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AECOM Communications Specialist in San Diego, California

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

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Job Description

AECOM  is seeking a talented and highly motivated Communications Specialist to support our Energy team’s growing projects, including large utility programs in Southern California.

The successful candidate should be a dynamic, self-directed individual. The candidate will need strong technical, organizational, writing and communication skills to ensure projects meet communications objectives.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support development and execution of communications plans to support programs and projects

  • Coordination and partnership with Community Based Organizations

  • Maintain and build client relationships by coordinating with client outreach specialists and communications teams

  • Measure and analyze the impact of communications activities

  • Support implementation of stakeholder engagement and communication strategies, including meeting organization and facilitation

  • Coordinate with other AECOM and client staff to prepare graphic displays and layouts for public information

  • Develop presentations and materials for various stakeholders within a client’s brand guidelines

  • Prepare program and project materials, such as fact sheets, FAQs, press releases, and newsletters

  • Develop and track stakeholder communications

  • Plan and implement program and project events as needed

  • Assist with managing subcontractor coordination and engagement across program efforts

  • Ability to understand technical project information, develop an outreach strategy related to that information, and oversee the tasks within that strategy to execution

  • Assist with development of project proposals and identification of new business opportunities

  • Perform task, schedule, and budget management


AECOM’s Energy practice provides a wide range of services from consulting and engineering design to energy engineering, energy procurement and construction (EPC) for power, energy efficiency, and renewable energy clients. Our understanding of the big picture – and the interconnection between generation, distribution, storage, and the demand side of the meter – allows us to deliver holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. We connect knowledge and experience across our global framework to bring together a unique combination of engineers, planners, scientists, and project managers who advance cleaner, secure, and more sustainable energy solutions. 


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in communications, journalism, public relations, English, marketing, planning, or a related discipline with minimum 2 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management and organizational skills

  • Proficiency with InDesign

  • Communications experience in relevant areas such as utility programs, renewable energy, capital projects, decarbonization, and/or sustainability

  • Strong written and oral communications skills, including copyediting and familiarity with AP style

  • Ability to synthesize complex materials and to craft creative, persuasive language and compelling messaging for a variety of audiences

  • Fluency with Microsoft Office products, including strong Microsoft Excel skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience planning and executing strategic communications programs

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship is available for this position.

  • Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $63,283.93 - $87,015.40 annually exempt.

  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, retirement benefits, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

  • As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a drug screening.


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: J10098327

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Marketing & Communications

Work Location Model: Hybrid