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Acoustical Consultant: Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA

The Sextant Group, an NV5 Company (NASDAQ: NVEE) provides engineering and consulting services to public and private sectors, delivering solutions through five business verticals: Construction Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, Energy, Program Management, and Environmental. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.

The Position:

The Acoustical Consultant will act as a team member in The Sextant Group’s architectural acoustics practice. That team is a close-knit group of dynamic, hard-working, and well-qualified acousticians who seek to deliver best-in-class solutions to our clients using state of the art tools, a healthy appetite for technical exploration, and a commitment to excellent client communications.

The position will require the candidate to act as the primary acoustical consultant on a variety of national and regional projects including classrooms, lecture halls, healthcare facilities, courthouses, industrial plants, auditoriums, theatres, media production facilities, and broadcast studios. The consultant must develop, present, and manage solutions related to room acoustics, sound isolation, mechanical system noise and vibration control, and environmental acoustics. As necessary, the consultant will create CAD drawings, prepare reports, use acoustic modeling software, and perform on-site acoustic testing to support their design work. The position requires the candidate to actively participate in several concurrent projects while efficiently delivering accurate, thorough, and high-quality work to our clients.


  • Key contributor within a project design team, bringing a creative, collaborative, evidence-based approach to architectural acoustics
  • Collaborate with architectural team members and clients
  • Develop high-quality architectural acoustics reports, drawings, details, cost analyses, and specification documents
  • Analyze acoustic solutions using computer modeling software
  • Review submittals of shop drawings
  • Perform on-site inspections to review the implementation of a project’s acoustical solutions
  • Overnight travel to attend project meetings, site visits, and perform onsite acoustic testing
  • Ensure that all work is completed on-time, in-budget, and consistently within The Sextant Group’s high standards of quality
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


  • Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience (10+ preferred) as a consultant in architectural acoustics or a related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, architectural engineering, or physics including relevant classes or a degree concentration in acoustics or vibration is required. Master’s degree in acoustics, noise and/or vibration control preferred.
  • Expertise in a broad range of acoustical disciplines, including room acoustics, sound isolation, mechanical system noise and vibration control, and environmental acoustics
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Values that include integrity, responsibility, and accountability
  • Works equally well as an individual contributor or team member
  • Maintains a professional and positive attitude in a fast paced and occasionally high-pressure environment
  • Expertise in AutoCAD ADT 2010 or later and proficiency in Microsoft Office 2007 or later, including Word, Excel & Outlook
  • Experience with Revit / BIM, Sketch-Up, Ease, and CadnaA are highly desirable but not required


  • LEED certification is desirable but not required

To Apply:

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NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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