Senior Acoustic Consultant

Job Title: Senior Acoustic Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH26335
Contact Name: Barrie Dempster
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 3 years ago

Senior Acoustic Consultant

Location: Leeds/Manchester or Newcastle

I am working with a leading consultancy looking to recruit a Senior Acoustic Consultant to join our expanding Environmental UK team based in Manchester, Leeds or Newcastle. They will consider part time applications for this position (Minimum of 22.5 hours per week).

They have an extensive portfolio of work and the role will involve management/direction, and acquisition, of projects of various sizes including energy (including nuclear and renewables), industry, port and coastal developments, flood and coastal defence, and more general development schemes.

You will have a have a technical background in environmental acoustics with substantial experience of environmental consultancy enabling you to undertake acoustic work within the context of EIA/ESIA and Environmental Permitting as well as standalone noise and vibration projects.

You will be able to lead and deliver first-class noise and vibration assessment services to both internal and external clients, to undertake survey and modelling work, to contribute to the costing and budgeting of those services, and to be involved in external communication and growth of the team.

You must be able to work in a team and, at times, independently. Ongoing contact with project managers, discipline lead and team leaders, and networking within the business group and company as a whole, will be key to the successful execution of the role, both in terms of winning new project work and to ensure continual involvement on current projects.

Your main areas of work will be:-

  • Environmental consultancy;
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and environmental appraisal;
  • Supporting the delivery of developments and projects within the UK Consent and Planning system and/or Marine Licensing regime;
  • Environmental investigations, monitoring, data analysis and assessment; and
  • General support to senior technical specialists and the wider team.


  • Bachelors (essential) and Masters degree (desirable) in a core science, environmental science, or related discipline;
  • demonstrable experience of noise monitoring surveys, environmental noise assessment, EIA, PPG24, BS4142 and IPPC permitting;
  • Full IoA membership;
  • Experienced in the use of noise modelling software;
  • Solid understanding of legislative and other drivers, including industry best practice and the EIA process, which form the framework within which noise and vibration work is carried out;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organisational, analytical and time management skills;
  • Substantial experience in consultancy;
  • Strong network across relevant industry sectors, including both clients and relevant regulators;
  • A proactive outlook, and the ability to work constructively on own initiative and within a team;
  • Robust project management and financial management skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organisational, analytical and time management skills;
  • Ability to work on own initiative and also as part of a team;
  • Focused, articulate and professional in appearance and standard of work;
  • Commercial acumen and recognition of growth of services;
  • Confidence at the client-interface; and
  • Willingness to travel, including possibly to international destinations.


  • Building acoustics experience
  • Experience of environmental due diligence
  • Knowledge of international EIA
  • Language skills (European languages, Russian, Arabic)
  • Experience outside the consultancy environment (ie as client or regulator)

We look forward to receiving your application. For further information, then please contact Barrie Dempster at ALLEN & YORK LTD on 01202 888986 or email