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Acoustics Engineer

Acoustics Engineer

  • Engineering, physical science, or environmental science degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • Opportunity for innovative, cutting-edge work
  • Close knit collaborative and engaged “One Team” environment
  • Challenging career opportunities, along with personal and professional advancement
  • Valid driver’s license required for occasional travel to job sites/clients
  • Based in Guelph, ON with flexible work options  

We’re SLR, a global consulting firm delivering over 30 technical disciplines around the world to help our clients reach their environmental and sustainability goals. With over 25 years of experience, our ambition is to be recognized as a global leader in environmental and advisory solutions.

As our new Acoustics Engineer with a passion for building and architectural acoustics engineering, you will play an important role on a team whose work is essential to achieving this goal.

In this position, you’ll work with a diverse array of private and public clients to design and develop building and architectural acoustic solutions, as well as work on land quality and remediation projects. Whether you’re working on new and retrofit construction projects for noise and vibration control, conducting field measurements, or leading the development of new acoustics, noise, and vibration models, you’ll feel good knowing your work will impact people across Canada for years to come.

Your tasks will also include:

  • Acoustics, noise and vibration assessments on challenging and stimulating projects encompassing:
    • Building acoustics: examples include institutional, health care, commercial, educational, recreational facilities for architectural acoustics, building service noise control, environmental noise control, and vibration-sensitive applications
    • Building vibrationexamples include design of floors for vibration from occupant activity (footfalls), vehicle-induced vibrations, building services, design for sensitive medical and research equipment
  • Working to streamline and standardize data collection and analysis
  • Preparation and presentation of technical reports
  • Coordination of projects to maintain schedule and budgets
  • Establishing effective QA/QC procedures.

This is a unique opportunity to bring your acoustical engineering expertise to a highly engaged team, where your efforts and impact will be recognized and valued immensely.

You’ll enjoy a flexible and dynamic work environment, where your success will depend on your collaborative working style, your consultative approach to clients, and your superb technical skills.

Working @ SLR

With us, there is no doubt you’ll grow your subject-matter expertise and industry knowledge. We care about investing in our employees for the long-run, and if you ask our team, they’ll tell you that’s just one of the many reasons why they stick around. We want to be a place where you can experience career growth and satisfaction for many years.

Here’s what else you’ll enjoy as part of our team:

  • Highly competitive compensation plan and 3 weeks vacation to start
  • Comprehensive benefit plan including a healthcare and wellness spending account
  • Full-time, permanent role with flexible scheduling available (core hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm)
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
  • Online office social events to keep everyone connected while working from home


  • Ideally 5+ years of experience working in architectural acoustics and/or vibration control
  • Direct acoustics and/or vibration consulting experience is mandatory
  • Proficient in reading design drawings and site plans
  • Demonstrated current environmental acoustics, noise, and vibration skill set, including understanding the fundamentals and approaches used to measure, predict, and evaluate building acoustics, noise, and vibration
  • Experience using any of CadnaA, CATT, Odeon or EASE, SAP 2OOO, Visual Basic, or Matlab is an asset
  • Established current working knowledge of provincial, local, and industry specific regulations and guidelines
  • Financial/business acumen, and a successful track record in proposal development and RFP responses is crucial
  • Professional status in Ontario (credentials in other provinces an asset)
  • Degree in engineering, physical science, or environmental science. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel (some short-term travel expected)

SLR strives to build diverse teams that reflect the communities we work in, and encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities. 

If we can make the recruitment process easier through accommodation, please contact a member of the HR team at

Posted on February 10, 2021.

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