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AECOM Senior Communications & Engagement Specialist in Wellington, New Zealand

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

We have an opportunity for a Senior Communications and Engagement Consultant with relevant experience to join our Communications and Engagement team in Wellington or Auckland.

We are looking for an energetic, motivated professional to work alongside our multi-disciplinary teams to develop and implement best practice communication and engagement strategies, manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines. You will work in high performing teams, prepare quality written and visual materials, proactively identify and manage risk and drive stakeholder and community engagement activities, alongside our key government and private industry infrastructure clients and in-house design teams.

What will a day in this role look like:

  • Develop and implement engagement strategies/plans

  • Lead engagement on a project

  • Assist in business development including developing engagement methodologies

  • Be based in Auckland or Wellington and working in the AECOM, client or project offices three days a week


The following qualifications and experience are highly desired, but if you don’t tick all the boxes you could still be a perfect fit for this role. Please apply, all applications will be considered.

What are we looking for from you?

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in communications, public relations or similar

  • IAP2 Certificate of Engagement

  • Demonstrated experience in preparing and delivering communication and engagement strategies for infrastructure, environmental or planning projects, ideally in a consultancy

  • Excellent people skills and the ability to develop and grow relationships with colleagues and clients

  • Superior communication skills i.e. excellent oral and written presentation demonstrated through report writing and proposals

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently in a deadline driven environment

  • Experience working in multidisciplinary teams on infrastructure projects and, or with, government clients

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: J10102998

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Marketing & Communications

Work Location Model: Hybrid