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Principal Acoustics Consultant: Chicago, IL

Job Description

Soundscape Engineering LLC is seeking an acoustical engineering consultant for our Chicago office. Flexible work conditions are offered including full or part time hours and the possibility of working from home a couple days per week. Candidate will fill a key position within the company, acting as a primary point of contact for clients, leading projects, and guiding the company's less senior staff.

About Us

Soundscape Engineering LLC is a small, growing, engineering consulting firm that specializes in acoustics and vibrations for building design and construction, environmental assessment, and industrial facilities. We consult on projects located throughout the United States, but the majority of our projects and clients are in Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana. Firm partners Mandy Kachur and Nathan Sevener manage the company.

Duties and Responsibilities

Depending on job candidate’s experience and interests, responsibilities may include:

  • Manage projects
  • Guide less senior staff in their techical work
  • Review and analysis of architectural and engineering designs for new buildings and renovations
  • Assessment of acoustical problems in existing buildings
  • Calculations and measurements related to building MEP system noise and vibration control, sound isolation, and room acoustics
  • Report Writing
  • Attending meetings
  • Site visits, RFI responses, and submittal reviews during construction administration

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Proficient technical writing skills
  • Good understanding of building mechanical systems
  • Experience with INSUL, Excel, NTi Audio Data Explorer, and TAP or similar preferred
  • Comfortable and confident in meetings

Minimum Qualifications

  • BSE from ABET accredited engineering program
  • 15 years of experience performing similar work at an acoustical consulting firm

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • MSE degree
  • P.E. License
  • INCE Board Certification

A background check will be required.

Contact Information

Please visit our website at for an understanding of the engineering consulting services that we provide. If you qualify, we are interested in hearing from you. Please email Nathan Sevener and Mandy Kachur at

Sustaining Members

  • Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc.
  • Herrick
  • Blachford
  • ACO
  • Scantek
  • SandV
  • CGA
  • NCE
  • HMMH
  • PSU
  • Illingworth
  • EAR
  • CT
  • Regupol
  • Fabreeka
  • USG