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Stantec Senior Acoustician in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Senior Acoustician - ( 230000VS )


Stantec Buildings is on a mission to become the world’s leading integrated design practice. Our architects, engineers, interior designers, sustainability specialists, and technologists are passionate about the power of design. We take an innovative, collaborative approach to projects, sharing a common belief that sustainable design for the built environment can make the world a better place for future generations. Join us and design your place with Stantec.

Your Opportunity

Stantec's Buildings Acoustics and Vibration Practice is expanding and looking for a Senior Acoustician to join our growing team of Acousticians. This position will be based in Stantec's Boston, Massachusetts office at 40 Water Street and will be responsible to grow the Stantec acoustics and vibration group presence in the Boston Area and beyond.

The main purpose of this position is to support the growth of Stantec Buildings Acoustics and Vibration Practice. You will be the advocate of the Practice both internally within Stantec and externally to clients and professional organizations.

You will be aware of the local market and the project pipeline that feeds our practice. You will typically lead or support with positioning and proposal efforts depending on the scale and complexity of the opportunity. Pursuits relevant to your Practice in your geographical region are typically led by you or delegated to a Team Leader or team member. You will work closely with the region Business Center leaders, principal, and associates.

You will ensure your team is fully utilized on projects or when in periods of low project work, focus on activity that creates value. You will work to ensure projects are adequately resourced to meet project requirements and that your team are trained and appropriately skilled. You will continually seek work to support and grow your team.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Grow the acoustics practice internally within Stantec and externally in the local AEC community.

  • Initiate and manage business development opportunities, actively participate in and lead client service through establishing and maintaining strong relationships.

  • Ensure the business delivers work that secures repeat business for valued clients.

  • Participate in projects as either Project Manager, Project Technical Leader, or other substantive technical or delivery role.

  • Management of current and future workloads within the Group to achieve attainment of work received and utilization targets. In larger groups, resourcing responsibility will be shared with Team Leader(s).

  • Gain and earn the trust of the group and the local BC leadership group.

  • Coordinates with architects, engineers, and other disciplines in the built environment.

  • Actively analyzes and provides common-sense coordinated mitigation options for projects and challenges involving aspects of architectural acoustics, mechanical systems noise and vibration control, and environmental noise control.

  • Participates in local and regional client and industry events.

  • Meets financial performance targets and delivers projects within budget.

  • Lead/Assist with developing proposals, scopes, and fees for external clients as well as for all groups within Stantec.

  • Handles design development and document preparation.

  • Researches, prepares, and presents coordinated design options.

  • Reviews drawings and research code issues to comply with city, state, and county regulations.

  • Communicates with manufacturers, design team and contractors to address challenges and develop practical designs.

  • Provides input on the creation and editing of technical specifications for acoustical products.

  • Maintains current knowledge of technologies and trends, as they apply to the applicable project and market types, and continually strengthens skills.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Professional experience specific to acoustical design and vibration control in a variety of projects including, but not limited to, commercial office spaces, educational facilities, healthcare facilities, multifamily residential, hospitality, performance venues, and environmental noise.

  • Work with project delivery teams and different Practice Leaders to drive quality and timely delivery of project deliverables to meet but preferably to exceed client expectations.

  • Familiarity with, and ability to produce, project-related documents, including sketches, memos, and reports to appropriate standards.

  • Knowledge of applicable codes and standards applicable to the industry.

  • Familiarity with and ability to apply sustainable design principles within projects, including LEED and WELL.

  • Knowledge of related engineering standards.

  • Experience in the construction industry and/or in-depth knowledge of construction processes is preferred.

  • Ability to prepare and review detailed drawings.

  • Ability to review detailed drawings and research and present design options.

  • Familiarity with SoundPlan, EASE, and sound and vibration measuring equipment preferred.

  • Ability to learn and deftly navigate customized in-house database and software applications.

  • Ability to read, interpret, and act upon information included in specifications, submittals, RFIs, etc.

  • Ability to work independently with full remote support from the entire Stantec Acoustics Group when needed.

  • Regional and out-of-state travel is required on occasion.

  • This position will report to and be required to work within the Boston, Massachusetts office five days a week to start for onboarding. Presence in the Boston, Massachusetts office is required a minimum of three days per week after onboarding.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors' degree in acoustics or in a related field. The related experience shall be predominantly in building acoustics.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ related work, leadership, financial management and consulting experience.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s’ talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best. #DesignYourPlace

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Massachusetts-Boston

Work Locations :

Boston Water St MA

Organization : BC-2184 Buildings-US Northeast

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Feb 28, 2023, 8:29:47 AM

Req ID: 230000VS

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans