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Principal Engineer – Architectural Acoustics & Vibration

We are SLR Consulting (Canada), a 550+ team of advisory, environmental/engineering, and regulatory professionals across 18 office locations in Canada.  We deliver environmental and sustainability services to our clients through the integration of advisory and over 30 technical environmental and engineering disciplines to help clients address some of their most complex challenges around sustainability, we are Making Sustainability Happen.

As our new Principal Engineer – Architectural Acoustics & Vibration, you will take on responsibility for leading our terrific team of engineers and technicians in Ontario. You will also be responsible for helping further develop our client base in this key growth area for SLR. You will also be undertaking technical work to support the wider business development activities.

Shape the Future of Acoustics and Vibration at SLR

Imagine tackling intricate noise control challenges that impact millions. At SLR, our 150-strong Acoustics and Vibration team pushes the boundaries of technical excellence across the globe. We’re not just solving problems; we’re shaping the future of the industry.

Join us to: 

• Engineer solutions that impact real lives: Develop noise mitigation strategies for hospitals, design quieter aircraft, or improve sound quality in concert halls. Every project makes a tangible difference.

• Be part of a global innovation hub: Collaborate with diverse experts across continents, share knowledge, and contribute to groundbreaking research in the field.

• Witness exponential growth: Our acoustics and vibration team is expanding rapidly, fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to excellence. Be part of this dynamic journey and shape the team’s direction.

• Thrive in a supportive environment: Work with passionate colleagues who share your drive to learn, grow, and push boundaries. Enjoy a culture of open communication, mentorship, and mutual respect.

Are you an experienced acoustics and vibration engineer who thrives on challenges and dreams of leaving a lasting impact? We’re eager to meet you to see how you could fit in our team.


Success in this complex, multi-faceted role will depend on your demonstrated skills and depth of experience in staff leadership, business development, and client service, as well as your technical mastery of the field.

You’ll work with a diverse array of private and public clients to design and develop building and architectural acoustic solutions and 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.

• Acoustics, and vibration assessments on challenging and stimulating projects encompassing:

o Building acoustics: examples include institutional, health care, commercial, educational, and recreational facilities for architectural acoustics, building service noise control, environmental noise control, and vibration-sensitive applications.

o Building vibration: examples include the design of floors for vibration from occupant activity (footfalls), vehicle-induced vibrations, building services, and design for sensitive medical and research equipment.

• Preparation and presentation of technical reports.

• Coordination of projects to maintain schedules and budgets.

• Liaising with the SLR Canadian Acoustics & Vibration Manager to align business development activities with the wider strategy.
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

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 benefits of working here. 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:
• Competitive total compensation package including comprehensive benefits, vacation, and a suite of wellness initiatives.

• Full-time, permanent role with flexible scheduling available.

• Opportunities for professional growth and advancement.


• 10+ years of experience working in acoustics and/or vibration control

• Direct experience in building acoustics and project management is mandatory

• Structural vibration design experience is an asset

• 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, Strutt, 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

• Ability to relate to existing and potential clients to foster and maintain existing relationships

• 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 2SLGBTQI+, veterans, and people with disabilities.

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