Noise Engineer

Environmental Science Associates (ESA)

Location: Sacramento CA


About the Company:

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.

About the Position:

ESA is seeking a Noise Engineer or Scientist with three to ten years of technical expertise in noise analysis with specific work experience in CEQA and NEPA impact assessment, noise monitoring and noise modeling.  Position also requires familiarity in application of noise regulations, standards, and noise and vibration impact guidance of the Federal Transit Administration and Caltrans.  Noise modeling experience should include the use of the FHWA Noise Prediction Model, Roadway Construction Noise Model and/or SoundPlan or CadnaA.  A background on noise field monitoring is required.  Although not required, we also desire candidates with vibration monitoring experience or underwater noise monitoring experience. Successful candidate will have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering or Sciences with strong computer skills and excellent written/oral communication skills.  Position is located in Sacramento.


ESA is owned entirely by our employees, creating a unique ownership culture rooted in a commitment to do work that matters, technical excellence, outstanding client service, professional development, and life-long learning.  ESA’s comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects our commitment to our employees. Our benefits include: 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan with company match program, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical and dental insurance vision care, paid vacation, sick leave, 9 paid holidays, group term life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, commuter/transit incentives, healthcare and daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement assistance, performance bonus plan, and employee referral bonus program.


At ESA, we value diversity, inclusion, and the solutions that come from collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. With a culture built on mutual respect [for one another] and the opportunity to grow our careers, ESA celebrates differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employee-owners unique.


How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying to become an employee-owner at ESA, please visit the ESA Careers page at or follow the link below:

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.  (EOE M/V/F/D)


Assistant / Associate Professor, tenure track position – Hearing Science

Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center

Location: Nashville, TN


Assistant / Associate Professor – tenure track position – Hearing Science:

The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center in Nashville, TN is seeking to fill a 12-month tenure track faculty position. The search committee is interested in applicants who have an established record of programmatic research and / or the strong potential to develop an extramurally funded program of research in hearing science with an emphasis in spatial hearing, psychoacoustics, or auditory neuroscience. Responsibilities include developing a program of extramurally funded research, teaching at the graduate level, and mentoring graduate student research (PhD and AUD).  Opportunities for collaboration are available with other Vanderbilt Programs including Neurosciences, Otolaryngology, Engineering, Data Science, as well as the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Vanderbilt Institute for Imaging Science, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Vanderbilt’s Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is CAA accredited and its graduate programs are highly ranked by US News & World report. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter (including area of expertise and research focus), curriculum vitae, and a sample course syllabus to:  Jim Bodfish, PhD Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences ([email protected] ).

The position will remain open until the appropriate candidate is found. 

For more information, please contact: [email protected] , or visit  Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.