# Acoustics Consultant (ID# 45584) _Arlington, VA_
# Category: _Building Structures_
# Job Type: _Full Time_
Minimum Experience: 3 Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
# Job Description
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
WSP is currently initiating a search for an Acoustic Consultant for our Arlington, VA office.
The WSP Arlington, VA office is a growing, dynamic office with 55+ professionals. We are located in a beautiful, Gensler designed, state-of-the-art workspace located 2 blocks from the Rosslyn Metro station. As part of the USA Buildings Practice group, we join over 1,200 professionals across the USA, providing integrated engineering services for a variety of market sectors.
About the Opportunity
We are seeking an experienced Acoustical Consultant to help grow the Acoustics department in our Arlington, VA office. You will be a Design Engineer, actively participating in the full project cycle, from the design phase through the final construction close-out. You will be responsible for coordinating the full acoustic design with the entire design and construction team for a variety of large, complex projects.
+ Development of initial, project-specific Acoustic design goals/concepts
+ Development of architectural, mechanical, and structural solutions to achieve project design goals
+ Calculations of HVAC system noise and Reverberation Time
+ Periodic review of project drawings & specifications throughout design for incorporation of acoustic design elements
+ Survey and evaluation of existing acoustic conditions
+ Three-Dimensional Acoustic Modeling
+ Construction administration
+ Assist with Project Management
+ Attend client meetings
+ Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
+ Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies
# Job Requirements
+ Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Acoustics, Audio Technology, or similar degree with coursework in architectural acoustics.
+ 3-5 years’ experience as an acoustic consultant in the commercial design industry
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to organize and present design information to clients and staff.
+ Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in developing relationships with staff and clients.
+ Client focus, with a commitment to quality and problem solving
+ Advanced (Masters or Doctorate) degree in Architectural Acoustics, Audio Technology, or similar degree.
+ Strong experience in any/all of the following project types: High-rise commercial projects, including mixed use, residential, hospitality, and office complexes, Healthcare, education, Government Facilities, Cultural/Museum, Performing Arts/Recording/Broadcast
+ 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.
+ Strong experience using 3D modeling software such as EASE, CATT-Acoustic, Odeon, SoundPlan, CadnaA, etc.
+ Experience in acoustic field testing, including background noise, sound transmission, reverberation time, and vibration.
+ Experience using drafting software such as AutoCAD and/or Revit
+ Experience with creating audio auralizations, including: Audio Engineering/Mixing/Mastering, Understanding of Binaural/ambisonic recording and playback, Understanding of acoustic simulation methods such as raytracing, convolutional reverberation, early reflections, Video Game Audio Design, and Integrating audio plugins into VR scenes
+ Experience in writing proposals and/or managing acoustic design projects.
About WSP USA
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.www.wsp.com/usa
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
WSP USA Inc., WSP USA Buildings Inc., and WSP USA Services Inc. (collectively “WSP USA”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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WSP USA Inc., WSP USA Buildings Inc., and WSP USA Services Inc. (collectively "WSP USA") is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status