Senior Scientist/Engineer

Epsilon Associates, Inc

Location: Maynard, MA 01754

ABOUT EPSILON

Epsilon is one of the best known and most respected environmental consulting firms in the northeast United States. Epsilon’s client base includes major energy, commercial real estate, aviation, institutional and residential developers, as well as local and state public agencies. As a well-established, mid-sized firm, we are large enough to support our team members professionally and personally, and small enough to keep our focus on project successes and client satisfaction. Epsilon is privately held by its Principals, who are experts in their fields and work side-by-side with staff of all levels on complex, high-profile and interesting projects. A recipient of a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Award for Business Excellence, Epsilon has also been recognized twice as one of the Boston Business Journal’s Fifty Best Places to Work.

For additional information on the firm, please visit www.epsilonassociates.com.

POSITION SUMMARY

Epsilon is seeking a full-time senior scientist or engineer to work as part of the Epsilon team on a wide range of environmental licensing, permitting and compliance projects. This position will encompass work primarily in the Acoustics Group.

In the Acoustics Group, the candidate will manage multiple projects simultaneously and have the opportunity to represent the company at public meetings. Primary tasks include project management, leading sound level measurement programs, sound level modeling, and report preparation. This position requires periodic fieldwork as well as overnight, out-of-state travel for renewable energy projects.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will have:

• 7-12 years of experience in a consulting environment,
• B.S. or B.A. in Acoustics, Engineering, Environmental Science, or Physics,
• Experience in using sound level measurement equipment,
• Experience with the CadnaA modeling software,
• Superior written and verbal communication skills,
• Experience in presenting technical material to clients, agency staff, and/or regulatory boards, and
• Ability to work cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary project team

The successful applicant will also have strong organizational skills, be detail oriented, and have project management experience. Experience in the energy industry, materials handling business, and transportation/FHWA TNM modeling is a plus along with experience in presenting technical material to clients, agency staff and/or regulatory boards. In addition, experience in noise control engineering is preferred.

In addition to the Preferred Qualifications, the Candidate must have a valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle for business travel, including proper insurance and registration and have all necessary paperwork to work in the USA.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JOB

The Candidate must:

• be able to work safely outside in variable weather conditions for an extended period of time, as necessary,
• work on a computer for extended periods of time,
• be able to travel outside of the state via plane or car, for extended period of time, and
• be able to carry approximately 50 pounds on either paved paths, trails, or in fields.

WORKING CONDITIONS IN WHICH THE DUTIES ARE PERFORMED

Epsilon maintains a professional office located in an historic mill in Maynard, MA. Office space is recently renovated, clean, quiet, and friendly.
Our team members enjoy regular opportunities for professional growth, a relaxed and flexible work environment, a competitive base salary, a 401k plan with a generous company match, profit sharing, an annual performance bonus program, and a full benefits package.

Epsilon is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. We ensure a workplace that supports and encourages creativity, professional growth and a company culture that promotes diversity, inclusion and overall employee health and well-being. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, disability and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

TO APPLY
Please visit our career center:
Epsilon Career Center

Or email to:
kpasquarello@epsilonassociates.com
No phone calls please.

Epsilon Associates, Inc. is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer

​​Applicants must have all necessary paperwork to work in the USA.

Architectural Acoustic Consultant

Threshold Acoustics

Location: Chicago, IL

Architectural Acoustic Consultant
​​ (3-5 yrs. Professional Experience)

Threshold Acoustics approaches the visual realm of architecture holistically to reinforce the subtlety, power, and delight that sound can bring to the built environment. Our acoustics team delivers aurally rich, clear, and immersive sound for places of gathering where we learn, share wisdom, and pass along culture. We work alongside designers, artists, and administrators to deliver designs that address the needs of end users in the Performing Arts, Cultural, Educational, Worship, and Commercial realm.

Threshold is seeking an individual with 3-5 years of experience in acoustics consulting, architecture or a related field, The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills, be highly organized with exceptional attention to detail, time management, and follow-through. Experience in live performance is a plus. A bachelor’s degree in Architectural Acoustics, Music Technology, Architecture, Physics, or related field is required. A sense of curiosity and openness to learning more about room acoustics, architectural design, and construction professions are a priority. Interest and experience in multi-disciplinary performing art forms such as music, theatre, or dance are welcome. Areas of responsibility and appropriate skills necessary for success will include all or most of the following:

Essential Functions:
• Manage day-to-day acoustic design activities, across multiple projects to achieve client’s goals
• Maintain awareness of project scope and fee status, monitor schedule, and oversee the execution of deliverables.
• Contribute to the design process as an active team member and participate in client or user group meetings when required.
• Provide acoustic analysis to support recommendations and collaborate with design team to further develop and integrate architectural acoustic design in the areas of room acoustics, sound isolation, and building systems noise and vibration control.
• Coordinate and communicate design work externally with project design teams and client groups and internally with collaborating colleagues in both AV and Acoustics.

Experience/Qualifications:
• Experience in project-based architectural acoustic consulting or related fields.
• Experience in acoustic analysis methodologies, supporting software and design strategies to underpin recommendations.
• Capable of skilled, largely autonomous work under the guidance of senior staff.
• Familiarity with building design phases and construction process.
• Architectural mindset focused on functional aspects and spatial requirements of buildings and building systems.
• Technical narrative writing and communication, especially to non-scientific audiences.
• Project management experience a plus, including oversight of project scope, fee and deliverables
Experience with the following software
• Bluebeam, Revit / BIM modeling, AutoCAD
• MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
• 3D modeling: Sketchup, Rhino
• Bruel and Kjaer meters and software – familiarity is a plus
• Odeon, Max MSP, SoundPlan, MatLab – familiarity is a plus
• Architectural or Professional Engineer licensure is also a plus

Environment, Physical demands, and other conditions:
• The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from multiple people and interact with other staff and, occasionally, with clients
• The position is primarily in person, in an office but will include some remote work
• Ability to travel is expected

Benefits/Work life:
• Competitive salary and benefits, including holidays, vacation, sick leave, 401K, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), long term disability, and medical, optical, and dental policies
• Partial reimbursement for tickets to live performances or other events that expand our collective experience with a wide range of performing arts outlets
• Conference attendance is supported according to personal interests and the company’s need to efficiently cover potential markets
• Relocation expenses negotiable

Threshold as a company works to create spaces we are immersed in each other’s presence and can build authentic human connections. It is with this ethos in mind that we now make a deliberate effort to do our part dismantling the undeniable inequality in our profession and in our society. Our Social and Environmental Justice Mission Statement (found here) is a conscious call to action, both as individuals and as a company.

We look forward to hearing about how your individual skills and experience make you the best candidate for this position.

To apply, submit a Resume and Cover Letter addressed to:
Constance E. Walker, Managing Principal at info@thresholdacoustics.com.

Postdoctoral Scholar

University of Washington (UW)

Location: University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA

 

Description

The research groups of Shima Abadi and William Wilcock in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington (UW) are seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to study the capabilities of Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) to record Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) and other marine mammals’ vocalizations in Salish Sea. This opportunity is part of a growing effort at the UW to explore multidisciplinary applications of fiber sensing for the environmental sciences.

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary research group responsible for collecting DAS and hydrophone data in Salish Sea. They will develop techniques to detect and locate marine mammal vocalizations using both DAS and hydrophone array data. Additionally, they will analyze the performance of DAS as a passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) technique in comparison to conventional monitoring methods using visual observations or hydrophone array recordings.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to interact with a growing community of UW researchers with interests in fiber sensing for a wide variety of applications; participate in the field work and data analysis for additional submarine DAS datasets collected by the UW Fiber Lab (https://psf.uw.edu), and join the UW eScience Institute (https://escience.washington.edu) as a Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow.

This position is full-time (100% FTE), 12- months/year, with an initial term appointment of one year (12 months), renewable depending on funding and/or satisfactory performance for a total period of up to 2 years. The salary for this position will be $5,705 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. The start date is negotiable, but the position is available from June 1, 2024, with a preference to fill the position no later than September 1, 2024. The review process will commence March 15 and will continue until filled.

How to apply: Please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/139337

Questions: Please contact Dr. Shima Abadi abadi@uw.edu or Dr. William Wilcock wilcock@uw.edu

Acoustical Consultant

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.

Acoustic Sales Manager

Scantek, Inc.

Location: Columbia, MD

Job description

Company Description

Scantek, Inc. is the leader in sound and vibration instrumentation sales, service, rental, and calibration. The company sells, services, and rents the finest vibro-acoustic products and provides expert support on their use. The Scantek Calibration Laboratory is accredited for various sound and vibration instruments. Scantek, Inc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rion-Norsonic, with main office located in Columbia, MD.

Role Description

This is a full-time hybrid role located in Columbia, MD, with flexibility for some remote work. The Vibro-Acoustic Sales Manager will be responsible for managing and growing the sales within a region or product segment of various Acoustical or Vibration related measurement instruments, developing strategic accounts, developing new business development opportunities, developing sales strategies, and identifying business opportunities for vibro-acoustic solutions. The Vibro-Acoustic Sales Manager will also be responsible for providing technical sales support to customers, preparing sales reports, and ensuring customer satisfaction.

Qualifications

Prior success in sales and business development skills.
Technical and product knowledge in vibro-acoustics measurement.
Experience in direct sales and business/key-account development.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, PC literate.
Ability to work independently and remotely.
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
Bachelor's degree in Acoustics, Engineering, Physics, or related field.
Experience in the sound and vibration industry, building acoustics is a plus.

Employment Type:Full-time

Compensation:Base + Bonus, based on experience level.

Company Contact:Ed Okorn, President, E: E.Okorn@Scantekinc.com

6430 Dobbin Rd. Suite C, Columbia, MD 21045 | T: 410-290-7726 | E: Info@ScantekInc.com | W: scantekinc.com

 

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