Acoustical Engineer: Transportation: Any US office-hybrid and remote options available

Position Description:

RK&K is hiring for a mid- to senior-level Traffic Noise Analyst to produce traffic noise impact and abatement analyses in support of transportation projects. The types of projects include Federal-aid, State-funded, and municipal highway and railway projects. Daily activities include obtaining and evaluating noise monitoring data, creating computer models, assessing traffic noise impacts, developing acoustically optimal sound barrier configurations, checking project plans and quantities, and report writing.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead and Perform noise impact assessment, abatement design and optimization, and reporting according to requirements of the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), Federal regulations, and States’ policies.
  • Conduct transportation noise studies, including scoping / estimating / scheduling, analysis, reporting, and client coordination
  • Utilize engineering drawing software (Microstation, Geopak, AutoCAD, etc.), ArcGIS, and Microsoft® Office applications for various projects
  • Collaborate as part of internal multidisciplinary design teams, and engage directly to maintain and build long-standing internal and external client relationships
  • Work independently as a remote team member to conduct local acoustical needs on transportation projects

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Engineering Science, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related science field
  • 5+ years related experience in an applied acoustical production environment
  • Experience adhering to formal regulatory and/or policy criteria
  • Experience obtaining, analyzing, and documenting sound level data
  • Experience with engineering drawing software (Microstation, Geopak, AutoCAD, etc.), ArcGIS, and Microsoft® Office applications
  • Engineering design experience, preferably transportation-related
  • Availability for occasional field work
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work on several project assignments in parallel. 

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: 

  • Industry related license preferred 
  • Experience with FHWA Traffic Noise Model (FHWA TNM v2.5)

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


RK&K maintains a drug-free workplace. Employees of RK&K are prohibited from engaging in the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana


RK&K is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information:

Sydney Hardy,; Applications to be received via:

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