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Acoustic engineer

Job Profile

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 infrastructure schemes at all stages
•Facade design to control external noise intrusion
•Sound insulation design to achieve client’s privacy requirements
•Architectural acoustic design to optimise acoustic comfort
•Electro-acoustic design to enhance intelligibility of life safety communication systems

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 now embarking on a period of growth for our acoustics team, and require an experienced acoustic engineer. 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 focus on career development and look to develop our employee’s abilities and skills.

Location is flexible, Altrincham, Bristol, Croydon, or Southampton

Closing date for your application: 24 June 2018

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.

Job Description

You will be required to undertake:
• Calculation, prediction and assessment of noise from sources such as railways, roads, power & energy projects and construction
• Noise and vibration measurement surveys
• The consideration of mitigation of noise and vibration from civil engineering construction, industrial sites, maintenance &

• Calculation and assessment of buildings acoustics
• Preparation of noise input to environmental assessments
• Preparation of reports

Candidate Specification

For this role you should have a strong combination of the following:
  • 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
  • You will be an Associate Member or Member of the IOA
  • Working in an engineering consultancy or research
  • Transport, industrial and/or buildings acoustics
  • Multi-disciplinary environment
  • Commitment to CPD
  • Willing and able to work within team environment and involve others where necessary
  • Experience in developing relationships with clients
  • Able to write technical reports
  • Acoustic modelling, noise surveys, report writing, use of MS Word and Excel
  • Driving licence
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