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AECOM Senior Acoustics Consultant - Railway Noise and Vibration in Manchester, United Kingdom

Company Description

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Job Description

What your new role will entail;

The ideal candidate will have experience of winning work and providing expert advice to clients on acoustics across a range of sectors. We are seeking personnel with the ability to demonstrate experience of resourcing and delivering complex and challenging acoustics projects. You will have a strong track record of working in acoustics and preferably have experience of a range of acoustics commissions from small projects to major multi-disciplinary projects covering sound, noise and vibration (SNV) technical areas. Additionally you will have a solid background in acoustics, be someone who is innovative and is willing to exploit the latest technologies, but who can explain acoustics to a non-technical audience.

We have an outstanding project portfolio across all market sectors, which provides a wide range of career development opportunities. We advise clients on building, environmental and occupational acoustics, noise mapping, vibration, industrial noise control, audio-visual design and auralisation. A member of the Association of Noise Consultants and Sponsor of the Institute of Acoustics, AECOM Acoustics has a team of over 50 acousticians working across the UK. We are looking for a candidate who wants to help grow what is already one of the UK’s largest acoustic consultancies.

To be successful in this role the candidates should have:

  • A thorough understanding of the Environmental Impact Assessment process regarding SNV, be capable of technically reviewing SNV assessment reports and new work proposals delegated by the team managers.

  • Relevant railway acoustics and/or environmental vibration experience.

  • Experience of providing advice to clients on acoustics projects.

  • Experience of undertaking acoustic modelling using CadnaA, CATT/Odeon, etc software.

  • Ability to provide and/or lead the acoustic input, undertake predictions, assessment, and write reports on a range of projects.

  • Previous experience in environmental noise and vibration assessment and a good understanding of noise and vibration related health impact assessment and be able to lead such projects would be beneficial.

  • Proactively identify opportunities to cross-sell services to internal and external clients and assist with the winning of sufficient work from internal and external clients to support self and to contribute to the team.

  • Manage own workload to make time available to accelerate the development of technical skills in more junior staff, including being available to provide on the job advice and instruction and to develop new lines of work or smarter ways of working.

Being part of the team;

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Acoustic Consultant with particular experience in Railway Acoustics to join the AECOM Acoustics team. Offices locations across the UK will be considered.

You will contribute to a wide range of acoustics projects primarily covering railway acoustics and environmental vibration, but also opportunities to manage and grow work across broader areas of building acoustics and environmental acoustics. You would have responsibilities for the development and mentoring of junior staff, potentially including line management duties.

As a member of our Acoustics team you can expect to work on a wide range of interesting and challenging projects including some of the biggest projects in the UK. Recent and current clients include HS2, Transport for London, NEOM, Defra, Shakespeare North, Battersea Power Station, Houses of Parliament, HMRC, BBC, Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital.

Outside the UK, the global AECOM Acoustics team is one of the largest acoustics practices in the world with specialist staff across Europe, Australia, America, Canada, the Middle East and East Asia. This gives further opportunities for working on projects around the world.


Here’s what we will need from you:

  • A first degree (and preferably a post graduate qualification such as a Masters) in acoustics or relevant technical disciplines (e.g. Physics, Maths or Engineering)

  • Corporate membership of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA/FIOA).

  • Chartered status or evidence of working towards this.

Additional Information

You can learn more about us here: 2023 AECOM Candidate Brochure (



AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10109263

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid