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Acoustical Engineer in Training

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GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.


Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents. Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 10,000 people deliver projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics.


We are seeking an Acoustical Engineer to join our growing Ontario Noise Group, to be based in our Waterloo, ON office. We are looking for an individual with experience in environmental and/or indoor acoustics. This is an exciting opportunity with a mix of field and office work.


Responsibilities include:


      Coordinate and implement field work to conduct noise measurements

      Evaluation of ambient background sound levels

      Conduct noise modeling using Cadna A and STAMSON software

      Architectural acoustics and noise/vibration control engineering within buildings to comply with relevant agency and government requirements.

      Assist with building component acoustic design and measure sound transmission

      Preparation of Acoustic Assessment Reports and Acoustic Audits

      Assist with the design of noise abatement such as silencers, barriers and wall treatment

      Aid senior staff with technical research


Skills, Competencies and Qualifications:


      Bachelors of Engineering

      3 to 10 years of work experience preferred, however not a firm requirement

      Experience and understanding of any of  the following noise  guidelines would be an asset:

-      Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change NPC-300

-      Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change D Series Land Use Compatibility Guidelines

-      Tarion Builder Bulletin 19 building acoustic design requirements,

-      Ministry of Transportation noise assessment requirements

-      Railroad industry noise and vibration assessment requirements

-      Municipal land development noise requirements

      Ability to prepare coherent proposals in plain language addressing client requirements

      Works well independently as well as a part of a team

      Willingness to travel/work on-site independently completing field work

      No aversions to heights

      Ability to work in high noise areas

      Written and verbal communication skills are essential to this position. Strong emphasis will be placed on your ability to communicate well with others and engage in technical conversations


We offer a professional working environment and culture and believe that work / life balance is critical to the success and happiness of our people. We also offer competitive salary packages based on qualifications, skills and experience.


As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, GHD will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.


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