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Senior/ Principal Acoustic Consultant

  • Salary

    Excellent package and remuneration
  • Education level

    Bachelor's degree

Fantastic opportunity at the one of largest Irish owned Consultancy with centres of excellence in Renewable Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Waste and Resource Management. 

Gaia Talent is looking to recruit a Senior/Principal Acoustic Consultant to join and lead the Acoustics team of a powerful client. This client has a broad portfolio of projects across market sectors – environmental, renewable energy, transportation and infrastructure which provides a wide range of career development opportunities. Leading the Acoustics team you will work on a wide range of interesting and challenging projects. Ideally based in the Dublin office but Cork and Carlow is also an location option as well as flexible ways to work. 

The ideal candidate will have experience of contributing to proposals and providing expert advice to clients on acoustics across a range of sectors. We are seeking personnel with the ability to demonstrate experience scoping, resourcing and delivering complex and challenging acoustics projects. You will have  a strong track record of working in acoustics and preferably have experience of a range of acoustics commissions from small projects to major multi-disciplinary projects covering sound, noise and vibration (SNV) technical areas. You will have a solid background in acoustics, be innovative and willing to exploit the latest technologies but can explain acoustics in a non-technical audience. 


  • You will lead a wide range of acoustics projects covering environmental acoustics, renewable energy acoustics, transportation acoustics and occupational noise and vibration; 
  • You would have responsibilities for the development and mentoring of junior staff including line management. 

Skills & qualifications: 

Preferred qualifications

  • A degree (1:1 or 2:1) and preferably a post graduate qualification such as Masters/PhD in acoustics or relevant technical disciplines (e.g. Physics, Maths or Engineering); 
  • Chartered status or evidence of working towards this. 

Minimum requirements: 

  • Have a thorough understanding of the Environmental Impact Assessment process regarding Noise and Vibration (N&V); 
  • Be technically capable to scoping and determining on site noise monitoring requirements; 
  • Be technically capable to review N&V assessment; 
  • Previous experience in environmental noise and vibration assessment of renewable energy and transportation projects and have good understanding of noise and vibration related health impact assessment and be able to lead such as projects; 
  • Previous experience in wind energy projects is essential performing Directional Analysis, Tonal Assessment, developing Curtailment Strategies and the Assessment of Amplitude Modulation; 
  • Experience of providing expert advice to clients on all noise related projects requirements; 
  • Experience of undertaking environmental acoustic modelling using Predictor Noise Modelling Software and MATLAB, Labview and SVANPC++ is desirable; 
  • Lead the acoustic input, undertake predictions and write reports on a range of EIAR projects; 
  • Be fully conversant with the following relevant standards:

– International Standard ISO 9613-2: 1996 Attenuation of sound during propagation outdoors, part 2: General method of

– Wind Energy Development Guidelines, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (2006) – as superseded by pending

– UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), ETSU-R-97, The Assessment and Rating of Noise from Wind Farms (1996)

– UK Institute of Acoustics, A Good Practice Guide to the Application of ETSU-R-97 for the Assessment and Rating of Wind Turbine Noise (2013) and supplementary notes

– British Standard BS 5228 Part 1: 2009 + A1: 2014 Code of practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites Part 1: Noise

– British Standard BS 4142: 2014 + A1: 2019, Methods for Rating and Assessing Industrial and Commercial Sound

  • ISO 1996-1: 2016 Acoustics – Description, measurement and assessment of environmental noise – part 1: Basic quantities and assessment procedures; 
  • ISO 1996-2: 2017 Acoustics – Description, measurement and assessment of environmental noise – part 2: Determination of sound pressure levels; 
  • EPA, Guidance Note for Noise: Licence Applications, Surveys and Assessments in Relation to Schedule Activities (NG4); 
  • CRTN (Calculation of Road Traffic Noise); 
  • Manage own workload to make time available to accelerate the development of technical skills in more junior staff including being available to provide on the job advice and instruction and to develop new lines of work or smarter ways of working.


  • Attractive and competitive remuneration package; 
  • Hybrid working; 
  • Shorter working on Friday; 
  • Medical benefit; 
  • Professional body support.