Acoustical Engineer
Blue Ridge Research and Consulting, LLC
Asheville, North Carolina

Blue Ridge Research and Consulting, LLC is currently seeking an experienced acoustical engineer for our Asheville, NC office. This position involves 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, and outdoor warning system design. Current research areas include noise source visualization of military fighter jets and rocket plumes, long-range sound propagation, and flight profile optimization. Responsibilities include applied acoustic research and modeling, technical reporting, and client interaction.

Applicants must be team oriented, have excellent oral and written communication skills and enjoy working in a high-energy environment. Further, they must apply their strong analytical and computer skills to unique and challenging problems in the military and transportation industries. Computer programming skills are pertinent to success, particularly the following languages: FORTRAN, Matlab, C++, C#, and VB.

Minimum of two years of experience conducting acoustical research and consulting is required. A working knowledge of outdoor sound propagation and acoustic measurement and signal processing techniques is preferred. Additional experience with GIS analysis, computer programming, or other transportation noise models such as TNM, is preferred. The applicant will be encouraged to explore new areas of opportunities as well as expand and improve current lines of work. Previous experience interacting with clients, conducting business development and proposal writing, is preferred.

B.S. degree with a major in physics or engineering disciplines. Master of Science degree or higher preferred.

About Us
BRRC is a small firm located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. We specialize in aviation environmental noise studies and innovative acoustic research and consulting. Our projects range from environmental noise modeling to large research projects and SBIR programs. BRRC encourages innovation and excellence in its work, as well as emphasizes professional advancement for its staff, by creating an environment that rewards highly motivated self-starters and people with a drive to learn. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes healthcare, Long Term Disability, 401k with matching, and profit sharing benefits. Please visit our website at to learn more about us and the projects we are pursuing.

Applicants should send their resume and a letter of introduction to

Posted 11/23/2010

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