Senior Sound & Vibration/Acoustical Engineer

Billerica, Massachusetts

Type: Contract-to-Hire

Category: Transportation

Job ID: 147886

Date Posted: 12/12/2019

Senior Sound & Vibration/Acoustical Engineer - Marine

Leading engineering consulting firm specializing in marine and industrial noise and vibration control is seeking a Senior Sound & Vibration/Acoustical Engineer. We take pride in creating unique solutions to difficult problems by developing and using advanced modeling and measurement approaches. Our engineers perform predictions and assessments of airborne noise, underwater noise, vibration, stress, and more. We assist a diverse range of clients to design and maintain safe and comfortable shipboard environments as well as understand and control the impacts of noise in the environment.

You will join a talented team in a unique small business environment, combining your analytical skills with hands-on testing to develop quiet designs, perform diagnostics, and solve challenging problems.

You will have opportunities to create computer models of noise, vibration, and stress using Statistical Energy Analysis, Finite Element Analysis, and other methods. Your knowledge of marine acoustics will be directly applied to assessing noise and vibration environments at sea. Company encourages forward thinking and identification of new approaches to data collection and analysis. Travel is required throughout the United States and sometimes abroad.


  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, preferably with coursework in acoustics and/or vibrations.


  • 5+ years of working experience with exposure to acoustics and/or marine structures.
  • Thorough understanding of sound and vibration in land-based or marine environments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to coordinate technical work of other professionals on specific projects.
  • Experience with finite element analysis, MATLAB, Python, and/or other computational modeling tools or computer languages.
  • Sound, vibration, and modal testing experience is preferred.
  • Travel and fieldwork are required. Some project assignments may require a valid driver's license, current passport, and/or TWIC card.
  • Company works on ITAR and classified projects. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen in order to comply with the requirements of these projects.


  • Manage marine projects
  • Perform and oversee acoustical and vibration design assessments
  • Identify and develop mitigation strategies
  • Lead noise and vibration tests of ships and other marine structures.