Senior Acoustics Physicist/Engineer · Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

We seek a Senior Acoustics Physicist/Engineer to report to the Director of Systems.

This role is based out of 25 Parker Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2Y 4T5.


The Senior Acoustics Physicist/Engineer will play a crucial role in designing, developing, and implementing acoustic solutions for various projects. This individual will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that acoustics requirements are integrated seamlessly into product designs and engineering processes. The ideal candidate should have extensive experience in acoustics engineering, excellent problem-solving skills, and a passion for innovation.


Start Date: Immediate

Hours of Work: This is a full-time position working 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday

Salary & Benefits:  Sensor Technology offers competitive compensation and a generous healthcare spending account, including a subsidy for fitness equipment and gym memberships.

We offer a supportive, collaborative work environment, growth and professional development opportunities and opportunities for growth and professional development.


Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Leading the development and implementation of acoustic solutions
  • Conducting comprehensive acoustic simulations, measurements, and analyses to optimize product performance and meet acoustics requirements
  • Collaborating with design, engineering, and manufacturing teams to integrate acoustics considerations into product development processes from concept to production
  • Designing and prototyping acoustic components and systems
  • Evaluating and selecting appropriate materials, technologies, and techniques to achieve desired acoustic performance targets
  • Defining and executing test plans to validate acoustic designs and troubleshoot any issues that arise during development
  • Staying current with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in acoustics engineering
  • Mentoring junior engineers and providing technical guidance on acoustic design principles, methodologies, and tools
  • Communicating project status, findings, and recommendations effectively to stakeholders through reports, presentations, and technical documentation
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, standards, and quality requirements related to acoustics and sound emissions

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree in acoustic engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, applied physics, or a related field. A Master’s degree or Ph.D. is highly desirable
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience working with underwater acoustics is highly desirable
  • Proficient in acoustics modelling, simulation, beamforming, sensor design, and/or system implementation and testing
  • Proficient in acoustics physics, specializing in underwater environments and Multiphysics modelling. Demonstrated ability to analyze and model complex physical phenomena comprehensively
  • A proven track record of successful product development projects
  • Proficiency in computing environments such as Python, Mathematica, MATLAB, or equivalent is essential
  • Experience with simulation and computation software is preferred
  • Strong understanding of acoustic principles, wave propagation, and signal processing
  • Experience with acoustic measurement equipment and techniques, such as hydrophones, laser vibrometry, and anechoic chambers
  • Experience performing laboratory experiments and evaluating fieldable prototypes
  • Proficiency in acoustic or Multiphysics simulation tools (COMSOL, SIMULIA, MAVART, or similar)
  • Strong skills in Python, MATLAB or Mathematica for simulation, automation, and data analysis
  • Strong hands-on skills needed for the test, measurement, and experimental validation of proposed designs
  • Proficiency in CAD software for designing acoustic components and systems (e.g., SolidWorks, AutoCAD)
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex acoustic issues and propose practical solutions
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and to communicate effectively with non-technical audiences
  • The ability to support business development initiatives, write proposals, white papers, and technical documents
  • Proven leadership abilities, including the ability to mentor junior engineers and lead technical projects
  • Candidates must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada under relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations


We would love to hear from you if you want to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Sensor Technology is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. We encourage you to contact us if you require accommodation in the recruitment process or need this job posting in an alternative format.


While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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