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Job Information

AECOM Acoustics and Noise Control Specialist in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

United States of America - California, San Diego

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Acoustics and Noise Control Specialist. The position is based in San Diego, California and candidates would be expected to relocate to San Diego to participate in a hybrid work environment.

Candidates may be considered for remote work based on qualifications and geography.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Primary support on noise analysis tasks for major transportation, construction, energy, and development projects across the U.S.

  • Perform predictive analyses with spreadsheet-based tools and commercially available software such as FHWA Traffic Noise Model and CadnaA.

  • Deploy and supervise a variety of sound level measurements in the field; conduct and document attended sound measurements; download and process collected data for report or presentation content inclusion. Sound measurement tasks will frequently require working in an outdoor environment. Regular travel across the United States should be anticipated.

  • Research and review regulatory issues regarding local, state, and national codes.

  • Prepare client deliverables (e.g., letter reports, technical documents, graphics, and acoustical specifications).

  • While the position typically adheres to a traditional 40-hour per week work schedule, some night and weekend assignments will be required or expected.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer


AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government — delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle — from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients

Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.

Additional comments:

  • Appropriate professional behaviors, including pro-active communication, attention to safety, client-focused attitude, integrity, team participation, and active listening are valued, assessed, and expected at AECOM.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in engineering, physics, mathematics, acoustical science, or environmental policy (or closely related fields).

  • 2 years of experience in acoustics and/or noise control.

  • Experience with equipment and procedures relating to conducting noise measurements.

  • Familiarity with CAD software and tools.

  • Experience or proven completed training with Traffic Noise Model (TNM 2.5) and/or CadnaA.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be able to work in an outdoor environment with potential for arctic and desert climates and must be able to carry up to 40 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, acoustical science, or environmental policy (or closely related fields).

  • 8 years of experience in acoustics and/or noise control.

  • Demonstrated excellent writing (samples of work requested for review) and verbal communication skills.

  • Competence with Excel (database manipulation, formulas, conditional formatting, etc.)

  • Familiarity with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Park Service (NPS), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and/or Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations and guidance with respect to noise/acoustics.

  • Practical knowledge and experience with environmental, architectural, engineered acoustics, and vibration issues as related to commercial, educational, healthcare, infrastructure, and residential projects.

  • Competency using ArcGIS software, Google Earth Pro, Revit, and/or BIM360.

  • Experience working with architects, engineers, developers, and contractors.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team on large projects.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to speak effectively in public.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256008BR

Additional Locations US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Conshohocken, PA - 625 West Ridge Pike, US - Dallas, TX - 13355 Noel Road, US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 N Los Angeles St, US - New York, NY - 125 Broad Street, US - Oakland, CA - 1333 Broadway

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.