Newson Brown Acoustics


Location: Culver City, CA

Newson Brown Acoustics is part of the RWDI Group of Companies. RWDI is a world leader in global climate and environmental engineering consulting, with 700+ employees in several offices worldwide. For the last 50 years, the company has worked on some of the most iconic and defining projects globally.

Newson Brown Acoustics has been in business for over twenty-five years. Consultants at our company provide a full range of acoustical consulting services including architectural acoustics, building services noise and vibration control, community and environmental acoustics and acoustical troubleshooting. The team supports a broad range of project types including television and movie studios, radio and recording studios, corporate headquarters, courts and other civic buildings, educational facilities, healthcare, residential, resorts and hotels, laboratories, libraries, museums, performing arts spaces, screening rooms, theaters, and worship spaces.

We are hiring an Acoustical Consultant, to join the team in our Culver City, California office.

 The role includes but is not limited to: 

• Reviewing architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing drawings.
• Providing sound isolation and acoustical finish recommendations.
• Using software to predict mechanical noise levels and recommending appropriate noise control.
• Providing vibration isolation specifications for electrical, plumbing and elevator systems.
• Conducting environmental noise surveys of project sites and predicting exterior noise intrusion.
• Noise control of emergency generators and other outdoor equipment.
• Acoustical testing and troubleshooting.
• Vibration measurements.
• Analysis of noise and vibration data.
• Understanding of acoustics standards.
• Reviewing and responding to requests for information and product submittals during construction.
• Visiting construction sites to review progress and address concerns during construction.
• Preparation of technical reports and communicating with clients.
• Attending meetings to discuss and present reports.
• Effective time management to meet deadlines on multiple projects.

 We are accepting applications from candidates with the following qualifications: 

• A Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree (preferred) in acoustics, or a related subject.
• Acoustical experience an asset, but not required if degree is in acoustics.

 Preferred Experience: 

• Experience with TAP, Odeon, Auto CAD, Revit, Cadna/A and Bluebeam is an asset.
• Experience with both Bruel and Kjaer and Larson Davis sound level meters and software.
• Knowledge of common architectural terms, structures, building systems and design practices.
• Ability to read, understand, interpret, and analyze architectural and technical drawings, specifications, and other related materials.

 Professional Skills: 

• Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.
• Excellent writing, listening and verbal communications skills, with a strong commitment to learning.
• Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment, interface effectively with management, and address multiple requests.
• Ability to work independently and as a team.
• Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors.
• Proactive, conscientious, and flexible, with a strong work ethic.
• Organized and detail oriented.
• Passion for acoustics, building/construction, and design.
• Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.

Compensation and Benefits:

• Salary: $60,000.00-$87,000.00
• 15 Paid Vacation Days
• Paid Sick Time
• 11 Paid Holidays
• 401K Matching
• Group Benefits
• Fitness Allowance
• Learning Spending Account

Apply Here:  Please submit your cover letter and resume.

Applicants must be able to work legally in the United States.

Thank you in advance for your application.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

RWDI endorses and practices the principles of equal opportunity employment.

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Accommodations are available during all stages of the recruitment process.

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