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Senior Acoustical Engineer – The Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Senior Acoustical Engineer

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temp: Regular (aka Permanent)

Ministry: Infrastructure

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate found

Classification: Engineering & Related Level 4

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:   Alberta Infrastructure is responsible for leading the development of the provincial Capital Plan, which addresses the provincial infrastructure needs of Alberta’s population that support key social programs and services and economic development.  The Ministry designs, builds, manages and maintains government-owned and operated facilities, and collaborates with other ministries to ensure that school and hospital infrastructure meet the needs of Alberta’s population.    For more information on Alberta Infrastructure, please visit:


The Technical Services & Procurement Branch within Alberta Infrastructure is looking for a Senior Acoustical Engineer to join its team. If you are interested in unleashing your passion for ‘getting things done,’ this is your opportunity!   Reporting to the Director of Building & Site Engineering, our Senior Acoustical Engineer is a highly specialized engineering position that develops acoustic design standards and guidelines as they relate to the construction, maintenance and upgrading of government infrastructure including schools and hospitals, courtrooms, recreation facilities, and government offices; actively participating in providing acoustic design expertise for new construction and problem-solving in existing facilities.   Key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: Conducting on-site acoustic measurement and analysis, then reporting on solutions, costs, and/or implications. Identifying recurring problems and implementing appropriate changes in design standards. Participating in meetings with clients, project managers, property managers and consultants. Defining acoustic criteria for various design disciplines. Reviewing project drawings and specifications. Developing construction details/specifications for highly specialized or unusual projects. Developing relationships with major manufacturers and suppliers of relevant building components and systems. Initiating pilot projects in buildings and assessing effectiveness of new construction methods or assemblies   Our ideal candidate requires a high level of strategic thinking with the ability to influence and guide organizational priorities.   To be successful in this role, you will also have: Highly developed strategic leadership skills. Significant technical skills/expertise including strong knowledge of building and design codes. Ability to lead new approaches to complex business and professional issues. Exceptional interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills. Ability to effectively manage relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders  


Qualification required for this position include: A University degree in a related field such as Mechanical Engineering A minimum of 10 years of related experience in acoustic design, construction, operation and maintenance of institutional and commercial facilities Strong working knowledge of other engineering and architectural disciplines related to building design and building codesStrong working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act Membership with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and licensed to practice as a Professional Engineer in AlbertaAn Alberta Class 5 Driver’s Licence   Qualification to be considered as an asset to this position include: A Master’s degree or PhD specializing in acoustics Knowledge of Ministry requirements


$3,523.30  to  $4,676.79  bi-weekly


This is a full-time permanent position located in Edmonton, AB working 36.25 hours per week.    This competition will be open until a suitable candidate is found.    This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification.   What we offer: Comprehensive benefits plan:  Pension plan: Leadership and mentorship programs. Professional learning and development. Positive workplace culture and work-life balance.

APS Competencies

Please be advised that we will be conducting a competency based interview for this competition.   Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reaching our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.   The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:     The three competencies that have been deemed as critical for this role are:   Systems Thinking Takes a long-term view towards organization’s objectives and how to achieve them: Takes holistic long-term view of challenges and opportunities; Anticipates outcomes and potential impacts, seeks stakeholder perspectives; Works towards actions and plans aligned with APS values; Works with others to identify areas for collaboration.    Creative Problem Solving Focuses on continuous improvement and increasing breadth of insight: Asks questions to understand a problem; Looks for new ways to improve results and activities; Explores different work methods and what made projects successful; Collects breadth of data and perspectives to make choices.   Drive for Results Takes and delegates responsibility for outcomes: Uses variety of resources to monitor own performance standards; Acknowledges even indirect responsibility; Commits to what is good for Albertans even if not immediately accepted; Reaches goals consistent with APS direction.

How to Apply

Candidates are required to apply for a job online.   External Applicants: If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to create an account. Please visit to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system.   Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at     Internal Applicants: In order to be recognized as an internal applicant, existing employees should access the Career tile from their home page in 1GX to submit their application.     All Applicants: Tips for applicants:   It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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