What is the Canadian Acoustical Association?
The CAA is the professional, interdisciplinary organization that :
- fosters communication among people working in all areas of acoustics in Canada
- promotes the growth and practical application of knowledge in acoustics
- encourages education, research, protection of the environment, and employment in acoustics
- is an umbrella organization through which general issues in education, employment and research can be addressed at a national and multidisciplinary level
The CAA is a member society of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE) and the International Commission for Acoustics (ICA), and is an affiliate society of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV).
- Tue, 2 Nov 2021 | SENIOR POLICY ANALYST – ACOUSTICS, AIR QUALITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Apply By: Thursday, November 18, 2021 11:59 pm EST
Ministry of Transportation
Policy and Planning
St Catharines, Toronto
12108 – Community Planner 5
$1,500.88 – $1,953.28 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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Posting Status: Open
Job ID: 170883
Are you a scientific, policy professional with an interest in environmentally sustainable transportation? Do you want to shape the future of transportation environmental assessment and natural protection policy?
Then consider this exciting opportunity where you will lead and coordinate initiatives related to environmental assessment and protection with a focus on assessing and mitigating noise, air quality and climate change impacts of transportation.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
• Identify emerging opportunities to improve the sustainability of the provincial transportation system
• Lead, plan and participate in transportation research, policy, planning studies and projects related to environmental assessment and natural protection with a focus on noise, air quality and climate change.
• Develop, recommend and implement transportation related environmental policies
• Review, prepare and present policy and technical reports to address strategic transportation issues associated with a focus on noise, air quality and climate change
• Plan and participate on transportation studies and projects that affect the province
• Provide advice and establish partnerships with stakeholders to work on transportation-related environmental policy initiatives
• Review, prepare and present technical reports documents and evidence based recommendations to senior decision makers
How do I qualify?
Technical Knowledge and Expertise
• you have knowledge of environmental management theories, practices, and land-use planning policy to provide advice on matters with specific focus on transportation related air quality, climate change and noise assessment and mitigation.
• you have knowledge of environmental theories and practices related to noise, climate change and air quality to identify emerging issues and provide advice related to transportation.
• you have knowledge noise assessment methodology and noise control measures along linear facilities..
• you have knowledge of transportation design processes, construction, maintenance and operations practices to lead and coordinate environmental studies and projects
• you have project management knowledge and skills to lead concurrent project, studies and project teams
• you have knowledge of environmental assessment and protection legislation to identify issues with a specific focus on air quality, climate change and noise mitigation
Consultation and Advisory Skills
• you have knowledge of ministry and government policy development and planning processes, business plans and strategic directions to review, evaluate and provide advice on environmental policy issues
• you can consult, negotiate and build effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
• you can prepare and present briefings, reports and analysis on policy issues for a variety of technical and non-technical audiences
• you can use computer software applications, including air and noise modelling software, to prepare and present reports and statistical analysis
Research and Analytical Skills
• you have knowledge of data collection and can plan research methodology and strategy for complex policy research projects
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Category: Policy and Analysis
Posted on: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 18, 2021 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.
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- Mon, 4 Oct 2021 | Acoustics Week in Canada 2021
This year’s AWC will be held ONLINE
Date: October 5, 2021 – October 7, 2021
Link to Website: https://awc.caa-aca.ca/index.php/AWC/AWC21
- Thu, 19 Aug 2021 | Acoustical Consultant (Full Time)
Acoustical Consultant position now open at BKL Consultants Ltd. (www.bkl.ca).
Due to our continuing success, we are looking to add a new member to our innovative and close-knit acoustics team.
BKL is involved in a large and diverse range of projects including both architectural acoustics and environmental noise and vibration assessment. We consult to commercial, institutional, health, education, industry, entertainment, arts, transportation, residential, and a variety of other market sectors. Our architectural related work includes room acoustics, sound isolation, mechanical (HVAC) noise control, mechanical and electrical equipment vibration isolation, and outdoor noise propagation. Project delivery methods include traditional delivery (architects, clients), design build, and public private partnership (P3). Our environmental noise and vibration work typically involves baseline monitoring, prediction and assessment, preparation of impact statements, and participation in public meetings and hearings for major transportation and industrial projects.
Your contribution to projects will span the entire duration of the process including preparation of proposals and fee estimates, conducting measurements, analyzing data, acoustical modelling and preparing reports. You will be expected to manage all aspects of your projects, working independently with minimal supervision, but with access to the support and resources you need. You will work collaboratively with other consultants to meet project milestones, managing the contributions of junior and intermediate consultants. In this role, the majority of your time will be chargeable to project work but a proven ability to manage existing and develop new client relationships will also be important. This is your opportunity to positively impact current and future clients and the projects they bring to BKL.
Candidates must have excellent analytical skills, a solid understanding of acoustics and very good spoken and written English. Knowledge of current MS Office Suite, drafting and acoustics software applications is expected plus an ability and willingness to learn new tools. Experience with test equipment and methodology for sound and vibration measurements is mandatory. Candidates should be able to establish strong QA/QC procedures and feel comfortable presenting technical reports to clients.
Candidates should have university level education, preferably in the field of engineering with professional registration. A minimum of 4 to 6 years consulting experience in the field of acoustics is required.
BKL has provided consulting services in acoustics since 1966. The firm is a successful small business with a friendly work environment and excellent opportunities for career advancement. It is wholly owned and managed by senior employees of the firm.
An annual salary commensurate with experience will be offered with authorized overtime paid at time-and-a-half. Benefits include a generous vacation allowance plus 12 holidays, full cost of health and long-term disability insurance, professional association dues and various other subsidies.
Burnaby, BC, Canada. Office located across from the Gilmore Skytrain station on the Lougheed Highway. Easy access to Brentwood Mall and downtown Vancouver. Applications for remote work (within Canada) will also be considered.
Link to apply for this position: https://bklconsultants.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=6
- Mon, 31 May 2021 | Acoustic Training in Canada Database: Help us to help the younger generation and seasoned professionals
- Thu, 29 Apr 2021 | Extended: International Year of Sound (2020 – 2021)
- Wed, 06 Jan 2021 | Steven Garrett’s Understanding Acoustics: An experimentalist’s view of sound and vibration