  • Develop design criteria, conduct analyses, and provide detailed recommendations and reports including product specification, as well as detailing of recommended assemblies and device installations.
  • Coordinate acoustical performance criteria and design guidance with design team members including architects, MEP engineers, structural engineers, and technology systems designers.
  • Work with architects and design engineers to implement cost-effective, high-performance approaches to optimize speech intelligibility, reverberation, privacy, noise levels, and overall interior acoustic quality for a wide range of facility and space types.
  • Work with mechanical engineers, structural engineers, contractors, manufacturers, and third-party consultants to develop project-specific recommendations regarding building systems noise and vibration control methods.
  • Conduct field measurements, as needed, to document acoustical data including interior reverberation, speech transmission index, transmission loss, interior noise levels, exterior day/night noise levels, and structure-borne vibration.
  • Utilize professional acoustical computer modeling programs to model acoustical environments, transmission loss of partition assemblies, calculate building system noise levels, model exterior noise emission, and assess intelligibility & performance of audio reproduction and reinforcement systems.
  • Participate in site walks and inspections to identify sources of noise, pathways for transmission, and assess quality of installation of acoustical finishes, floor assemblies, partitions, penetrations, and vibration isolation devices.
  • Provide technical design subject-matter expertise during construction and system implementation.
  • Attend and participate in project meetings (local and out-of-town).
  • Participate in project management and business development tasks.


<div><strong>Minimum Qualifications:</strong></div> <ul> <li>Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Acoustics, Audio Technology, or similar degree with coursework in architectural acoustics.</li> <li>5+ years of professional acoustical analysis and design consulting experience, with a combination of interior room acoustics, sound isolation, HVAC systems noise & vibration control design experience, as well as field measurement experience.</li> <li>Strong working knowledge of all acoustic design metrics, and their application in architectural, communications systems, and mechanical systems design.</li> <li>Working knowledge of applicable ISO, ASTM, and ANSI standards related to acoustical measurement, analysis, and modeling, including international standards.</li> <li>Understanding of typical architectural design & construction process.</li> <li>Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to organize and present design information to clients and staff.</li> <li>Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in developing relationships with staff and clients.</li> <li>Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software.</li> <li>Client focus, with a commitment to quality and problem solving.</li> <li>Experience in writing proposals and/or managing acoustic design projects.</li> </ul> <div><strong>Preferred Qualifications:</strong></div> <ul> <li>Advanced (Masters or Doctorate) degree in Architectural Acoustics, Audio Technology, or similar degree.</li> <li>Strong experience in using HVAC noise and/or Sound Transmission modeling software such as V-A Select, Potorff AIM, INSUL, and other proprietary modeling software.</li> <li>Strong experience using 3D modeling software such as EASE, CATT-Acoustic, Odeon, SoundPlan, CadnaA, etc.</li> <li>AutoCAD and/or Revit experience desired.</li> <li>Audiovisual system design experience desired.</li> <li>Certification and/or membership in professional organizations is a plus, although not required (INCE, ASA, Infocomm, AES)</li> <li>Experience creating audio auralizations, including audio engineering/mixing/mastering, video game audio design, and integrating audio plugins into VR scenes.</li> <li>Understanding of binaural/ambisonic recording and playback.</li> <li>Understanding of acoustic simulation e.g. raytracing, convolutional reverberation, early reflections.</li> </ul> <div> </div> <div>WSP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, disability, and life insurances, 401K plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and more. WSP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.</div> <div>Please visit our website at <a href="http://www.wspgroup.com/usa">www.wspgroup.com/usa</a> for more information.  </div> <div> </div> <div>WSP uses E-verify by the USCIS to verify that new hires are authorized to work in the United States.</div> <div> </div>


Posted: 2019-11-05 Expires: 2020-02-13

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