Graduate Acoustics Consultant (Available 2023)

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of designers, advisors and experts working globally. Founded to be humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology, and rigor to shape a better world

Arup’s specialist acoustics, audiovisual, noise, and vibration team solves complex problems in the built and urban environment, from concert halls to high-speed railways.

Responsibilities of this specific role will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Undertake 3D modelling, analytical research and calculations, design work, measurement of noise and vibration
  • Assist with preparation of reports, drawings, sketches, models
  • Visit project sites for inspections, measurements, commissioning, and testing
  • Develop, document, and present concepts and designs using 2D and 3D drawing tools
  • Interpret and apply codes and standard
  • Review engineering and architectural drawings
  • Participate in meetings, design reviews, and coordination sessions with clients and design teams
  • Develop solutions to design issues using listening, critical thinking, application of knowledge, and visual demonstrations to clients



  • Bachelor’s Degree in acoustics or electro acoustics
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA or higher
  • OR a degree in science, architecture, engineering, music with demonstrated coursework in acoustics or related field
  • Professional demeanor
  • Skills in planning, prioritization, and organization
  • Attitude of taking initiative, enthusiasm, and eagerness to learn
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills for internal and external collaborators
  • Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future


  • Master’s Degree in acoustics or closely related field
  • Knowledge of fundamental of acoustics, fundamentals of vibration, engineering acoustics, noise control, digital signal processing, electroacoustics, human responses to acoustics and vibration
  • A background/training in music practice, playing of a musical instrument can be useful
  • Evidence of personal investment in academic or extracurricular field
  • Acoustic and electroacoustic modeling experience: CATT, EASE, Odeon
  • 3D modeling and drafting software: AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, Sketchup
  • Additional computing skills: Max/MSP, Unity Game Engine, Steam VR, Python, TouchDesigner, Disguise (D3), Houdini, OpenFrameworks, Java/OpenGL, Adobe creative suite, Cinema4D, Maya, Node.js, HMTL/CSS/SASS, React.js, Tone.js, MongoDB, WebVR, JavaScript/jQuery, Processing, Arduino, C# / C++, Ableton Live, Sound design (Foley, Music for films, Interactive / Generative sound design), Matlab, ProTools, Audition, Excel, Visual Basic
  • Experience with recording, sound design, Foley, music for films, 3D sound, multimedia, interactive or generative sound design, live sound, video production, production/staging

Notable Projects

For over seven decades Arup has been at the forefront of the most ambitious and innovative design and engineering. From concert halls to national stadiums, renewable energy to driverless cars, we continue to add to that history every day. Notable projects from our Acoustics discipline include:

  • SF MoMA, California
  • Delta LaGuardia Media Wall, New York
  • Reverberation Chamber for Bjork’s Cornucopia Tour

Benefits that Work – At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families while keeping costs low. These benefits provide health and welfare security for you as well as paid time off for rest and renewal. Our Global Profit Share Plan (paid bi-annually) provides an opportunity for you to share in the success of the Firm. As a valued employee of Arup, you can also choose to participate in our 401(k) plan with up to 10% company match to help you save for your future.

Flexible Working – We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options for alternative schedules and the ability to work outside of the office for a portion of your workweek are available.

Arup is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of national origin, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or other status protected by law. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact us at