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AECOM Strategic Communications & Public Involvement Specialist in Austin, Texas

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Job Description

AECOM's West Region Strategic Communications Group is looking for a Strategic Communications and Public Involvement Specialist to assist in public involvement and community engagement on major transportation projects in the planning, design, and construction phases for clients. This role will be based in Austin, San Antonio, or Houston, TX.

This position is expected to begin in March 2024.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating with Project Managers on projects requiring public involvement and community relations.

  • Creating Public Involvement Plans and helping project team strategize on best practices and risk communications associated with engaging stakeholders for input on projects.

  • Guiding and preparing documents and materials for use in communications.

  • Leading and/or assisting with implementation of stakeholder engagement and communication strategies, including meeting organization and facilitation.

  • Planning logistics and facilitating public meetings, workshops, open houses, focus groups, pop-ups, stakeholder meetings, and other community outreach events, both virtually and in-person, as well as evaluating and selecting venues and vendors.

  • Coordinating with other AECOM staff to prepare graphic displays and layouts for public information.

  • Engaging and informing stakeholders, communities, and residents on public or private projects in-person, virtually, or through written materials.

  • Exercising sound judgment when communicating with internal and/or external clients or customers.

  • Developing presentations for meetings with various stakeholders within a client’s brand guidelines.

  • Providing acute attention to detail in the development and tracking of stakeholder communications.

  • Experience with or enthusiasm for learning new tools that enhance virtual collaboration and communication with stakeholders and the public for surveys, websites, social media, etc.

  • Drafting content for e-newsletters, stakeholder communication, fact sheet and exhibit content, and other materials as needed for QC review by the Project Manager.

  • Preparation and summary support for documentation of stakeholder meetings and public events.

  • Communicating with clients, as needed.

  • Other tasks as directed by the client and/or Project Manager to support public involvement during the planning and construction phases for projects underway in the community.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with public involvement and/or community engagement.

  • Experience working in or supporting the transportation engineering industry.

  • Familiarity with the Adobe suite of tools and ability to assist in the preparation of graphics and layouts when needed.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively work with various departments and levels within the company.

  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Applications such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship for US employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10095038

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Marketing & Communications

Work Location Model: Hybrid