Acoustic Engineer

What we do

Since 1966, Max Fordham LLP has worked with the world’s leading architects to create beautifully engineered buildings. We make buildings work. We engineer the air, light, sound and energy in buildings.

Our business is the creative, innovative and elegant design of building services, and our engineers bring an understanding of the whole building, from early stage design concept to the detail of delivery.  We are the originators of architectural engineering – the drive for engineers to care as much about the finish of the buildings as the architects.

Our team of specialist Acoustic Engineers designs and delivers out-standing acoustic environments for buildings of all scales in a wide variety of sectors - cultural, educational, residential and commercial.  Our recent projects include the winner of the 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize, Newport Street Gallery and the Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement in Copenhagen.

We are delighted to have been awarded CIBSE’s Building Services Consultancy of the Year 2014, and are particularly proud of the fact that the CIBSE Young Engineers’ Network awarded us Employer of the Year (medium-sized firms) 2012 and 2014. Building Magazine also voted us as the Best Engineering employer in their Good Employer Guide 2014, and Guardian UK300 has us listed in the firms graduates would most like to work for in 2015. The Job Crowd voted us in the Top 100 (Smaller Intake) 2015 and 2016.

What you could do

You will join the team of seven specialist Acoustic Engineers. You will learn to think about buildings in an integrated way - enabling you to solve problems other approaches might not even find. You will be working with leading architects, taking responsibility for all aspects of acoustic design - attending design meetings, making on-site measurements and producing simulations with room acoustic and noise mapping software.

We attach great importance to the people who join us, and our founding values remain true today.  We are a limited Liability Partnership. The structure of our organisation is designed to give all who work with us a voice in key decisions, and all employees are considered for partnership after four years of continuous employment with us.

Now what to do

Applicants would be either a recent graduate or preferably may already have up to two years’ experience working as an acoustic engineer. The position is available to start immediately in either our London or Manchester Office.  You should have a degree with minimum grade of 2:1 or equivalent in a STEM discipline. If your degree is not in acoustics then you should also hold a suitable acoustics qualification such as the IOA diploma or be able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience.

Please send us your CV, demonstrating academic achievement, relevant experience and interests, and a chatty letter, telling us how your skills and experience would enhance the work that we do, and why you would like to work for us. 

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