Graduate Acoustics Engineer
graduate scheme

Graduate Acoustics Engineer

Hoare Lea & Partners
Competitive salary
UK wide
Time left to apply
14 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Standing in a building, knowing you designed solutions that made it what it is: how it feels, how it functions, how it looks…

That’s the moment great engineering comes to life.

What are you looking for?
Are you an aspiring acoustics engineer looking to make a difference to the world around you? Do you want the chance to grow, learn, and be supported by industry leaders? This ever-changing world will be shaped by the buildings put into it; and we know it’s often the newest minds who have the brightest ideas.

What can we offer you?
As a leading international firm of consulting engineers, we didn’t build a 150-year legacy by standing still. The built environment is where our design-led work can carve out a better future for the planet and its people. For us, it’s about putting heart, soul, innovation and sustainability into the building and infrastructure projects we work on. You will receive the best training and development through our Specialist Group Professional Development scheme. We are committed to the ongoing professional development of our graduates and will support you to reach Corporate Membership of the IOA and Chartered Engineer status.

What could you be part of?
These days, acoustics engineering is a lot more than decibel calculations; we look at the development and its environment as a whole and are involved in every stage, from initial client discussions right through to construction and compliance acoustic testing. . We collaborate with colleagues from other engineering disciplines, architects and other construction professionals, playing a critical role in every building’s design stages.

What might you be doing?
Working as part of a project team, you will support engineers to complete their job functions. You will carry out acoustic calculations and computer modelling for design purpose and assist with the delivery of technical reports. You will be responsible for elements of detailed design delivery. You will mainly be office based but you will regularly be required to attend sites to carry out noise survey and testing.

  • Environmental noise and vibration surveying
  • Noise assessment report writing
  • Sound insulation design by calculations and with software predictions tools
  • Reverberation time calculations and predictions using computer modelling technique
  • Architectural acoustic report writing
  • On site acoustic testing

Company information

Why does our work make a difference?
We play a major role in driving sustainable development and design for the wellbeing of building occupants. We help create some of the most innovative low-carbon buildings, pushing the limit on what’s possible. Our projects cover almost every sector – from healthcare, residential and retail, to defence, arts & heritage and education – ranging from small studies and reports to large-scale developments valued at more than £4billion.

Person requirements

  • Excellent communication, analytical and organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • A friendly, ambitious and confident individual with a flexible and resilient approach

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • An expected or achieved 2:1 or above in a degree or master’s degree related to acoustic engineering
  • A degree or master’s degree in another engineering or science discipline will be considered if complemented with an IOA diploma
  • Previous placement or work experience in a similar industry is an advantage

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary


UK wide

How to apply

Please visit our careers page via the Apply button for our graduate programme. This role is available across a number of locations. Please select a maximum of two locations that you would be happy to work.

We will be shortlisting candidates as part of an on-going process, so apply early to avoid disappointment. Any offer of employment will be conditional upon you providing evidence of your right to work in the UK.

Closing date: 01/01/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 01/01/2018

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