Traffic Noise Analyst

HNTB Job Title
Planner IV
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Why Choose HNTB?

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.


The time is right to join HNTB!  We are seeking candidates for a Traffic Noise Analyst in our Raleigh, NC office.


This position will be responsible for conducting noise analyses for highway transportation projects, primarily in support of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).  The successful candidate will work on multiple projects and interact with all levels of staff. Must have a thorough knowledge of highway engineering planning, design, and construction practices and principles. As a mid-level professional, this individual will apply their academic, past work experience, and knowledge on a wide variety of noise-related projects. Will work directly with clients and be responsible for going to meetings with clients and project stakeholders, as well as interacting with internal and external experts in their field of expertise. This position involves some oversight of junior staff.

Job Summary

With minimal supervision develops technical solutions and strategies for small-scale planning projects or for portions of larger projects. Responsible for proactively overseeing other project team members in development of solutions. May serve as a task leader or project manager on a limited basis for select small scale project. Task assignee on multiple projects.

Essential Responsibility

  • Prepares scopes of work, fee proposals and assists with responses to RFP’s.
  • Coordinates with clients on a regular basis to complete assigned tasks.
  • May oversee the work of less experienced staff. Assists in directing teams for small scaled projects.
  • Conducts research and detailed analysis of data.
  • Interfaces with client group and community stakeholders. Responsible for significant portions of presentations and public facilitation.
  • Identifies and recommends appropriate technical procedures that should be used on a project.
  • Prepares technical plans and reports.
  • Prepares written reports on small to medium sized planning projects. Responsible for significant portions of presentations and public facilitation.
  • Uses technical software to perform project analysis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

- Conducts field studies and traffic noise modeling, and prepares written Traffic Noise Reports (TNR) and Design Noise Reports (DNR) consistent with the requirements of 23 CFR 772 and the NCDOT Traffic Noise Policy and Traffic Noise Manual.
- Coordinates and conducts field work related to noise analyses for highway projects.
- Conducts traffic noise modeling using the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Traffic Noise Model (TNM) and construction noise modeling using the FHWA Roadway Construction Noise Model.
- Utilizes TNM to design noise barriers and Microstation to prepare envelope drawings.
- Utilizes Microstation as necessary to develop geometric inputs to TNM.
- Utilized ArcGIS to prepare TNM inputs and create figures for noise reports.
- Creates written noise technical reports for transportation projects including but not limited to projects prepared under the requirements of NEPA and SEPA.
- Interacts effectively with other staff and stakeholders/clients.
- Participates in community meetings, workshops and hearings.
- Plans and arranges schedules and budgets for projects with an emphasis on budgeting time to finish projects on time and on budget.
- Coordinates project team activities and delegates work when appropriate.
- Drafts project proposals and scopes and budgets as needed for projects.
- Provides direction to junior staff in conducting field studies, noise modeling, and document preparation.
- Works with federal, state and local government clients as assigned.
- Performs other related tasks and special assignments as required.
- Responsible for discipline engineering designs.
- Helps supervise, schedule and check work of project team members.
- Responsible for productivity of subordinates and on time, on budget projects.

Basic Qualification

Bachelor's degree in Planning or related field
6 years related experience
4 years related experience (with Master's degree in Planning or related)

Preferred Qualification/Skills

PE registration

General Work Conditions

Office Environment: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently, and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use.

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. 

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.


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