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Environmental Noise Officer

Location Belfast
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £18.53 per hour
Published about 1 year ago
Start date ASAP
Contact email Robyn Barry
Job ref RQ537469_1661355146

Job description

Environmental Noise Officer

Rate of Pay: £18.53

Location: Cecil Ward Building

Hours: 37 hours per week

Duration: Temporary ongoing


Reporting to the Unit Manager the postholder will be responsible for the coordination of advice and a consistent approach to responses on noise and environmental impact to internal and external planning applications and the provision of advice to the council on environmental noise matters. Assist with the monitoring of such budgets as are allocated for the discharge of the relevant functions of the unit in accordance with the client's stated policies to ensure that the relevant objectives are met within budget and provide value for money. Assist the Unit Manager with the development and implementation of noise policies and strategy in accordance with statutory and, or locally determined objectives, providing technical advice to support such developments where environmental noise is a consideration.

Provide specialist advice on environmental noise and vibration issues to all council departments and to assist the client to deliver on key council priorities and provide specialist technical advice and assistance to officers engaged in the investigation and resolution of complex environmental noise and vibration investigations.


  • Act as the Lead Officer for the City and Neighbourhood Services Department on environmental noise and vibration, to provide advice on the interpretation of acoustic reports and to assist in developing and providing consultation responses on behalf of the City Protection Service in relation to environmental noise.
  • Provide support of specialised professional and technical nature to the Unit Manager in respect of environmental noise and vibration.
  • Assist officers to identify planning applications where potential environmental noise issues exist and to request information as appropriate to progress the applications with regard to environmental noise.
  • Provide specialist advice and support to officers involved in assessing planning applications, including determining whether noise investigations and reports, etc. that are submitted are appropriate and are in accordance with legislative, statutory guidance, UK and European standards and council and governmental planning policy and requirements.
  • Work with officers to ensure that all consultation responses are completed and returned to the Planning Service in accordance with all relevant unit, service, departmental and corporate performance indicators.
  • Liaise, as required, with the client's Planning Service, DfI Strategic Planning Division and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, and other government bodies and stakeholders as required in relation to health and environmental impacts from environmental noise.

Essential criteria

Applicants must, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms:

  • have a third level qualification in an acoustics, engineering or environmental discipline such as Acoustical Engineering, Environmental Acoustics, Environmental Science, Environmental Health or equivalent and be a full, current member of the Institute of Acoustics or the Association of Noise Consultants or equivalent;
  • have a full, current driving licence which enables them to drive in Northern Ireland and have a car available for official business use, or, access to a form of transport which will enable them to meet the requirements of the post in full[1]; and
  • be able to demonstrate on their application form, by providing personal and specific examples, a) at least two years' relevant technical experience gained at a professional level of working in environmental noise.


If you are interested and available for this position please upload your CV to the link or contact Robyn Barry

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.

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