Blue Ridge Research and Consulting, LLC (BRRC) is currently seeking acoustical engineers for our Asheville, North Carolina, office. This position involves conducting research in a wide range of environmental acoustics areas including noise source measurements and modeling, sonic boom propagation, and community noise mapping. Current research areas include characterizing noise sources of military aircraft and rockets, modeling long-range sound propagation, predicting the loudness of shaped sonic booms, and mapping ambient soundscapes using machine learning. Responsibilities involve applied acoustical research, interacting with clients, and technical reporting.


Skills – Applicants must be team-oriented, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and enjoy working in a high-energy environment. Further, applicants must possess strong analytical and computer skills to solve unique and challenging problems for both the military and transportation industries. Computer programming skills, particularly in MATLAB, are required for success. Proficiency in the following programming languages is preferred: Fortran, C++, C#, Python, JavaScript, and SQL.

Experience – A minimum of two years of experience conducting acoustical research and consulting is strongly preferred. A working knowledge of outdoor sound propagation, measurement methods, and signal processing techniques is preferred. Additional experience with industry standard transportation noise models and GIS analysis is a plus. More experienced candidates who have a desire to lead projects, expand current lines of work, and explore new technical areas are also encouraged to apply. Previous experience interacting with clients, conducting business development, and writing proposals is preferred for more experienced candidates. Explore BRRC projects at

Basic Requirements – M.S. degree in physics or engineering disciplines. Due to the sensitive nature of BRRC’s defense-related projects, U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status is required.

About Us BRRC is a small, dynamic firm located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. We specialize in aviation environmental noise studies and acoustical research and consulting. Our projects range from environmental noise modeling to large research projects and SBIR programs. We encourage innovation and excellence in our work, and we emphasize professional advancement for our staff. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes healthcare, long-term disability, 401k with matching, and merit bonuses. Learn more about joining our team by exploring our Candidate Brochure.

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