Acoustics and Audio Engineer



Hanslope Park (near Milton Keynes)

Contract Type
full-time position for 37 hours per week Monday to Friday.

£37,958 - £40,796

Closing Date
21 August 2023

More info

HMGCC is the engineering specialist at the heart of the UK’s national security. In short, we create the tools and technologies that help protect the nation, at home and overseas. We’re driven by purpose not profit. And to bring engineering ingenuity to the national security mission, we work in close partnership with the intelligence agencies, UK government, academia, private sector partners and international allies.

Your role
As an Acoustics and Audio Engineer, you’ll play a vital role in our mission – ensuring the government’s communications systems in the UK and around the globe are reliable and totally secure. You’ll tackle everything from applied research to design work, and consultancy for internal and external customers. Overall, you’ll experience an interesting mix of theoretical, practical, experimental and innovative work. And you’ll find plenty of scope to take part in academic research or test products, attend events and experience different workstreams.

In fact, no two days will be the same as you collaborate with a wide range of experts to help deliver useable technology in specialist facilities. You’ll review existing solutions and provide recommendations for their adoption. If you spot room for improvement, you’ll lead the way on implementing this too. We’ll stretch your analytical and communication skills through activities like customer discovery and requirements capture. With opportunities for compressed hours and remote working, you’ll enjoy real work-life balance. And as well as access to training and support, you’ll have dedicated learning and development time to keep improving what you do.

 What you’ll need
You’re an inquisitive self-starter who enjoys autonomy and taking the initiative. You’re adaptable and love the challenge of solving hard problems. You have excellent communication skills, and you’re able to share your knowledge in way that’s understood by both technical and non-technical audiences. You also know how to work collaboratively to produce better results. And you have the drive and commitment to finish projects to a high standard.

A degree in acoustical and audio engineering isn’t essential, but you must have a theoretical understanding of acoustics or audio engineering, and the physics of this. Ideally, you also have experience in speech or audio processing, or the design of audio products. It’s also helpful if you bring practical knowledge of subjective testing, and an understanding of psychoacoustics. Either way, you’re keen to learn and continually improve your skills.

What we offer

 We invest in our people, not only with training, but also support throughout your career. You’ll have access to extensive, dedicated career development opportunities, ranging from half-day internal training to distant learning degrees. It’s all designed to help you realise your potential. We also recognise the importance of a great work-life balance. Contracted hours are exactly that, so we’ll pay you for any overtime or give you time off in lieu if things take longer than expected. And you’ll get 25 days’ annual leave (rising to 30 days after 5 years), free parking, access to our onsite nursery (subject to availability), and a free 24-hour gym.

Freedom, progress and openness are values that underpin our way of life. When you join us, you’ll discover a wide range of sports and social societies to help you meet new people – including affinity groups supporting neurodiverse, disabled, LGBTQ+ and ethnic minority colleagues. We’re proud to have an inclusive culture where everyone’s welcome, so you’ll only ever need to be yourself.

Apply now

To find out more and apply, visit our website.

Posted on 12th July 2023 in Job Opportunities in Acoustics