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Graduate Acoustics Consultant - Bristol (Immediate Start)




Acoustics and Air Quality

Employment type

Full time

Contract type


An exciting opportunity has emerged for a Graduate Acoustic Consultant to join our growing team in Bristol (BS1 4RW). 

The Team

We are a close-knit team that works collectively towards challenges. We value the input of all members of the team and encourage everyone to bring ideas to the table. Bristol is an established Acoustics team in Hydrock and is part of a UK-wide team of 16 acousticians and 5 air quality consultants. We have a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge. We deliver a fresh and contemporary approach to acoustics and audio visual design for clients across the UK. Our team has experience of working on a broad range of projects including state-of the-art architectural development of recording studios, cinemas and concert halls.

Local Projects

We have a diverse portfolio of work, typically delivered alongside a number of out other consultancy services. Recent and active projects include:  

  • An award-winning film studio in South Bristol
  • Local music venues
  • Wildlife conservation schemes
  • Community centre and event spaces
  • Office and residential schemes in Bristol and across the South West 
  • Passivhaus, NZC, and SEN educational facilities
  • University schemes 

Responsibilities of the role: 

  • Undertaking environmental noise surveys across Bristol and the South West
  • Data analysis and assessments for various projects 
  • Acoustic calculations using various standards and software packages
  • 3D Noise/Acoustic modelling 
  • Contribution to report writing
  • Management of smaller scale projects (for candidates with previous experience)


  • A degree in Acoustics or related discipline (Physics / Music Technology etc) OR IOA Diploma in Acoustics & Noise Control.
  • A valid driving license
  • Good Microsoft Office skills essential such as Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Motivated and ambitious to add value to the team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and data analysis skills
  • Be a self-motivated team player with good people skills


The team provides the following services to clients: 

  • Environmental noise surveys and assessments
  • Design reports across the RIBA design stages
  • Assessment of projects against British and International Standards
  • Liaison with statutory authorities, architects, the design team and contractors
  • Attendance at client, design and site meetings. Site inspections and reporting
  • Development of in-house software spreadsheets and design tools 
  • Building acoustic models using CATT, Odeon, Cadna, SoundPlan, etc.

What's great about Hydrock now Stantec

We are a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 900 staff in 21 offices across the UK. Our driving motivation is to be a ‘Force for Good’, as it is our aim to improve the quality of people’s lives from our employees to our clients, through to the communities we work in and our planet as a whole through the work we do.  

From the buildings that surround you, the roads and bridges you cross, all related to the infrastructure that we create, we aim to offer the most sustainable possibilities to shape the places, communities and society that we live in through meeting our client’s needs. Through the path we are on to delivering a green future, the result is something that everyone can be proud of. 

Named as Building’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2023, we’re known for delivering outstanding sustainable projects for our communities, planet, and society.

Some of these projects have recently received industry accolades, including Cleveland Pools winning the Conservation and Regeneration category at the Construction Excellence South West Awards 2023; Bay Technology Centre named Commercial Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2022; YGG Tan-y-Lan picked out in the Integration and Collaborative Working category at Construction Excellence Wales Awards 2022; The Deaf Academy singled out for its Universal Design at the Civic Trust Awards 2022; and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living sweeping up at the Bristol Property Awards.

Take a look at our 2023 end of year film and get a feel for what we’re all about. 


What we can offer you: 

  • Inspiring and supportive colleagues 
  • Reward for progression and hard work 
  • An opportunity to develop your soft skills, as well your technical skills
  • Competitive starting salary 
  • Excellent health benefits 25 days of holiday (buy/sell up to five days), accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too!
  • An earlier finish on Friday (4pm!) 
  • An opportunity to give back: “Day off for good cause” (on a workday) 
  • A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme 


A place to feel included

We champion diversity, equity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we commit to supporting our employees and ensure we create a safe environment that nurtures you to perform at your best. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving this aim.  

We consider all application individually with the required qualifications and knowledge without regard to any of the protected characteristics. We would like to provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience so we ask with are made aware of any physical or neurodiverse condition within your application for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us. 


Looking for the next steps? 

Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you as soon as your application’s been reviewed.

If shortlisted, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock now Stantec. 

If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices. 

For the latest updates and news, connect with us on our LinkedIn page