AECOM Senior Communication Consultant in Thornhill, Ontario
Canada - Ontario, Thornhill
AECOM is seeking an energetic, self-motivated Senior Communication Consultant to join our team of community engagement, communication, graphic design, facilitation and web design specialists on a temporary basis. The preferred candidate should have experience in project coordination and administration, especially for projects related to environmental sciences and socio- economic disciplines. This position will report to the Manager, Community Engagement & Communication.
This is a temporary role for a contract that will last up to six months.
Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across Canada. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.
Key Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Working with multi-disciplinary teams and project managers to develop strategic community engagement and communication for large environmental assessments, transit and infrastructure development projects
Planning and coordinating project activities, including engagement activities and tactics, workshops, advisory committees, and public/ Indigenous community meetings
Facilitating meetings with clients and stakeholders
Creating communication materials including key messages, FAQs, presentations and story boards
Evaluating the effectiveness of engagement programs and services
Coordinating contracts, budgets, commitments, expenditures, invoices and project performance
Supporting the growth of the community engagement portfolio through the development of project proposals and other business development activities
Assisting with internal and external document control and project records
Supporting the project compliance with Safety, Health and Environmental requirements and coordination of AECOM’s quality control program
Prepare content for communication collateral: presentations, postcards, factsheets, notices and discussion guides;
Prepare and implement communication, engagement, and outreach strategies to promote projects.
Support the development of digital media and website development activities, including writing content for social media and websites.
Plan and execute in-person and virtual meetings.
Provide strategic guidance to clients on public relations issues.
Collate and manage community engagement reporting.
Miscellaneous assignments on an as-needed basis.
At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.
On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.
We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year
Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”
Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”
VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer
AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government — delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle — from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients
Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.
- BA/BS in public relations, community engagement, communication, or environmental planning + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
Masters degree in public relations, community engagement, communication, or environmental planning
At least seven years experience in strategic community engagement and communication
At least seven years professional writing experience including: plain language, AODA, web-content, internal and external communications
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 management concepts and processes
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and remotely if required
Ability to express ideas logically, clearly and concisely
Ability to function effectively as part of a team
Experience with online and virtual engagement including social media
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
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Planning
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 250374BR
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.