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AECOM Communication and Community Engagement Specialist in Markham, Ontario

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking an energetic, self-motivated Communication and Community Engagement Specialist to join our team of community engagement, communication, graphic design, facilitation and web design specialists. This is a permanent full-time position. This position will report to the Manager, Community Engagement & Communication and can be based at any of our Canadian offices.

Key Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams and project managers to develop strategic community engagement, communication and outreach strategies for environmental assessments, community plans, and transit and infrastructure development projects

  • Planning and coordinating public and stakeholder engagement activities and tactics, including in—person and virtual workshops, advisory committees, community meetings, and public open houses

  • Creating communication materials including key messages, FAQs, presentations, notices, story boards, and discussion guides

  • Developing virtual engagement strategies leveraging online platforms

  • Supporting the development of digital media, including writing content for social media, video and websites

  • Tracking community and stakeholder input, analyzing data and reporting

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of engagement programs and services

  • Assisting with the management of project budgets and schedules, internal and external document control, and project records

  • Supporting the growth of the community engagement portfolio through the development of project proposals and other business development activities


Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelors degree program. Preferred fields are public relations, community engagement, communication, or environmental planning

  • 2 years+ experience in strategic community engagement and communication

  • Must possess a valid class G driver’s license and vehicle

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and remotely if required

Preferred Qualifications :

  • 4+ years professional writing experience including: plain language, AODA, web-content, internal and external communications

  • Experience with government relations, media relations, public relations, stakeholder analysis and facilitation are an asset

  • Experience with Indigenous community engagement and socio-economic studies is an asset

  • Experience with Adobe Suite, WordPress, Survey Monkey, Engagement HQ, Social Pinpoint, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx is an asset

  • IAP2, CPRS, IABC, IAF membership or certification is an asset

  • Strong analytical, planning, organizational, problem solving and time management skills

  • Good interpersonal communication skills; this role requires continuous interaction with team leaders, client management and the public

  • Strong knowledge of project coordination/ management concepts and processe

Additional Information


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 $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. 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: J10103551

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid