Noise Specialist 2

Noise Specialist 2

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.


Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Acoustical Specialist 2, we’ll count on you to
  • Work on environmental and architectural acoustics assessments including noise and vibration analyses.
  • Evaluate noise and/or vibration from surface transportation systems including highways, rail, and other forms; also work on noise and vibration studies for industrial and infrastructure projects.
  • Perform noise monitoring for a variety of environmental acoustics assessments
  • Serve as an acoustical and/or vibration specialist conducting analyses to develop design options or recommendations and prepare service deliverable documents
  • Perform acoustical (noise/vibration) assignments requiring application of standard and non-standard analysis techniques and procedures
  • Complete projects with clear, specified objectives and limited variables
  • Work independently on projects or assist other staff on larger projects
  • Give direction to clerical, technical and lower-level professional personnel as needed
  • Perform other related duties as necessary



 Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Acoustics, Engineering, Math, Physics or closely related field.
  • Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of architectural and environmental acoustics
  • Leadership skills and strong ability to work in a team environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with GIS and FHWA’s Traffic Noise Model (TNM).
  • Cadna-A experience also preferred.
  • Proficiency with state-of-the-art with tools used to measure acoustical values, noise, and vibration and software used to process and analyze that measurement data.
  • Must be familiar with relevant ISO, ANSI, ASTM and related acoustical standards.
  • Must have some experience with current guidance documents for performing acoustical analyses (FHWA, FTA, FRA, etc.).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Familiarity with REVIT, EASE, INSUL, and Trane Acoustics Program (TAP) or equivalent room acoustics modeling software, sound isolation modeling software, and mechanical noise modeling software.
  • Proficiency with state-of-the-art with tools used to measure acoustical values, noise, and vibration and software used to process and analyze that measurement data
  • Familiar with current guidance documents for architectural acoustical analyses (UFC, LEED, FGI, AISC, etc.)
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently are required. Must excel at being a member of a team.
  • Requires occasional travel and use of measurement equipment in the field.


At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.  

Primary Location: United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis

Other Locations: United States-Kansas-Olathe, United States-Ohio-Cincinnati, United States-Texas-Round Rock, United States-Missouri-Forsyth, United States-Iowa-Iowa City, United States-Missouri-Kansas City, United States-Iowa-Iowa Falls, United States-Kansas-Prairie Village, United States-Illinois-Kankakee, United States-Colorado-Greenwood Village, United States-Kansas-Lawrence, United States-Texas-Fort Worth, United States-Wisconsin-Bayfield, United States-Ohio-Sandusky, United States-Minnesota-Winona, United States-Texas-Houston, United States-Missouri-Columbia, United States-Wisconsin-Madison, United States-Iowa-Fort Madison, United States-Kansas-Manhattan, United States-Minnesota-St. Paul, United States-Kansas-Concordia, United States-Colorado-Fort Collins, United States-Iowa-Clinton, United States-Texas-Hillsboro, United States-Iowa-Des Moines, United States-Minnesota-Thief River Falls, United States-Texas-Weatherford, United States-Nebraska-Tilden, United States-Texas-El Paso, United States-Colorado-Durango, United States-Texas-Corpus Christi, United States-Indiana-Indianapolis, United States-Ohio-Portsmouth, United States-Kansas-Clay Center, United States-Texas-Dallas, United States-Iowa-Cedar Rapids, United States-Colorado-Englewood, United States-Minnesota-Rochester, United States-Michigan-Grand Rapids, United States-Michigan-Ludington, United States-Colorado-La Salle, United States-Texas-Austin, United States-Nebraska-Lincoln, United States-Nebraska-Omaha, United States-Colorado-Denver, United States-Iowa-Ames, United States-Illinois-Springfield, United States-Texas-Belton, United States-Texas-Abilene, United States-Texas-Brownsville, United States-Illinois-Cordova, United States-Missouri-St Louis, United States-Texas-Euless, United States-Michigan-Ann Arbor, United States-Illinois-Murphysboro, United States-Missouri-St. Charles, United States-Iowa-Council Bluffs, United States-Colorado-Colorado Springs, United States-Oklahoma-Tulsa, United States-Michigan-Detroit, United States-Oklahoma-Fort Sill, United States-Missouri-Osage Beach, United States-Oklahoma-Oklahoma City, United States-Texas-Waco, United States-Illinois-Chicago, United States-Missouri-Springfield, United States-Missouri-Lee´s Summit, United States-Ohio-Cleveland, United States-Texas-San Antonio, United States-Kansas-Topeka, United States-Ohio-Columbus, United States-Texas-Spring Branch

Industry : Highway + Road

Schedule: Full-time

Employee Status: Regular

BusinessClass: Environmental Sci and Planning

Posted on

February 4, 2019