Jacobs Principal/ Senior Acoustic Consultant and Team Leader in Melbourne, Australia

Principal/ Senior Acoustic Consultant and Team Leader


Jacobs is a global provider of technical, professional and scientific services including engineering, architecture, construction, operations and project management. Our portfolio spans industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

About the Opportunity

Jacobs is currently building its acoustics capabilities across Australia and New Zealand and we currently have an excellent opportunity within our Victorian (Melbourne) Acoustics Team for a Senior to Principal Acoustics Consultant / Team Leader. The role will provide technical and professional leadership to our current strong pipeline of work in Victoria and assist in developing the Acoustics Team in Victoria. The role requires a strong client management and business development focus, with the ability to network with new clients and maintain positive relationships with existing clients both internal and external to Jacobs to identify key project and growth opportunities in Victoria and across Australia and New Zealand.

About You

You will have experience in environmental and/ or building acoustics (with a willingness to work across both fields) and managing small teams. Skills and requirements for the role include:

  • Bachelor degree in relevant discipline. Post graduate qualifications are well regarded

  • Well-developed business development skills, ability to maintain positive relationships with existing clients as well as the skills to win new clients. Existing relationships with government or private infrastructure organisations would be well regarded.

  • Senior to Principal level experience with proposals and project management

  • Technical competency and the ability to develop strategies for project execution

  • Recent experience in reviewing acoustic assessments and noise models (SoundPLAN) for large scale infrastructure projects. Experience with CANDA A / R would be beneficial.

  • Skilled people leader able to communicate difficult concepts and negotiate with others to adopt a different point of view

If you are passionate about acoustics and want to work with great people, for great clients and on great projects, then we would love to hear from you.

Why Jacobs

At Jacobs we value people. Having the right balance of diversity, career and lifestyle enables us to consistently deliver and exceed clients’ expectations.

Working alongside industry leaders, you will have the opportunity to develop your career working on key projects in an environment which encourages collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation. To support your professional growth, Jacobs flexible working arrangements, extended leave options and a host of social, health and wellbeing events and initiatives will underpin our commitment to you. Rethinking how you work, our culture at Jacobs means it’s all about what you do, not where you are, which counts!

Please apply online and upload your CV and a cover letter outlining your key experiences demonstrating your supervisory, leadership and management skills and your interest in being considered for the role.

It’s a great time to join Jacobs. Achieve more with a global brand. Apply online by clicking on the link below.

Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.


Primary Location Australia-Australia Countrywide-Melbourne

Req ID: SOU00010C