Principal Consultant, Surface Transportation

Remote - Burlington, MA

HMMH is a trusted leader in the study, assessment, and mitigation of the impacts of new and existing transportation projects on communities. We provide consulting services to government and private sector clients related to aviation, highway, rail, transit, industrial, energy-generation, construction, military, recreational, and entertainment projects. 

We have an immediate opening for a Principal Consultant to join our Surface Transportation group in either a remote-working position or based out of one of our six offices.

This exciting position will help lead to our growing transportation planning and environmental practice.  Since our founding in 1981, HMMH has addressed environmental impacts from transportation systems across the country. This position will focus on leading environmental analyses of noise & vibration impacts from rail and highway projects. Assignments will range from managing small local projects to major projects in metropolitan areas across the country. Since HMMH is a national leader in transportation environmental noise and vibration analysis and research you will be involved in some of the most interesting and complex projects.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Managing Noise and Vibration analysis projects.
  • Developing noise analysis in the FHWA’s Traffic Noise Model (TNM) and conducting railroad noise and vibration analysis following the FTA Guidance Manual. 
  • Using your quantitative data analysis skills to evaluate transportation noise and vibration impacts and abatement designs.
  • Preparing reports and technical documents.
  • Supervising staff
  • Conducting research on highway and railroad environmental and sustainability topics.
  • Leading and/or supporting the development of project proposals.
  • Assisting with marketing and business development planning. 
  • Other duties as assigned.    

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA or BS in a technical field (acoustics, engineering, physics, math, or environmental sciences)
  • 12+ years of relevant experience.
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with TNM and commercial noise modeling software such as SoundPLAN or CadnaA, in a consulting environment
  • Attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects effectively
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and within a project team
  • Willingness to travel occasionally (up to 15%) for field measurements, conferences, and client meetings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising and/or managing staff
  • Knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act and environmental regulatory programs
  • Data management and programing experience
  • Experience using ArcGIS


  • Remote, or one of HMMH’s offices, USA

HMMH offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and a positive work atmosphere. Our firm offers opportunities for professional development and career growth for dedicated and strong performers. We are a Great Place to Work certified firm, demonstrating our commitment to creating an environment where employees take pride in their work, trust and respect their colleagues, and develop a strong camaraderie across the organization.

HMMH is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. HMMH is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact HR Generalist Jason Rega at 781-852-3103 or jrega @

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