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Acoustics Consultant

Company name
Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc.

Arlington, VA, United States

Employment Type

Aviation, Consulting, Architecture, Engineering, Hvac, Bluecollar

Posted on
Jun 23, 2020

Valid Through
Oct 06, 2020

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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.

Responsibilities include

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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.


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.

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

Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status

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

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