Acoustical Consultant: Houston, TX; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon

Position Description:

SLR International Corporation is seeking an entry to mid-level Staff Consultant to join our Acoustical Consulting operations in Houston, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Portland, Oregon; or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our preferred candidate will have a very strong academic background, and 0-2 years of experience working in either the architectural or engineering field, or as an acoustical consultant. In order to succeed in this position, candidates must be resourceful, intelligent, flexible, and willing to learn. This full-time role is an excellent opportunity to join a team that is focused on client service, technical excellence, and a solutions-oriented approach to each project.

About SLR

SLR is a professional consulting and advisory firm that has been advising clients for over 20 years. Starting as a UK business, we now operate as a global company with more than 2000 people delivering client solutions across five regions. In the United States, SLR has nearly 500 employees located throughout 35 offices. Our team represents a broad and diverse range of technical and environmental capabilities. SLR's professionals offer a blend of experience incorporating engineers, geologists, toxicologists, hydrogeologists, remediation specialists, regulatory and compliance specialists, and environmental scientists. We work for clients throughout our six primary business sectors: Energy, Mining, Industry, Infrastructure, Built Environment and Power.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, orthodontia, vision, flexible spending account, generous PTO accrual, 10 paid holidays, 401(k) retirement account with company matching program, company paid life insurance, short & long term disability insurance, and employee assistance program.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are at the core of who we are and want to be.

SLR is proud to be an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity / Veterans / Disabled Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, civil union status, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or veteran status. Applicants may obtain a copy of SLR's Dissemination policy upon request and are eligible to use the resolution process contained therein.

At SLR, we embrace diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within and outside our organization. We respect and celebrate differences and want to ensure that we continuously strive to build a place where everyone feels included and is encouraged to be their authentic self.

We are committed to these values, and our SLR Culture & Diversity Team works to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across our people and talent processes, operations, and client work around the world. If you have a disability and need reasonable accommodations at any point in the application or interview process, please contact us at careers-us@slrconsulting.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Physics
  • 0-2 years of work experience in Engineering, Architecture, or Acoustical Consulting
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office software suite
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use design and engineering software
  • Willingness and ability to travel by airplane and car, including overnight travel
  • Valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • High GPA, academic achievements, and academic recognition
  • Working knowledge of acoustics
  • Familiarity with use of acoustical instrumentation
  • Experience in architectural/industrial acoustics or engineering practice
  • Willingness to participate in and cross-train for environmental, industrial, and other engineering projects as needed
  • INCE Bd. Cert., LEED, AIA, and/or PE certification or pathway
  • Experience with software programs such as SoundPlan, Cadna/A, CATT, INSUL, and EASE

Personal Attributes/Traits

  • Proficient in organizational, interpersonal, analytical, and client relations skills
  • Eager and willing to learn on the job
  • Able to develop rapport and credibility with clients and coworkers
  • Able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Capable of meeting budgets and deadlines
  • Independent with little need for oversight on common tasks
  • Responsible and self-motivated
  • Detail oriented, but able to see the big picture and long term project goals

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with a diverse group of clients, in various locations inside and outside of the United States
  • Perform field work
  • Help in preparing project reports and presentations for clients
  • Assist with aspects of measuring, quantifying and analyzing sounds, noise and vibration
  • Attend meetings with clients
  • Work alongside SLR engineers and specialists, assisting with work in a variety of disciplines
  • Contribute to project deliverables, multi-tasking and working concurrently on different projects

Contact Information:

Stephanie Barrientes sbarrientes@slrconsulting.com

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