AECOM Communication and Consultation Specialist in Kitchener, Ontario
AECOM is seeking an energetic, self-motivated Community Engagement and Communication 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 Ontario offices or a home office.
At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.
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.
Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
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
About AECOM’s Environment Business Line
Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.
AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.
AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.
Bachelors degree program. Preferred fields are public relations, community engagement, communication, or environmental planning
4 years+ experience in strategic community engagement and communication
Must possess a valid class G driver’s license and vehicle
At least 5 years professional writing experience including: plain language, AODA, web-content, internal and external communications
Technical or Masters degree. Preferred fields are public relations, community engagement, communication, or environmental planning
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 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
Relocation is not available for this position.
Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Travel will be required (post-pandemic) to service clients, primarily in Ontario, Canada
What We Offer
We will give you 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.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.
When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.
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. 260504BR
Additional Locations CA - Markham, ON - 105 Commerce Valley Dr W, CA - Mississauga, ON - 5090 Commerce Blvd
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.