Position Description:

Who We Are
Dudek is a leading environmental, planning, and engineering firm that help public and private clients plan, design, and build projects that improve communities’ built and natural infrastructure. Founded in 1980, Dudek has grown steadily to more than 800 professionals across the U.S. and received the Top Workplace Award for 2024.

As a 100% employee-owned company, Dudek’s culture rewards smart, productive team members with ownership, professional development, and financial benefits. We seek creative, pragmatic problem-solvers working at the intersection of science, engineering, regulations, and multiple stakeholders’ interest to help clients achieve project goals.

We encourage collaboration, sustainability, and innovation.

At Dudek, we abide by shared values:
Trust:  We trust each other to use good judgment.
Respect:  We act professionally and treat each other fairly.
Teamwork:  We come together, share openly, and apply diverse perspectives.
Fun:  We take our work seriously…not ourselves.
Well-Being:  We care about each other’s health, safety, and total wellness.

Our culture is the foundation of who we are and how we work. We empower our employee-owners to invest in our local communities and themselves through initiatives that make Dudek a great place to work!  Our cultural programs include:

  • DuGreen: Our sustainability initiative, which works to improve our environmental footprint.
  • DuGood: Our philanthropic initiative, which seeks to support the communities in which we live and work through fundraising challenges, office-based giving and opportunity to take a paid volunteer day each year.
  • eDUcate: Our educational outreach program where we aim to foster interest in our work and careers in the environmental and engineering field by participating in educational events in our communities.
  • DuWell: Our wellness initiative, aimed at providing education on wellness, benefit resources, and preventive care.

At Dudek, we recognize that different perspectives, inclusivity, trust and belonging build a stronger culture and add value to our firm. Dudek's Employee Resource (ERGs) operate as diversity champions within Dudek and create a safe space for underrepresented employees and their allies to support, collaborate, network, and brainstorm ways to make Dudek’s work community more inclusive. We currently have ERGs for:

  • Women at Dudek
  • Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) community
  • Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) employees
  • Disabled employees (all disabilities, seen / unseen)

Learn more about our culture.

About The Job
Dudek is seeking an Environmental Acoustician with 5+ years of experience to support our growing practice. As an Environmental Acoustician, you will take the lead role in preparing noise and vibration studies for projects ranging from community land use plans to transportation improvements, to commercial and residential developments in relation to Dudek’s Environmental Services Division.  This candidate could work from any of our California offices with the potential for a flexible hybrid schedule.

Learn more about the projects you will have the opportunity to shape.

Who You Are
To thrive at Dudek, you should be comfortable with accountability, collaboration, flexibility while being a resourceful and independent thinker. We look for curious, solution-focused people who can adapt quickly to an ever-changing industry. There is no single way to solve a problem, so we encourage innovation.

Duties and Responsibilities (may include some or all of the below): 

  • Preparation of noise and vibration studies for a range of projects.
  • Designing and leading field studies to measure and characterize existing noise and vibration conditions in project areas.
  • Conduct noise and vibration measurements to demonstrate compliance with noise ordinances, building codes, standards, specifications, and ANSI guidelines.
  • Conduct detailed acoustic modeling and mitigation analyses using software such as CadnaA.
  • Responsible for preparing noise impact assessments in accordance with CEQA / NEPA requirements.
  • Communicate and explain technical concepts to clients, prepare and deliver presentations to clients or public agencies.
  • Attend hearings and provide expert witness testimony as required for project permitting.
  • Build relationships with external clients and actively market Dudek's acoustic services.
  • Participate in preparing proposals in pursuit of future project work opportunities.
  • Handle multiple tasks, coordinate effectively with others, and work independently within a team.
  • Training and mentoring junior staff in the technical aspects of environmental noise and vibration impact assessment.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Physics, Acoustics, Environmental Science, or related subjects.
  • 5+ years related experience and proven track record in acoustic consulting pursuant to the requirements of CEQA and NEPA.
  • Knowledge, understanding, and experience with transportation and construction-related noise and vibration analysis methodologies accepted by FHWA/FTA and advanced noise modeling software such as CadnaA
  • Experience developing and using spreadsheet-based noise and vibration models
  • Experience using equipment and accepted methods to measure sound and vibration.
  • Microsoft Office suite (MS Excel experience required)

* As a federal contractor, successful candidates are required to pass the following pre-employment requirements prior to beginning employment: pre - employment drug test and background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making capabilities
  • Strong quantitative and/or modeling skills a plus
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, and the ability to work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Organized, detail oriented
  • Service-oriented, motivated self-starter with sound business practices

Physical Requirements
Working Conditions:

  • This job operates in a remote or office-based environment and this role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers, etc.
  • This job requires occasional project site visits-based outdoors which can include excessive noise, uneven walking surfaces, extreme weather, moving vehicles and equipment.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met in order to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

  • This job requires working on a computer, sitting or standing for long periods of time in an office or remote office setting.
  • This job requires attending meetings, both in person and virtually as well as speaking on the phone with peers, clients, etc. Speaking, hearing and listening are required.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Outdoor activity may involve walking/trekking in uneven terrain over long distances in extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Proposed Salary Range: $70,000 - $80,000 annually*

*Final agreed upon compensation will be based on a variety of factors including but not limited to an individual’s related experience, education, certifications, skills, and work location.

Perks of Being a Dudekian
At Dudek we will provide you with a competitive salary in an environment that promotes growth, career development, and a flexible work–life balance. Dudek offers an array of benefits, from medical, dental, and vision coverage, to the discretionary bonuses, based on firmwide, divisional, and individual performance.

We also offer a yearly merit review, an employee stock ownership program, and dog friendly offices! To honor our key value of well-being, Dudek provides a generous vacation package. If you’re tired of an overly bureaucratic decision-making process and want to be part of a work culture that puts its employees first, speak with your recruiter to learn more about the great perks of being a Dudekian.

Dudek is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Dudek is a U.S.-based employer. All positions are based in the U.S. and require U.S. work authorization.

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