Senior Acoustician - Birmingham

Birmingham, West Midlands
£30000 - £38000 per annum
07 Jan 2014
04 Feb 2014
Hannah Meredith
Design, Engineer
Job Type
One of the UK's large multidisciplinary organisations with expertise in engineering consultancy for the built environment urgently require a Senior Acoustic Consultant with a strong background in architectural acoustics to assist with workload in Birmingham. The company possess a strong and challenging portfolio with clients ranging across the public and private sectors including central and local government, major financial and retail companies, manufacturers, utilities, and other blue chip companies. Successful applicants will lead acoustic design across a broad range of market sectors including buildings for performance, airports, convention centers, hotels and high quality residential.

Rate: Dependent on experience

A strong first or higher degree in acoustics, ideally combined with science, architecture, construction management or engineering studies at graduate or post graduate level
Membership of the IOA or equivalent body is strongly desired for this role.

Considerable senior post graduate experience in Acoustic Consultancy within the Buildings sector
Experience of relevant legislation, standards and codes for both the UK and a wider international market would be expected.
Preferably experience of managing airport projects
Modelling experience with building acoustics and environmental noise tools
Ideally knowledge and experience of building services, environmental noise, building vibration, electro-acoustics and audio systems
Excellent written, oral and visual communication skills.
A proven track record in effective project and financial management
Ability to write fluent and intelligible reports, placing a high emphasis on accuracy
Strong project and people management skills are essential.

Provide consultancy and design covering all aspects of built environment development, but biased towards building fabric and building engineering systems.
Preparation of technical and financial input to proposals for acoustic design.
Providing a point of contact on acoustics and vibration issues and developing both internal and external clients with a view to extending the multidisciplinary skills of the business in general.
Provide consultancy in architectural and engineering acoustics at both strategic and detailed level
Generate innovative solutions to complex issues that meet business needs.
Resolve complex acoustical engineering issues assuring compliance with statutory bodies
Summarise data interpretations and providing conclusions
Supervise and co-ordinate the work of others
Manage project teams to ensure production of deliverables to agreed timelines
Financial forecasting and control of projects to ensure that they remain within budget
Build client relationships, respond to enquiries, communicate with clients to establish their needs and draft fee proposals
Provide technical guidance and mentor junior members of the team
Contribute to group expansion and develop and maintain business through networking, contact nurturing and presentations

Examples of projects include road schemes, bridges, harbors, schools, sports stadia, offices, hotels, hospitals, tall buildings, buildings for performance, airports, convention centres and high quality residential.

KEY WORDS Acoustics, Acoustic consultant, Noise, Sound, Vibration, CADNA-A, Noise monitoring, Noise modeling, IOA, sound reduction index testing, amioa, mioa, ppg24, BB93, ppg24, end 2002/49/ce, bs4142, ISO 17025

Interested in this or other roles in Acoustics? Please do not hesitate to contact Hannah Meredith on or call 01792 365101. We have many more vacancies available on our website. Please refer to
This is a permanent role.
Penguin Recruitment is operating as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this position.

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