RSK Group plc

Senior/Principal Acoustic Consultant

Contract Type
£competitive salary


The RSK Group is one of the UK’s largest and most dynamic, multidisciplinary environmental consultancy, servicing a wide range of clients in the oil, gas, property and manufacturing sectors.  We have offices across Britain, Ireland, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  Since 1989, our philosophy has remained the same: employ, develop and retain talented people. Working for RSK is an opportunity to evolve as a professional, to innovate and to make a difference.


The company now has exciting opportunities for a Senior/Principal level Acoustician to join the team to assist the continued growth of this part of the RSK Group portfolio of services.  The team are currently working on a number of exciting projects and providing support to the rail and renewable sector, power and energy, and mixed use developments.


RSK prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential. 


We are growing fast, providing excellent opportunities for advancement and growth for the right individuals. 


Senior/Principal Acoustic Consultant –Manchester


The Role


The role will involve developing the acoustic business across the North West from RSK’s Manchester Office, with the support of the Team Leader.  The candidate would be responsible for business development, project management of small to large scale projects, preparation of tenders, technical report writing, modelling, peer review and mentoring more junior members of the team.  


You will work on a wide range of projects involving travel around the UK and potentially overseas.   The work will also involve some night-time and weekend tasks (for which time off in lieu would be accrued). 


You must be prepared to travel to site regularly to undertake site surveys and supervise works.  As such a full driving licence is essential.


Desired Skills


You will be enthusiastic, willing to take part in a variety of projects and areas of work, and keen to further your career and expertise in a supportive multi-disciplinary practice.  You will also need to be:

  • Computer literate and be able to quickly adapt to using bespoke software packages
  • Experience with both building and environmental acoustics would be desirable
  • Experience of using different sound level meters
  • Experience with vibration monitoring would be beneficial
  • Computer modelling experience (preferably with CadnaA, CATT or SoundPlan)
  • Experience of peer reviews is essential
  • Ability to mentor and coach more junior members of the team
  • Track record with business development

Person specification

  • 7 years + of experience
  • MIOA essential
  • Degree in Acoustics or related subject
  • Good IT and organisation skills are essential
  • Ability to communicate with peers, colleagues, clients and general public.
  • Competent technical report writing skills
  • Ability to operate independently
  • Good understanding of business model within consultancy

Salary and benefits:

  • £competitive salary
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care
  • Regular training and career development

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter to Kate Pine, HR Advisor at or call 01928 726006 for more information.


RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.


RSK Group plc is an Equal Opportunities Employer.




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