Entry Level Noise Specialist: San Diego, CA

AECOM is seeking a full-time team-oriented Acoustical Consultant to integrate into its San Diego, CA Acoustics team.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Deploy and supervise a variety of sound level measurements in the field; conduct and document attended sound measurements; download and process collected data for report or presentation content inclusion.  Sound measurement tasks will frequently require working in an outdoor environment.
  • Perform predictive analyses with spreadsheet-based tools and commercially available software (mainly FHWA Traffic Noise Model and CadnaA).
  • Report to senior-level acousticians and noise control engineers, providing support in the preparation of standalone acoustical reports and relevant portions of environmental permitting documents and technical memoranda.
  • While the position typically adheres to a traditional 40-hour per week work schedule, some night and weekend assignments will be required or expected; and, some travel will be required throughout southern California and, as warranted, at client project site locations (or other needs) across the U.S.

Additional comments:

  • Appropriate professional behaviors, including pro-active communication, attention to safety, client focused attitude, integrity, team participation, and active listening are valued, assessed, and expected at AECOM.

Potential project work on or supporting:

  • Primary support on noise analysis tasks for transportation, construction, energy and development projects.
  • Support noise analysis and reporting tasks for noise sections of environmental documents to support AECOM clients across California and the US.
  • FERC Resource Report 9 (RR9) noise quality sections (analyses and fieldwork) for AECOM natural gas developer clients

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, or acoustical science (or closely related)
  • Completed academic coursework and/or relevant professional work experience pertaining to environmental acoustics, mechanical system noise control projects, architectural acoustics or related projects.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, including ability to speak effectively in public
  • Familiarity with sound and vibration level measurement/monitoring equipment and procedures · Strong Writing skills (samples of work requested for review)
  • Competence with Excel (database manipulation, mathematical analyses, conditional formatting, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team (either in-person or remotely)
  • Must be able to work in an outdoor environment including uneven terrain and must be able to carry up to 40 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with FHWA Traffic Noise Model (TNM), CadnaA, and/or Roadway Construction Noise Model (RCMN) software
  • Familiarity with GIS, AutoCAD, MicroStation, Revit, or comparable building information model (BIM) tools and software
  • INCE or ASA student membership
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team on large projects.
  • Familiarity with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Park Service (NPS), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and/or Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations and guidance with respect to noise

To Apply:

For more information about this opportunity, please email your resume to

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