Job Openings

Date Posted: September 11, 2017

Position: Environmental Protection Specialist

Location: Washington, D.C.

Agency:FHWA-Office of Natural Environment

Job Details:

The FHWA has a posting for an Environmental Protection Specialist position in the Office of Natural Environment in Washington,DC.


The employee serves as a professional specialist for FHWA in highway traffic noise and its relationship to the transportation program. This position is assigned to the Air Quality, Transportation Conformity, and Noise Team within the Office of Natural Environment, Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty. The specialist uses expert knowledge in areas that involve and relate to the highway traffic noise aspects of transportation environmental-related matters of Title 23, U.S.C, and transportation programs. The specialist is responsible for providing technical guidance and policy interpretation on the development of national policies, procedures, and techniques for mitigating transportation-related noise impacts and for providing assistance in the interpretation of FHWA policies, procedures, and regulations. The specialist also is responsible for providing technical assistance on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as related to highway traffic noise.

Contact Information: Please apply for this position using the following address USAjobs-FHWA

Job Openings

Date Posted: August 11, 2017

Position: Senior Traffic Noise Engineer

Location: Raleigh, NC

Agency:North Carolina Department of Transportation

Job Details: NCDOT is seeking a Senior Traffic Noise Engineer. Job duties includes:

  • Conducting traffic noise analyses and reviewing traffic noise analyses conducted by private engineering firms
  • Field monitoring and collecting data, building and running noise models using Traffic Noise Model 2.5 (TNM), recommending noise abatement and designing sound barriers/noise walls, preparing and reviewing traffic and design noise reports
  • Planning, scheduling, assigning, tracking, and reporting work tasks, as well as scoping contract work, estimating labor and costs, and negotiating fees
  • Participating in public meetings and hearings as a subject matter expert on traffic noise issues and responding to citizen concerns about traffic noise and abatement
  • Providing needed expertise, technical assistance, and regulatory guidance to the agency regarding traffic noise and its abatement and project level air quality considerations.

    • Advanced traffic noise modeling skills and experience with Traffic Noise Model (TNM computer noise modeling software, and with MicroStation, ArcGIS and Geopak software
    • Knowledge of the NCDOT Traffic Noise Policy, NCDOT Traffic Noise Manual, NCDOT Air Quality Manual, and Federal Highway Administration regulations pertaining primarily to traffic noise and abatement and project-level air quality analysis, and secondarily to highway planning, environment, design and construction
    • Demonstrated ability communicating highly technical findings, results, and recommendations verbally and in writing to both professional peers and to the public
    • Experience with project level air quality analysis using MOVES model is a plus

      Contact Information: Please apply for this position using the following address careers-NCDOT

      Job Openings

      Date Posted: August 7, 2017

      Position: Acoustical Engineer

      Location: To be Determined

      Department/Division:Transportation / Planning


      Job Details: RK&K, is a 1,200+ person multi-disciplinary consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. The firm has been operating throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States since its inception in 1923, providing services to a wide array of local, state, federal, and private sector clients. The firm employs a well-diversified staff of engineers, designers, planners, scientists, environmental specialists, surveyors, CADD designers, construction managers/inspectors, support and field staff. RK&K expertise is in transportation, traffic, transit/rail, structural, geotechnical, environmental, and water resources engineering; natural gas, petroleum and pipeline engineering; planning and cultural resources; construction management and inspection; hazardous waste; energy management; land and site development; natural resources; GIS, computer programming and graphic design; and surveys. RK&K is searching for a mid- to senior-level Acoustical Engineer. The primary responsibilities will be to perform noise impact assessment, abatement design and optimization, and reporting according to the requirements of the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), Federal regulations, and States policies. The types of projects include Federal-aid, State-funded, and municipal highway and railway projects. Daily activities include obtaining and evaluating noise monitoring data, creating computer models, assessing traffic noise impacts, designing and/or optimizing sound barriers, checking project plans and quantities, and report writing. Qualified applicants must have applied acoustical theory and/or design experience, and must have strong mathematics and writing skills.


      • Bachelor Degree in Acoustics / Acoustical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Science, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics
      • 5+ years related experience (including post-graduate study)
      • Experience obtaining and analyzing sound level data, and acquiring sound recordings
      • Proficiency with FHWA Traffic Noise Model (FHWA TNM v2.5), preferably with formal training
      • Experience with engineering drawing software (Microstation, Geopak, AutoCAD, etc.), ArcGIS, and Microsoft Office applications
      • Engineering design experience, preferably transportation-related
      • Excellent mathematics, and written and oral communication skills
      • Ability to collaborate as part of internal multidisciplinary design teams, and engage directly to maintain and build long-standing client relationships
      • Requires occasional travel We offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience and an excellent fringe benefits package including: a 401(k) Plan with strong company match; Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance; Paid Vacation; Tuition Reimbursement; and the opportunity for personal and professional growth. RK&K is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

        Contact Information: Please apply for this position using the following address careers-RK&K

        Job Openings

        Date Posted: June 26, 2017

        Position: Acoustical Consultant

        Location: Baltimore, MD; Fairfax, VA; Valley Forge, PA

        Company:Gannett Fleming, Inc.

        Job Details: Gannett Fleming is looking for an Acoustical Consultant to contribute to a wide range of projects involving on a variety of environmental licensing, permitting and compliance to join our Noise, Vibration and Air Quality Acoustics Group in the Mid-Atlantic region. The successful candidate will assist with highway and rail transportation noise, environmental noise, industrial noise projects. The successful candidate will participate in sound level measurement programs, data collection, data analysis and report preparation. In addition, he/she will be involved in conducting research in a wide range of environmental acoustic areas including sound and noise source measurements, general and specialized modeling, soundscape, and transportation noise visualizations. Responsibilities involve applied acoustical research as well as interacting with clients, noise analysis modeling, and technical reporting.


        • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Acoustics, Engineering, Engineering Science, Physics or a related field; Master Degree preferred
        • 2-5 years of experience working in a consulting environment
        • Demonstrated proficiency using sound level measurement equipment
        • Experience with the FHWA TNM2.5 model
        • Proficient and hands on experience using Microstation, AutoCAD or GIS
        • Computer programming skills are preferred
        • Ability to collaborate as part of a multidisciplinary project team
        • Superior written and verbal communication skills

          Preferred Experience:
          • Demonstrated experience with industry standard transportation noise models and GIS analysis is preferred
          • Experience managing takes with an interest in leading projects, expanding current lines of work, and potentially exploring new areas of opportunities, will also be considered
          • Adept at interacting with clients, participating in business development activities, and writing proposals

            Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disability status. NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted. Gannett Fleming, Inc. will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position. No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local residents will be given preference.

            Contact Information: Please apply for this position using the following address careers-gannettfleming