AECOM Community Engagement and Communication Specialist in Kitchener, Ontario
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.
Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.
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.
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 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
4 years+ experience in strategic community engagement and communication
Must possess a valid class G driver’s license and vehicle
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 processes
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and remotely if required
With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.
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.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Join us and let’s get started.
Business Line: Environment
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: Canada
Career Area: Planning
Work Location Model: Hybrid