AECOM Senior / Principal Acoustic Engineer in Melbourne, Australia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 150502BR

Position Title Senior / Principal Acoustic Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Acoustics

Business Line Building Engineering

Country Australia

State/Province/Region AU - Victoria

City Melbourne

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Building Engineering

We deliver creative solutions for building projects for industry, government, commercial and leisure sectors. Our building engineering specialists have expertise in structural and building services engineering, fire engineering, acoustics, facades and seismic design. We embed sustainability principles in every design.

Job Summary

AECOM is currently looking for a Senior/Principal Acoustic Engineer to join our team. Our team is working on some of the largest and most exciting infrastructure and building projects in Victoria, and seeks to recruit acoustic engineering personnel of the highest calibre to contribute to the successful delivery of these projects. Reporting directly to the Victorian Acoustics Team Leader you will be responsible to assist in developing the Victorian acoustics team, as well as acting as the Project Manager on large acoustics projects. Our acoustics group is large and dynamic, and works collaboratively to deliver projects, devise new methodologies, and develop our people.


  • Lead acoustic engineering projects;

  • Delegate responsibilities as appropriate and provide guidance in overseeing, reviewing, programming and evaluating technical issues on projects to junior staff;

  • Provide guidance, mentoring and technical support to staff;

  • Maintain an understanding of and promote all areas in which the group practices;

  • Initiate and maintain contacts within industry in order to assist the company in obtaining its work;

  • Ensure financial management of projects

  • Provide a high level of service for the client and other members of the project team;

  • Plan and program design and documentation activities to ensure key dates are achieved; and

  • Represent the company at meetings.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience and demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor junior staff;

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels;

  • Experience in building/architectural acoustics, environmental noise, and road traffic noise;

  • Experience and demonstrated ability to project manage large acoustic projects; and

  • Experience and demonstrated ability to contribute to business development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineering or Science degree qualified in a relevant discipline, post-graduate qualifications will be an advantage

  • 5+ years Acoustic Consultancy experience (Senior) or 10+ years Acoustic Consultancy experience (Principal)

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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