SLR International Corporation
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time, Benefits Eligible


SLR International Corporation is seeking a Senior Acoustical Consultant to join our operations in Houston. Key responsibilities for this role include project management for existing clients and architectural acoustics work, and participation in new client, project, and business development. Supervisory, management, and mentorship opportunities are available, depending on experience.

The preferred candidate for this position will demonstrate several years of work experience in the acoustical consulting field, a strong professional acumen, and excellent written and verbal communications skills. 

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Architecture, or other acoustics-related field of study
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in Acoustics and/or Noise Control
  • Practical knowledge and experience with architectural acoustics and vibration issues, relating to commercial, educational, healthcare, and residential projects
  • Experience working with architects, engineers, developers, and constructors
  • Experience with building codes, acoustical standards, and engineering aspects of acoustics
  • Proficiency or strong familiarity with modeling tools, such as EASE, CATT Acoustics, INSUL, SoundPLAN, and Cadna/A
  • Strong working knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, and Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to produce and review project documents, including technical reports, drawings, and acoustical specifications
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, organization, and client relations
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience and comfortability in public speaking and delivering presentations

Job Responsibilities

  • Join various teams of consultants in providing acoustics and noise control services
  • Share knowledge and expertise with SLR's 100+ worldwide acoustical experts
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary environmental service professionals within SLR
  • Conduct and supervise drawing reviews and evaluations of architectural designs
  • Formulate acoustics and noise control design concepts for enhanced speech intelligibility, reverberation control, reduction of background noise, increased sound transmission loss, and vibration isolation
  • Coordinate with design teams, contractors, and manufacturers to develop practical design solutions and alternatives
  • Research and review regulatory issues regarding local, state, and national codes
  • Contribute to projects during schematic design (SD), design development (DD), contract documents (CD), bid/negotiating, and construction administration (CA) phases
  • Prepare bid proposals and project cost estimates
  • Manage job budgets and review invoices
  • Conduct, develop, and/or direct occasional site testing, with sound measurement instrumentation
  • Use computer modeling and results to develop design options and solve project challenges
  • Prepare letter reports, technical documents, drawings, and specifications
  • Manage and mentor junior staff, with regard to acoustics and noise control analyses
  • Develop marketing tools and approaches to win new projects and clients in tandem with SLR's business development efforts

About SLR

SLR is an independent and employee controlled international environmental consultancy that has an unrivaled reputation for providing high quality tailored services. We are a dynamic, responsive and fast growing company with an expanding network of offices in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Africa. SLR serves the key business sectors of energy, industry, waste management, mining & minerals, infrastructure, and planning and development.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, orthodontia, vision, flexible spending account, generous PTO accrual, 10 paid holidays, 401(k) retirement account with company matching program, company paid life insurance, short & long term disability insurance, and employee assistance program.

SLR is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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