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Acoustical Engineer
Req ID 6238
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Acoustical Engineer


Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. 

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is seeking a mid-level Acoustical Engineer, with approximately 7-10 years experience, to support our national project load work.  The applicant would be assigned to our Boston office. 

The applicant would need to have a strong background in environmental acoustics, including community noise, sustainable energy noise, and experience with related noise regulations.  A formal undergraduate degree from an accredited university in a related field of acoustics is required. A master’s degree in acoustics is strongly desired.  Membership in professional societies such as INCE and ASA are highly desired, as are evidence of any previously authored publications in said professional societies.   

The applicant would need to have previous experience, and have taken associated training courses, in some common 3D acoustical models such as Cadna-A and the FHWA’s Traffic Noise model.  Other acoustical models which the applicant should be familiar with include RCNM for construction noise, AIM for interior HVAC noise, and use of Python for data reduction and analysis. 

Prior experience in, and a willingness to continue performing field studies is also required.  These studies would involve acoustical measurements during the daytime and nighttime, and the need for travel anywhere in the United States.  The applicant must be able to legally drive in the United States.

Your Impact

  • Conduct acoustic modeling using various programs, including Cadna-A and TNM.
  • Perform fieldwork, including noise and vibration measurements.
  • Interact with regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner.
  • Oversee and monitor cross-functional teams in executing mid-level projects including project budgets, tracking hours and expenses, and task completion.
  • Collaborate with professionals from a variety of disciplines to provide future ready solutions for clients.
  • Remain current in latest acoustic techniques.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Acoustics, Engineering, or closely related discipline.
  • 7 to 10 years of relevant post education experience in acoustics. 
  • Proficient with acoustics software, 3D acoustic models, mitigation analyses
  • Experience with a wide range of projects, including infrastructure, industrial, commercial, power generation, and renewable energy (wind and solar)
  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Demonstrated high-level of self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Works independently with minimal oversight and provides guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
  • Highly proficient with technical writing, office automation and communication software, technology, math principles, predictive models, and tools.
  • Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at coordinating and assertively directing subcontractors and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering.

Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: 10%
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: BOSTON - SUMMER ST
  • All locations: US-RI-Providence

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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