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Irvine, California, United States of America
JOB #R2102855

Noise Specialist

Noise Specialist

Irvine, Los Angeles or San Diego, CA

We are ICF’s Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow

Job Description

To support our growth, ICF is seeking a Noise Specialist to contribute to the development of innovative, accurate, timely, and quality products and services, typically working on multiple projects with all levels of staff. The Noise Specialist position will work with current ICF noise staff to conduct noise studies for development and transportation projects in support of ICF’s southern California Region.  You will apply your academic knowledge, gain exposure to major projects, build project management skills, interact with experts and clients in the field, while building content knowledge and consulting skills. Position is available in Irvine, Los Angeles or San Diego, CA.

What you will do

  • Conducts field studies and traffic noise modeling under the supervision of senior noise staff.

  • Helps to prepare written Noise Study Reports (NSR) and Noise Abatement Decision Reports (NADR) consistent with the requirements of 23CFR772 and the Caltrans Traffic Noise Analysis Protocol.

  • Coordinates and conducts field work related to noise analyses for various types of projects under the supervision of senior noise staff.  

  • Aids with the preparation of noise modeling using the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Traffic Noise Model (TNM), rail noise modeling using Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) models, construction noise modeling using the FHWA Roadway Construction Noise Model (RCNM), and general noise modeling using SoundPLAN, under the supervision of senior noise staff.  

  • Assists senior noise staff with the creation of written noise technical reports for transportation, industrial, commercial development, and construction projects including, but not limited to, projects prepared under the requirements of CEQA and NEPA.

  • Interacts effectively with other staff and stakeholders/clients.

  • Aids senior noise staff with the preparation of project proposals and scopes and budgets as needed for projects.

What you will need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in acoustics, physics, engineering, environmental science or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience in noise analysis.

  • Competency in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).

  • Ability to conduct outdoor fieldwork for extended periods, including lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. on occasion.

  • Must have valid driver’s license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check, with willingness to travel for fieldwork and meetings, and occasional overnight travel as necessary.

What we hope you have

The following qualifications are not essential for an entry-level candidates, but are considered highly desirable:

  • 1-3 years of experience in noise monitoring and analysis.

  • Basic understanding of Federal or State guidelines such as 23CFR772, or Caltrans Traffic Noise Analysis Protocol and Technical Noise Supplement (TeNS).

  • Basic understanding of TNM, SoundPLAN, or similar noise modeling software.

  • General understanding of NEPA and CEQA guidelines.

  • Experience with developing and maintaining project schedules.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate with project managers and senior noise and transportation staff. 

  • A basic understanding of MicroStation or AutoCAD.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Irvine, CA (CA79)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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