Senior Acoustic Consultant - HS2
£50,000 - £55,000 per annum
My client, a major joint venture, is actively seeking to attract a Senior Acoustic Consultant to join them on one of the most significant infrastructure projects this country has undertaken in years, High Speed Two (HS2).
The Senior Acoustic Consultant will advise the project on contractual and legal requirements regarding noise and vibration. Providing a key link between my clients environmental team, consents team, and the construction team.
- Provide support and advice to the project team on all matters of noise and vibration. Assist with ensuring the compliance of construction works with HS2 works information, consents and Undertakings & Assurances relevant to noise and vibration.
- Preparation and input into the project noise and vibration management plan. Provide briefings and training where necessary to convey noise and vibration information on the project.
- Preparation of Section 61 consent applications, dispensations and variations. This will include the noise modelling and predictions as well as text required for the consents.
- Liaison with the delivery team programmers, construction managers and engineers to understand the works programme, plant requirements, and methodology to prepare consent applications. Provide advice and recommendations regarding Best Practicable Means and measures to reduce noise and vibration.
- Carry out attended noise or vibration monitoring and prepare the associated reports. Interpret and gather data from monitoring. Provide advice and recommendations regarding level exceedances in order that the impact of the construction works are minimised.
- Liaise with Stakeholders including local authorities along the route regarding noise and vibration, monitoring and consents. Attend meetings with the local authorities to discuss the construction works, consents and monitoring.
- Assist with managing noise and vibration risk on the project, applying applicable mitigations & communicating these to all relevant parties. Continuously seek ways to reduce impact through improved technology, awareness & education and behavioural management.
- Develop technical reports related to BS4142:2014, NI/TRH, vibration risk etc.
- Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project.
Required qualifications, skills, behaviours and attributes
- Experience (training and education) relevant to managing noise and vibration on major construction projects;
- Good knowledge and practicable experience of the Section 61 process and how to comply with them;
- Experience of liaison with Stakeholders including statutory bodies such as local authorities;
- Experience of preparing, obtaining and complying with Section 61 consents; and
- Be an associate or full member of the Institute of Acoustics (or equivalent competent body)
- High degree of professionalism and strong communication skills required for regular regulator engagement
- Demonstrates a passion for the Environment and Sustainability, driving innovation and an ability and desire to positively influence and develop those around them.