Senior and Junior Acoustical and Vibration Design Consulting Engineers

Vibro-Acoustic Consultants

Location: San Francisco CA

Vibro-Acoustic Consultants, a seventeen year old company based in San Francisco CA, specializes in noise and vibration design consulting in a broad range of industries. Our project mix includes both vibration and noise design. In the area of vibration design, we serve high tech industries and university and research communities in micro and nano-vibration design, transportation vibration design, building vibration, and specialty vibration studies. In the noise and acoustic design, our projects include environmental noise impact, 3-D noise modeling, building acoustics, HVAC noise design, mechanical equipment noise and vibration design and mitigation. We also have a strong presence in projects involving continuous vibration and noise monitoring.

Vibro-Acoustic Consultants is seeking both Senior and Junior acoustical and vibration design consulting engineers.

Senior Acoustical and Vibration Engineer:

  • Must have a degree in acoustical or a related field, a graduate level degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in noise and vibration design consulting.
  • Must be familiar with signal processing and vibration and noise data collection.
  • Must have high level of computer skills such as excel and acoustic-related software, finiteelement modeling, etc.
  • Must be organized, a multi-tasker, driven, and a team player.
  • Must possess strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Some traveling is required

    Junior Acoustical and Vibration Engineer:
  • Must have an undergraduate degree in acoustical or a related field.
  • Some familiarity with signal processing and vibration and noise data collection is desired.
  • Must have high level of computer skills such as excel
  • Must be organized, a multi-tasker, driven, and a team player.
  • Must possess strong writing and oral communications skills.
  • Some traveling is requiredGenerous compensation package includes base salary, merit based bonus, fully paid health and dental insurance plan, vacation and holidays.

Interested candidates should send their resume to

Acoustic and Vibration Consultant

Metropolitan Acoustics, LLC

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Metropolitan Acoustics, LLC is a nationally-recognized consulting firm specializing in acoustics and vibration.  Established in 1990, our core services include architectural acoustics, noise and vibration control, sound and vibration monitoring, sound masking and sound modeling design.  For the past two years, Metropolitan Acoustics has been a recipient of the Philadelphia 100 Award, a distinction given to the top 100 fastest growing companies in the Philadelphia area. We are seeking talented professionals to join us as we grow.

Available Position:  Acoustic and Vibration Consultant

Position Type:  Full-time

Start Date:  ASAP


  • Performs field testing including SPL, reverberation time, STC, IIC, vibration.
  • Consults with clients providing guidance and expertise in acoustical and vibration design.
  • Manages acoustic and vibration projects.
  • Coordinates with team members inside and outside the company to produce design details.
  • Performs acoustic studies using off-the-shelf software as well as Metropolitan Acoustics’ licensed and proprietary software.
  • Composes high-quality reports with recommendations.
  • Works with the acoustics and vibration team to refine our tools and develop new ones.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities such as authoring technical papers, attending conferences, and participating in committees.


  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in acoustics consulting or related field.
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Acoustics, Physics, or relevant engineering field.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and highly motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with MS Word, MS Excel, Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Acrobat or Bluebeam.
  • Experience with EASE, SketchUp, INSUL, and HVAC noise modeling software.

Compensation and Benefits:

Employee-owned and conveniently located in Center City Philadelphia above Suburban Station, Metropolitan Acoustics offers competitive salaries commensurate with each candidate’s qualifications.  Benefits include health and dental insurance, health flexible spending account, 401K/profit sharing, professional development, generous paid time off, bonuses, and stock options.

Metropolitan Acoustics provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Please email interest and resume to

Senior Acoustical Consultant/Engineer

ABD Engineering & Design

Location: Portland, OR

Position Summary

As a Senior Acoustical Consultant/Engineer at ABD Engineering & Design, you’ll provide project management and consult on a diverse range of high-profile projects. You will design and engineer acoustical solutions for optimizing acoustical performance as well as controlling, isolating, and mitigating vibration and structure-borne, HVAC, equipment generated, and environmental noise. You’ll work with a team of professional engineers solving acoustical challenges in a wide variety of projects including healthcare, education, industrial, religious, workplace, outdoor, and more.

If you like working in a fast paced, collaborative environment where you can put your acoustical knowledge and expertise into practice, and you have the following qualifications and experience, send your resume to Melinda Miller, Principal Engineer:


About Us

ABD Engineering & Design is one of the nation’s leading independent acoustical consulting and audiovisual design firms. Our offices in Grand Rapids, MI and Portland, OR allow us to serve our clients across the country, and around the world.

Our consultants provide AV design and acoustical consulting services to: architects, engineers, facility directors, municipalities, and building owners. Our acoustics team includes acoustical consultants, acoustical engineers, noise consultants, and vibration consultants. Our integrated team of audiovisual consultants design audio, video, and conference room systems, to integrate with the native acoustical environment.

As an independent consulting, engineering, and design firm, ABD Engineering & Design performs consulting services only, and does not manufacture, sell, or install any products. This enables us to offer objective recommendations for our clients’ projects. For more information, visit

Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to the following):

  • Read and review architectural, mechanical, structural plans, and noise codes and consult on space design, sound isolation, environmental/transportation noise, and building systems noise control.
  • Provide constructible, affordable, and aesthetically pleasing solutions.
  • Measure and analyze the impact of noise and vibration on interior and exterior environments and verify acoustical compliance with noise ordinances, building codes, standards, and ANSI guidelines.
  • Attend meetings, internal as well as with clients and prospects as needed.
  • Write technical reports and explain technical concepts to clients, lead seminars and presentations to prospects and clients, and publish technical papers on acoustical topics.
  • Provide internal marketing support for blogs, proposals, and budgets.
  • Supervise and manage acoustical consultants and other support staff as needed.
  • Manage projects, client expectations, and deadlines.
  • Read industry periodicals and attend necessary training to stay current on industry trends and standards and maintain certifications and licenses.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to think creatively.
  • Excellent time management, multi-tasking and organizational skills.
  • Expertise with sound and vibration test equipment, preferably Larson-Davis.
  • Expert witness and land use application process experience are highly desirable.
  • Solid understanding of acoustic principles and real-world application of building and environmental acoustics.
  • Aware of sustainable design principles – preferably LEED AP certification.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD systems and acoustical modeling software including EASE, TRANE Acoustics Program (TAP), CATT, SoundPLAN, Cadna-A, or equivalent.
  • Rigorous data processing and analysis skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and outstanding teaming skills.
  • Willingness to be flexible, performing responsibilities not specifically identified in the job description and assuming new responsibilities as ABD’s needs change.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Availability to relocate to our office in Portland, Oregon.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Post-Graduate Degree in Architectural Acoustics, Engineering, Physics, or related field with emphasis on acoustics.
  • Eight to ten years of experience in acoustical consulting, acoustical engineering, or related occupation – licensed as a Professional Engineer or INCE Board Certification.


Senior Research Scientist II

University of Mississippi

Location: Oxford, Mississippi

The University of Mississippi’s National Center for Physical Acoustics is seeking a Senior Research Scientist II to develop program requirements, design physical acoustic experiments, and develop signal processing algorithms for acoustic data.  There is an emphasis on advanced methods for processing of data from acoustic arrays.  PhD required in Physics or Engineering plus a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Senior Scientist or in a position with similar duties and requirements, and experience with leading small, externally-funded research groups is desirable.

Apply online at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an adequate applicant pool has been obtained. The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.


Application Engineer

Brüel & Kjær North America, Inc.

Location: Atlanta, GA


For over 70 years, Brüel & Kjær has played a leading role in the world of sound and vibration.  From the world’s first accelerometer in 1943 to innovative solutions and advanced analyzer systems for 21st-centruty satellite systems.  We have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join us in the Southeast to assist with a number of pre and post sale activities focused on our handheld and pc based analyzer platforms for measuring sound and vibration.  The Application Engineer position is part of the Americas Support Group and is responsible for supporting both our customers and Sales Engineers in the sale and use of our products.



  • Pre-Sale Activities
    • Developing and delivering high quality technical presentations to customers on advanced sound and vibration solutions and activities.
    • Executing customer demonstrations of working solutions and instruments
    • Presenting Seminars and Webinars on sound and vibration theory, advanced system applications in areas such as Noise Source Identification, Sound Quality, Sound Power, Acoustic Material Testing and Structural Dynamics.
    • Training internal sales and support staff on the theory, benefits and usage of solutions
  • On-Site Services
    • Installation of Bruel & Kjaer systems at customer facilities
    • Performing detailed System and/or instrument training on products, applications and solutions
    • Test Service work – performing contracted testing services work at customer facilities
    • Delivering on-site Seminars specific to customer requirements
  • Post-Sale Support
    • Technical Support for internal and external customers
      • Providing general support on sound and vibration theory, system usage and applications
      • Resolving software issues through training, bug reporting and development of work arounds
      • Troubleshooting hardware issues on systems and instruments
      • Providing simple solutions to meet customer needs



  • Bachelor/Master Degree in Engineering, Physics or other technical field
  • 3+ Years’ experience in Sound and Vibration related field
  • US Citizenship
  • Solid knowledge of the fundamentals of Sound and Vibration
  • Strong Application Knowledge in Acoustic and Vibration areas
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Experience working in Engineering Services/Consulting a plus
  • Skilled in demonstrating and running software applications
  • Experience working with and troubleshooting Database, networking, PC hardware, operating systems, software and other PC related issues.
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Ability to work independently
  • Highly organized with the ability to multitask in a busy environment
  • Strong IT knowledge, Microsoft Office Suite, Windows OS
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Significant travel required


Bruel & Kjaer North America Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must be US Citizens.  Qualified candidates are invited to send a resume and salary requirements to:


For more information, please visit


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Neuroscience, Brown University

Location: Providence Rhode Island

The Simmons lab in the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University is recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to lead efforts in computational modeling and model evaluation for animal biosonar systems.  The position is funded by a collaborative MURI grant from the Office of Naval Research and requires close collaboration with the other MURI team institutions. The postdoctoral research associate will develop and execute new computational modules for incorporation into the existing SCAT model of bat biosonar.  The successful candidate will also participate in the design and execution of behavioral and acoustic experiments to assess the model for clutter rejection within a sonar scene in relation to animal performance.



PhD in computational neuroscience, computational cognitive science, acoustics/signal processing, computer science, applied mathematics, or related field.

Strong programming skills, with expertise in MATLAB

Familiarity with acoustics and signal processing.

Experience with quantitative analytic techniques and statistical software packages (R, SPSS).

Fluency in spoken and written English.

Strong record of publication.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Begin and End Dates: Opening available February 1, 2018; 1 year initial appointment, renewable for up to two additional years

Contact: James A. Simmons, Dept. of Neuroscience, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 USA

Brown University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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