Research Faculty (Structural Acoustics Engineer)

Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State

Location: State College, PA


Careers at the Applied Research Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University

WE Are…

The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is an integral part of one of the leading research universities in the nation and serves as a University Center of Excellence in Defense science, systems, and technologies with a focus in naval missions and related areas. As a DoD-designated, U.S. Navy UARC (University Affiliated Research Center), ARL maintains a long-term strategic relationship with the U.S. Navy and provides support for other services. We are searching for a Structural Acoustics Engineer to join our Structural Acoustics Department in the Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics Office as a faculty member to perform modeling and measurement research in the area of structural acoustics for a wide range of possible applications including marine vehicles, aviation, and renewable and non-renewable energy production.

WE Offer…

Employment at ARL includes many benefits and rewards, including:

  • Professional Development
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • 75% Tuition Discount for you and your family
  • Safe and Diverse Community
  • College Sporting Event Mecca
  • World-Class Entertainment Facilities and Events
  • Cultural Events
  • Good Public Education System
  • Activities for All Stages of your Life

What YOU Will Do…

Responsibilities include: Prepare and conduct experiments at ARL, as well as various off-site testing facilities, using advanced instrumentation; identify and perform appropriate numerical and analytical modeling; write and submit proposals for funded research; cultivate relationships with existing and potential government and industry sponsors; collaborate with other research and academic faculty at Penn State; and document research activities in technical reports and peer reviewed publications.

What YOU Need to be Successful…

Faculty rank will be commensurate with education level and experience. Minimum requirements include a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Science and Mechanics, or a related field plus five years of related work experience.

Preferred experience/skills:

  • Familiarity with data acquisition systems and multiple-input-multiple-output measurements
  • Proficiency in programming within the Matlab environment and in a compiled language such as C/C++ or FORTRAN
  • Familiarity with government research programs and the proposal submission process
  • Proficiency in finite element modeling using commercial programs such as Nastran and/or Abaqus
  • Expertise in vibration and acoustics measurements, experimental modal analysis techniques, and finite element and boundary element analysis

Required experience/skills:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and meet project schedule requirements
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment

Occasional domestic and international travel will be required to support testing. You will be subject to a government security investigation, and you must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. This is a one year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on ARL, visit our web site at

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Research Scientist: Aeroacoustics

National Institute of Aerospace (NIA)

Location: Hampton, Virginia,


The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) has an opening for a Research Scientist to work in the general area of noise prediction of urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles, commonly referred to as air taxis.  The successful candidate will support research leading to the development of a capability for assessing the noise impact of a fleet of UAM vehicles operating in and around vertiports.  Research activities include, but are not limited to, development of a noise-power-distance (NPD) database for a set of UAM reference vehicles, assessment of noise impact of a fleet of UAM vehicles using the FAA’s Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT), and optimization of flight operations taking noise into account as a constraint. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team located in the AeroAcoustics Branch at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton Virginia.


  • MS or equivalent in field of engineering or physical sciences

Desired skills:

  • PhD or equivalent in field of engineering or physical sciences.
  • Previous research in aeroacoustics

Interested candidates should apply via NIA’s career opportunities site located at under the ‘About NIA’ tab.  Please include a letter of introduction, resume, and the names and contact information of three current references.

NIA, located near NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, is a non-profit research and graduate education institute created to perform aerospace and atmospheric research, develop new technologies for the nation, and help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.  Additional information about NIA and its research programs is available at

NIA named as one of the 2017 Top 50 Best Nonprofits to work for in the U.S.!

NIA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited under Federal, State or local laws.


Acoustic Consultant

Acoustic Distinctions

Locations: New York City, or  Stamford, Connecticut

NEW YORK, NY 10165


Acoustic Consultant – New York

Acoustic Distinctions has an immediate opening for an Acoustic Consultant.  The position may be located at either our midtown New York City location, or in our Stamford, Connecticut, office, as best suits the candidate.

The successful candidate will have experience in acoustics consulting, including room acoustic design, sound isolation, mechanical noise control, and environmental acoustics.  She or he will also possess skills and knowledge in programming, evaluation, design, documentation, construction administration, commissioning, and project management.

Background should include a professional degree in acoustics, architecture, mechanical engineering or other related degree program, and a minimum of three years experience in a consulting or related capacity.  Proficiency with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite is required.  Preference will be given to applicants who have skill in CATT Acoustics or other acoustic modeling software, and REVIT or other 3D BIM and drafting software.

Candidates should have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate complex ideas through writing, drawing, and speaking.  The position involves regular interaction with architects, engineers, and other members of the design team; as well as owners, operators, contractors, and prospective clients.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Compensation will include a full benefits package with health insurance, 401K, medical, life insurance, and liberal vacation policy.  Other benefits include Adjusted Work Schedule option, commutation allowance, and generous continuing education allowance.

Please email letter of interest and resume to

Acoustic Distinctions, founded in 1991, provides acoustics and performance technology consulting services from offices in New York City, Stamford, CT, Lancaster, PA, and Los Angeles, CA.  We serve projects nationally and worldwide in performing arts, entertainment, sports, worship, broadcast and audio, video and film production. More information about the firm is available at our website,



Senior Acoustic Engineer

Swallow Acoustic Consultants/Thornton Tomasetti

Location: Mississauga, Canada


Link to apply:


Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity.  We are a growing 1200+ person firm with practices in the following disciplines: Structural Engineering, Forensics, Applied Science, Renewal, Property Loss Consulting, Construction Engineering, Protective Design, Facade Engineering, Sustainability and Transportation.  We work on landmarks to exhibitions from the historic to the high performing while balancing multiple objectives which include form, function, schedule, sustainability, constructability and budget. At our core, TALENT is the center of our business.

This role includes but is not limited to:
•    Addressing challenging problems with local and international clients.
•    Data collection, modeling, post-processing, analysis documentation of results.
•    Conducting field measurements and inspections.
•    Writing technical reports covering methodology, results and recommendations.
•    Preparing proposals, marketing materials and/or technical papers.

Qualifications Required:
•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science, advanced degrees an asset.
•    A minimum of 5 years of experience in acoustic, noise and vibration control.
•    Knowledge of physical acoustics, noise and vibration
•    Familiarity and experience with the use of a variety of sound and vibration measurement instruments and modeling software  (e.g., CADNA/A, STAMSON, etc.)
•    Strong understanding of Ontario regulatory requirements and guidelines (MTO, MOECC, Municipality, etc.)
•    Ability to deliver quality technical work while respecting budgets and schedules.
•    Proven experience in successfully dealing with regulatory agencies on behalf of clients.
•    Ability to interpret process flow/mechanical/electrical drawings.
•    Experience in providing supervision and mentorship to junior staff.
•    A valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Thornton Tomasetti is proud to be an equal employment workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Thornton Tomasetti are considered without regards to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


Standards Manager

Acoustical Society of America

Location: Melville, NY

Do you thrive in an environment that is both people oriented and self-directed?  Is International travel something you enjoy?

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is seeking an experienced Standards Manager to run the operational activities of the ASA Standards Office.

Our ideal candidate is highly collaborative, service oriented and is deeply knowledgeable on consensus building.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate with the ASA Committee on Standards (ASACOS) in the administration, policy-making, and development of ASA standards
  • Interact with a variety of organizations and institutions regarding operational, contractual, financial, and public relations activities, related to consensus standards development
  • Responsible for operational activities including, strategic direction, long-term goals, budget, finance and policy issues
  • Establish plans to improve the standards development process
  • Create and maintain accurate records for audit purposes



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with 10 years of work experience
  • 5 or more years of experience in standards developing organizations and/or professional societies including management, legal compliance, budgeting and contract
  • Must have demonstrated skills in project management, the aptitude to manage and develop volunteers in a structured, rule-based environment with the ability to collaborate with multiple teams in different time zones
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including editing, are required


Skills crucial to success in this role:

  • Ability to work independently to achieve goals established in a consensus environment
  • Excellent analytical skills, detail oriented and ability to multi task
  • Advanced MS Office skills in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • International travel and work experience or foreign language skills are desirable


This position is located in the ASA office in Melville, NY, but is managed remotely in a matrix structure.  It also requires approximately 40 days of domestic and international travel per year. 

If you feel you have the qualifications and would like to apply for this position, please forward your cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Division of the American Institute of Physics Publishing at


About us:

The Acoustical Society of America publishes a wide variety of material related to the knowledge and practical application of acoustics for physical scientists, life scientists, engineers, psychologists, physiologists, architects, musicians, and speech communication specialists.

The Acoustical Society of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Marine Acoustician

Ecology and Environment, Inc.

Locations: Portland, OR; New York City, NY; Houston, TX; Arlington, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; or any of our Florida regional offices (other locations will be considered)

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking a full time Marine Acoustician in our Portland, OR; New York City, NY; Houston, TX; Arlington, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; or any of our Florida regional offices (other locations will be considered). This position will be responsible for marine acoustic propagation modeling associated with take estimation and marine acoustic research. Our successful candidate will be proficient in several types of models including parabolic, normal, and/or ray tracing software.


  • Conduct marine acoustic propagation modeling for stationary and mobile noise sources in varied oceanic environments and integrate with statutory requirements and associated regulations
  • Assist with noise-related impact assessments and take estimation analyses for marine organisms
  • Conduct and/or interpret marine noise monitoring, research, and analyses
  • Support with report writing and preparation of environmental documentation/analyses and permit requests


  • Master’s Degree in Oceanography, Engineering, or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in modeling acoustic propagation of sound sources in marine environments
  • Experience with evaluation of impacts of noise on marine organisms
  • Experience with models including parabolic, normal, and/or ray tracing options; proficiency with RAM modeling code required
  • Familiarity with NOAA Fisheries acoustic criteria for protected marine species, and the principles of underwater acoustics including attenuation, transmission loss, and methods to determine Zones of Influence
  • Experience preparing environmental documents for submission to NOAA Fisheries, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of Energy, or Bureau of Ocean Energy Management a plus
  • Excellent verbal communication, technical writing, and research skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Matlab
  • Ability to travel to support business needs
  • Experience working in Latin America and Spanish/Portuguese language skills a plus

We are a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated professionals and industry leaders in scientific, engineering, and planning disciplines working together with our clients to develop technically sound, science-based solutions to the leading environmental challenges of our time.  E&E offers opportunities for growth in a team-oriented environment. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.; Visa sponsorship will not be provided.  Please view our website at to apply on-line.

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an EO and AA employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled/and other protected categories.

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