Senior Acoustics Consultant

Company
Closing date
05/04/2019
Service line
Environmental Planning - Environment
Location
Manchester
Remaining vacancies/positions
01
 

About the role

BWB Consulting has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Consultant. The role will be in our Acoustics team based in our Manchester Office.

The successful applicant would be expected to lead and contribute to a wide range of development projects, predominantly environmental, which will include taking responsibility for project finances.

The position will involve input and management of projects across the BWB offices. A key element of the role will be to work with the Acoustics Service Manager to manage the incoming work stream.

The successful applicant will already have at least three years of proven experience in environmental noise and vibration consultancy. The role will provide an opportunity for an individual to demonstrate a broad range of skills by undertaking specialist technical work, whilst working as part of an integrated, progressive environment team.

Our work is varied and widespread supporting our clients on projects both locally and throughout the UK as required. We value innovation, while always seeking to provide commercial solutions to complex environmental issues.

Alongside your technical advancement we also offer a range of internal personal development programmes including:

  • Wellbeing Seminars
  • Professional mentoring
  • Coaching

This is just a sample of some of our in-house programmes - at BWB the learning and support is endless.

About the team

The Acoustics team are a rapidly expanding part of BWB’s environmental service offering, with involvement at all stages in the planning cycle from feasibility through to master planning and the discharge of conditions. We also provide strategic advice and asset management services and offer clever solutions to some challenging acoustics issues. We are also looking to grow our capability to better serve clients on architectural acoustics projects and building services design.

We are working on many different types of projects, including new road schemes, new settlements, high-rise city centre buildings, supermarkets, car dealerships, energy centres and airport work.

We aim to create a working environment that provides challenge, enjoyment and a real sense of satisfaction with a view to encouraging personal and professional development in all our staff.

About you

We are seeking candidate with the following qualities:

  • Excellent communicator, both written and oral, with the ability to adapt communication style to suit different circumstances.
  • Proactive approach with drive, positivity and enthusiasm and a strong desire to succeed.
  • Ability to prioritise team workloads and manage resources to ensure efficient delivery of projects.
  • Highly self-organised and able to projects to time, quality and cost constraints.
  • Commercially astute, with a desire to develop and maintain client relationships.
  • Keen to keep learning to improve own breadth of knowledge and technical expertise.

Ideally the successful candidate will be a graduate in an acoustics related discipline or equivalent. Membership of the Institute of Acoustics, as either MIOA or AMIOA, is essential.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate good experience and working knowledge of the following areas of work:

  • The EIA process;
  • Working with design teams, architects, clients and end users;
  • Project management;
  • A good understanding of the planning process;
  • The standards and guidelines that govern our industry;
  • Experience of using noise and vibration monitoring equipment, and the essential care and management that it requires;
  • Experience of using noise modelling packages such as CadnaA would be desirable;
  • Experience and proficiency in using GIS and AutoCAD packages would be advantageous; and Willingness to travel and a full driving license are essential to the role
 

Why choose BWB?

It’s quite simple really. We invest in our people and give them fantastic career opportunities, that’s why!

It’s not just us who say that either. Look at what we have been recognised for recently:

  • Investors in People Platinum standard
  • Ranked #65 in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best companies to work for
  • Ranked #22 in the Building Magazine's Top 50 Engineers
  • An NCE Top 100 Consultancy
  • ACE Technology Champions 2017
  • ACE Training Initiative of the Year 2016
  • ACE Best UK Business Performance for a Medium-sized Firm 2016

These accolades show that we’re a dynamic, successful and growing business that helps all our employees achieve their full potential.

Take a look at www.bwbconsulting.com where you can see a selection of the type of projects we work on, and there are some videos too which give an insight to what it’s like to work with us.

What we can offer you

  • An excellent career with a competitive salary
  • Exciting and varied project experience
  • 25 days holiday plus additional holiday purchasing scheme
  • 1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity
  • 5 paid days for STEM activity
  • Cashback medical cover
  • Rewards scheme offering discounts on shopping, cinema tickets, theme parks & gyms
  • Long service rewards including increased holiday entitlement & pension contributions

Investors in People - Gold Disability confident committed Sunday Times best 100 companies to work for - 2018

BWB Consulting is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People (“Disability Confident Committed”) symbol.


We are committed to equal opportunities and will therefore consider employment applications on the basis of merit regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


To learn more about working for us and what we offer take a look at our careers pages http://www.bwbconsulting.com/discoveracareer


You can keep up to date with BWB by following us on LinkedIn and Twitter: @BWBCareers and https://www.linkedin.com/company/429163

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