Wilson Ihrig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Career development is encouraged through participation in professional organizations.

Wilson Ihrig, now in our 51st year, is an internationally-renowned consulting firm that offers a complete range of professional services associated with acoustics, noise, and vibration control. We are currently seeking Assistant Acoustical Consultants, Associate Acoustical Consultants, and Senior Acoustical Consultants in our San Francisco Bay Area, CA (HQ) and New York City offices. Education and experience needs to be commensurate with the position you are interested in, typically, 0 to 3 years, 3 to 6 years, and 6 plus years, respectively.

We serve a wide range of clients on projects concerning transportation, building, and environmental issues. Typical project work areas include rail and automotive transportation systems, architectural and building acoustics, industrial noise control, HVAC and mechanical equipment, community and environmental acoustics, and construction noise and vibration monitoring. We highly value accurate empirical data, and you may make all manner of noise, vibration, pressure, strain, and other physical measurements in the course of your work. You will be joining a staff of 25 people that collectively has more than 200 years of experience and knowledge.

Work will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Extensive acoustical and vibration measurements, usually in the field. Field trips may happen outside normal working hours, may require long days, and do involve travel to different parts of the country (or the world!)
  • Field work can require climbing ladders, navigating on-site barriers, walking to remote off-road locations and transporting equipment that can weigh as much as 50 lbs.
  • Noise and vibration technical analyses
  • Preparation and/or support of reports (including writing and graphics) in clear, concise English


  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. degree in Acoustics, Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Engineering, or other discipline with coursework related to acoustics and vibration. Master’s or Ph.D. degree preferred for senior level positions
  • Knowledge of continuum mechanics, solid mechanics, and/or structural dynamics a plus
  • Direct, relatable experience to match the level of position you are seeking
  • Creative, adaptable, independent, resourceful, dedicated, enthusiastic
  • Experience using sound and/or vibration measurement equipment
  • Ability to analyze digitally recorded acoustical and vibration data
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with sound and vibration prediction model software (SoundPlan, CadnaA), CAD programs, MatLab, and/or programming languages is highly desirable
  • Vibration expertise and transportation project experience a plus
  • Must demonstrate at the time of hire proof of permission to work permanently in the United States

Please submit a cover letter introducing yourself and why you would like to work for Wilson Ihrig, along with your resume, Employment Application Form, and Permission to Obtain Information and Release Form (Wilson Ihrig Job Application 2018) all in PDF format to: careers@wiai.com
or mail to:
Wilson Ihrig
6001 Shellmound Street, Suite 400
Emeryville, CA 94608