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Principal / Associate Acoustician: PA/VA Systems

  • Job reference: IF-001454
  • Sector: Environment, Infrastructure
  • Location: Warrington, Birmingham, Bristol, Epsom, London
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

We are a close-knit and dynamic team of 25 acousticians based in 6 locations in the UK. Our team has a strong ethos of technical excellence, innovation and ongoing development of its staff. We are proud to combine our passion for Acoustics with flexible family-friendly working practices. In response to a strong forward outlook in our UK and overseas markets, we are continuing to recruit experienced acousticians who can help to grow and shape our Acoustics, Noise and Vibration business, which is celebrating more than 50 years in consultancy.

From UK rail stations to major projects in the Middle East, nobody offers acoustics projects of greater scope, diversity and complexity than Atkins. Working on projects such as Crossrail Stations, Birmingham New Street Station, Gatwick North Terminal, Barton Square Shopping Centre our acoustics team provides advice to major planning and infrastructure projects, from consultation and planning stages to design and implementation.

The Role

Due to growing workload, we are looking for a couple of highly-motivated individuals who holds a Bachelor's degree in a field of science or engineering, with solid experience in the Acoustics and PA/VA industry. You will be part of a rapidly growing acoustics team with staff based throughout the UK. The position will be based in one of our UK offices, although the flexibility to travel within the UK and abroad is required.

The position involves developing acoustic models for PA/VA and other sound systems, loudspeaker layout designs and undertaking PA noise assessments, as well as technical design reports, design drawings and specifications. You will be participating in project design and coordination meetings, site inspections, performance testing and commissioning.

The successful candidate should have excellent communication, writing and presentation skills combined with a strong understanding of sound systems design. In addition, in-depth knowledge and experience is required in EASE, Odeon or CATT modelling software, noise mapping software such as SoundPlan and site-based sound system testing / optimisation skills.

Requirements

The ideal applicant would have:

• Demonstrable experience gained in the consultancy environment;
• Project delivery experience to high technical and commercial standards;
• Manage own time and workload and that of other team members;
• Track record of developing client relationships;
• Provide support on bids and with business development to help win work for the team;
• Work collaboratively as part of a wider team of other professionals, to provide a consistent and integrated service to clients.
• Line Management experience (principal/associate)
• Corporate membership of the Institute of Acoustics;
• Qualified to degree level in a relevant field.

Training

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you perform to the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving Chartership via relevant institutions.

Rewards and Benefits

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package.

Additional information

This location for this role is flexible, the successful candidate can be based in either Birmingham, Bristol, Epsom, London or Warrington.

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