Acoustic Consultant/Design Engineer

WSP USA - Arlington, VA4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $78,000 - $110,000 a year
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future! About WSP WSP | One of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. WSP is currently initiating a search for an Acoustic Consultant / Design Engineer for our Arlington, VA office. The WSP Arlington, VA office is a growing, dynamic office with 55+ professionals. We are located in a beautiful, Gensler designed, state-of-the-art workspace located 2 blocks from the Rosslyn Metro station. As part of the USA Buildings Practice group, we join over 1,200 professionals in 21 offices across the USA, providing integrated engineering services for a variety of market sectors. About the Job We are seeking an experienced Acoustical Consultant to help grow the Acoustics department in our Arlington, VA office. You will be a Design Engineer, actively participating in the full project cycle, from the design phase through the final construction close-out. You will be responsible for coordinating the full acoustic design with the entire design and construction team for a variety of large, complex projects. Responsibilities include: -Development of initial, project-specific Acoustic design goals/concepts -Development of architectural, mechanical, and structural solutions to achieve project design goals -Calculations of HVAC system noise and Reverberation Time -Periodic review of project drawings & specifications throughout design for incorporation of acoustic design elements -Survey and evaluation of existing acoustic conditions -Three-Dimensional Acoustic Modeling -Construction administration -Assist with Project Management -Attend client meetings
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Acoustics, Audio Technology, or similar degree with coursework in architectural acoustics.
2-5 years’ experience as an acoustic consultant in the commercial design industry
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to organize and present design information to clients and staff.
Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in developing relationships with staff and clients.
Client focus, with a commitment to quality and problem solving.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced (Masters or Doctorate) degree in Architectural Acoustics, Audio Technology, or similar degree.

Strong experience in any/all of the following project types:
High-rise commercial projects, including mixed use, residential, hospitality, and office complexes
Government Facilities
Performing Arts/Recording/Broadcast
Strong experience in using HVAC noise and/or Sound Transmission modeling software such as V-A Select, Potorff AIM, INSUL, and other proprietary modeling software.
Strong experience using 3D modeling software such as EASE, CATT-Acoustic, Odeon, SoundPlan, CadnaA, etc.
Experience in acoustic field testing, including background noise, sound transmission, reverberation time, and vibration.
Experience using drafting software such as AutoCAD and/or Revit

Experience with creating audio auralizations, including:
Audio Engineering/Mixing/Mastering
Understanding of Binaural/ambisonic recording and playback
Understanding of acoustic simulation e.g. raytracing, convolutional reverberation, early reflections
Video Game Audio Design
Integrating audio plugins into VR scenes
Experience in writing proposals and/or managing acoustic design projects.

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. #LI-LP1

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started?

WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.