The ideal candidate will possess an Honours or Masters Degree in Acoustics (or similar) and membership of the Institute of Acoustics. Desirable experience in one or more of the following; undertaking construction (BS 5228 standard), environmental (for industrial facilities – BS 4142 standard), road traffic and /or railway (to support planning) noise impact assessments and/or acoustic modelling.

Location: Scottish office (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee or Inverness)

Reference #: Senior or Principal Acoustic Consultant: 02-2022

We are recruiting for a Senior or Principal Acoustic Consultant to join our growing team, to work from one of our Scottish offices (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee or Inverness).

Position Overview and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Deliver acoustic consultancy projects unassisted.
  • Assist the firm with business development.
  • Prepare written technical reports to a high standard.
  • Liaise with clients, local authorities and regulators.
  • Prepare proposals and define project budgets.
  • Undertake project administration and management.


The ideal candidate will possess an Honours or Masters Degree in Acoustics (or similar), an associate or full membership of the Institute of Acoustics and have a full U.K. driving licence with clean driver record.


The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas/disciplines in a consultancy role:

  • Construction noise assessment and management plans to the BS 5228 standard.
  • Environmental noise impact assessment for industrial facilities to the BS 4142 standard.
  • Road traffic and railway noise impact assessments in support of planning applications.
  • Liaison with local authorities and the planning process.
  • UK noise policy and guidance, to include the PPC/EP regulatory regime.
  • Liaison with environmental regulators and the environmental permitting process.
  • Acoustic modelling.

The following experience would also be viewed favourably:

  • Industrial noise attenuation equipment solutions.
  • Windfarm noise impact assessments.

Personal Attributes/Skills

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be self-motivated with a desire and enthusiasm to be successful.
  • Have excellent personal interface and communications abilities.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Have strong analytical skills.
  • Be a ‘self-starter’ and possess commercial awareness.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and position requirements.

About Mabbett

Mabbett is an equal opportunities employer and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits programmes with growth opportunities. Mabbett supports career development to include active participation in membership of professional organisations.

To Apply

To apply for this position in complete confidence, please send a CV and Covering Letter, identifying how your qualifications, experience and attributes match the job description. Potential candidates are also requested to provide an indication of their salary expectations and confirm which Mabbett office(s) they would consider working from.

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