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Job Ref:  137229BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  London
City:  London
Post Code:  WC1A
30/09/2016 11:52

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 NA.

About the Business Line
Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary
AECOM is one of the world's premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services companies. We work in more than 150 countries to design, build, finance, operate and maintain diverse types of infrastructure. We work across a broad range of markets including transportation, environment, urban development, buildings, energy, water, and government support services. Our nearly 100,000 employees blend technical expertise with local knowledge to deliver innovations that have a positive physical, social, and environmental impact on our world.

AECOM has one of the world's largest specialist Acoustics, Noise and Vibration teams and we are currently looking to expand the team by recruiting an Acoustics Consultant with previous relevant experience to be based from our office in Wimbledon.

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, Rolls-Royce, DEFRA, Nestlé and Shell.

The position will mainly be based in the UK however, there may be the need to visit sites across the UK and work away from home for short periods, including overseas.

The successful candidate will:
be expected to support the existing team by contributing to the acoustic input, predictions, modelling and report writing on a range of projects;
have a good understanding and practical experience of environment acoustics projects in particular, although a similar knowledge of building acoustics would be a distinct advantage;
be proficient with a range of software, including noise mapping software such as SoundPLAN, Cadna-A, and Microsoft Office;
be confident with a range of acoustics and vibration measurement and analysis systems;
be conversant with relevant standards and guidance, especially those relating to environmental acoustics;
have a thorough understanding of EIA process with regard to noise and vibration;
have proven report writing skills and good interpersonal skills;
be expected to liaise directly with consultees and clients; and
most importantly have enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and a dedication to work as part of a team.

This post offers excellent career and Continuous Professional Development opportunities in a large, friendly and well established Acoustics Team supporting one of the world's largest integrated engineering, construction and technical services organisations.

Minimum Requirements
To be successful in this role we're looking for candidates with the following:

Essential skills

Previous relevant consultancy experience in the field of environmental acoustics
Proven ability to deliver client expectations to budget and timescale.
Excellent technical report writing, personal organization and communication skills required.
Client liaison experience and the ability to communicate complex acoustic issues to non-technical people.
Candidate must be flexible and willing to undertake out of hours work on occasion and away from home for short periods of time.
Experience of acoustic prediction using both spreadsheets and industry recognized software.
Full clean driving licence
Experience in acoustics and vibration measurements
High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
Enthusiasm, a willingness to learn, able to work in a team and the ability to get on with others.

Desirable skills

Skills in geographic information system software packages particularly ArcGIS
Skills in computer-aided design software packages particularly AutoCAD
Industrial and building acoustics experience also an advantage

Preferred Qualifications
Ideally MSc/BSc in Acoustics/Noise and Vibration or associated discipline.
Preferably MIOA, but AMIOA considered
IOA Diploma in Acoustics advantageous.

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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