Noise Analyst: Sacramento, CA


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with data collection and impact analysis for noise and vibration projects
  • Quantify construction, traffic, and operational (e.g., HVAC and emergency generator noise) noise levels and construction vibration levels using computer models and spreadsheets
  • Assist senior noise staff with the creation of written noise technical reports for transportation, industrial, commercial development, and construction projects primarily under CEQA and NEPA.
  • Lead noise and vibration impact analyses for land use development, infrastructure, and roadway projects, as appropriate.
  • Research and interpret local noise ordinances and general plan policies to identify applicable thresholds for analyses in different jurisdictions
  • Coordinate and conduct field work related to noise analyses for various types of projects with a variety of noise meters.
  • Help prepare written Noise Study Reports (NSR) and Noise Abatement Decision Reports (NADR) consistent with the requirements of 23CFR772 and the Caltrans Traffic Noise Analysis Protocol.
  • Solve quantitative and qualitative problems
  • Interact effectively with other staff and stakeholders/clients.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in acoustics, physics, engineering, environmental science or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience in noise analysis.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Ability to conduct outdoor fieldwork, including lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs. on occasion.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task under strict deadlines.
  • Ability to take initiative and work well independently and within a team.
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, with willingness to travel locally for fieldwork and meetings, and occasional overnight travel as necessary.


  • 0-3 years of experience preparing CEQA/NEPA analyses for any resource topics.
  • 0-3 years of experience specifically preparing noise and vibration impact analyses pursuant to CEQA/NEPA preferred
  • Experience with developing and maintaining project schedules.
  • Strong quantitative and/or modeling skills a plus.
  • Basic understanding of TNM, SoundPLAN, or similar noise modeling software.
  • General understanding of NEPA and CEQA guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate with project managers and senior noise and transportation staff.

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