Wilson Ihrig is an internationally renowned acoustics, noise, and vibration consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area with additional offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Seattle. Our work covers a wide array of projects including architectural, public transportation with an emphasis in rail transit, environmental, forensics, construction, structural vibration, and whole‐building vibration isolation.

We are currently seeking a qualified acoustician for an Associate or Senior Consultant position which would be based out of our Emeryville, CA office. Education and experience should be commensurate with the position you are interested in, typically, 3 to 7 years and 6 to 10 years, respectively.

This is a full‐time position (nominal 35‐hour workweek) with benefits that include health care, dental, vision, 401(k), PTO, and a good work/life balance. Nominal salary: $65,000 to $90,000 per year, based on qualifications. The successful applicant must be an independent, reliable, and mature individual who is a self‐starter and thrives in both in‐office and outdoor environments.

You will be joining a group of technical experts who collectively have more than 300 years of experience and knowledge.

Your contributions will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Acoustical and vibration measurements, usually in the field
  • Noise and vibration technical analyses and computer modeling
  • Preparation and/or support of reports (writing and graphics) in clear, concise English
  • Senior Consultant will be expected to have frequent client interaction and actively engage in business development efforts.

Minimal Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Acoustics, Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Engineering, or other discipline with coursework related to acoustics and vibration
  • Direct, relatable experience to match the level of position you are seeking
  • Ability to work collaboratively, take direction, and ask questions a must
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word and at least one acoustic software package such as EASE, CadnaA, SoundPLAN, TNM
  • Working knowledge of CAD will be considered a plus
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Must demonstrate proof of permission to work permanently in the United States at hire.

Position will be open until filled.

To apply, please submit the following via the Indeed.com website:

  • Your cover letter introducing yourself and why you would like to work for Wilson Ihrig.
  • Your resume.
  • Employment Application Form.
  • Permission to Obtain Information and Release Form.

Latter two forms are found here: http://www.wilsonihrig.com/about-us/careers/.

Please note that candidates may not be considered until all four requested documents are received.


Many of our employees are able to work remotely during the COVID‐19 pandemic, but the new employee will spend several days of week on premises in the office or in the field. Proof of vaccination or accommodation will be requested, and masks while working are required.

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