Noise Specialist 2


Minneapolis, MN

Noise Specialist 2 - (146143)

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Acoustical Specialist 2, we'll count on you to

  • Serve as an experienced acoustical and/or vibration specialist conducting analyses to develop design options or recommendations and prepare service deliverable documents
  • Perform acoustical (noise/vibration) assignments requiring application of standard and non-standard techniques and procedures
  • Complete projects with clear, specified objectives and limited variables
  • Work independently on projects or assist more-senior scientists on larger projects
  • Give direction to clerical, technical and lower-level professional personnel as needed
  • Focus on tasks including architectural acoustics, building or environmental noise and vibration-related analyses
  • Perform other related duties as necessary


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in Acoustics, Math, Physics or closely related field

• 5+ years related experience

• Leadership skills and ability to work in a team environment

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Proficiency with GIS, FHWA TNM, Cadna-A

• Proficiency with state-of-the-art with tools used to measure acoustical values, noise, and vibration and software used to process and analyze that measurement data

• Must be familiar with relevant ISO, ANSI, ASTM and related acoustical standards

• Familiar with current guidance documents for acoustical analyses (FHWA, FTA, FRA, USIBC, etc.)

• Requires occasional travel

• An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

• Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently are required. Must excel at being a member of a team.



At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way. 


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Date posted: Jul 14, 2017