Jacobs Principal Acoustician / Technical Director, Acoustics in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Principal Acoustician / Technical Director, Acoustics


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 74,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we’re looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there to be our next generation of leaders.

Our Environment, Maritime & Resilience business provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management. Our environmental capabilities comprise of in excess of 1000 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with reach into the Middle East and in India.

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for a Principal Acoustician/ Technical Director, Acoustics. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

As a Principal you will help in the development of our acoustics capability.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing day to day the existing team based in Glasgow.

  • Briefing, planning, delivery and technical quality of a range of acoustics projects

  • Provide advice direct to external clients and internal clients.

  • Build upon and develop relationships with both existing internal and external clients.



  • First degree in relevant subject (2.1 Hons minimum), Second degree in a relevant subject

  • Experience of bidding/tendering for internal and external opportunities and strong commercial awareness

  • Ability to influence engineers to arrive at sustainable solutions

  • Ability to work effectively in teams to tight deadlines and budgets

  • Ability to coordinate and manage geographically dispersed teams

  • Proven Project Management experience

  • Engagement and negotiation with statutory agencies

  • The ability to take the initiative and have the necessary skills to aid the delivery of a variety of projects within a multi-disciplined organisation

  • Strong collaborative skills and experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team

  • Commercial awareness with good client facing skills and the ability to price work, evaluate risk and prepare proposals

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you’ll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have recently celebrated 10 years of our culture of caring - ‘ BeyondZero ’.We see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering)initiatives. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred oninclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:


We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Glasgow

Req ID: BIA0000HS