Communication and Community Engagement Specialist - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee


Canada - Manitoba, Winnipeg

Job Summary

AECOM has a position available for a Communication and Community Engagement Specialist in our Winnipeg, Manitoba office.

In this role the employee works on the AECOM Communications and Community Engagement team and they engage stakeholders with an intent to seek input and gain a social license to move large, complex and high-profile projects forward. We design engagement and communication strategies and materials that inform, educate and motivate. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary, collaborative nation-wide team focused on the delivery of superior services. This is a challenging position that offers an excellent opportunity for career growth.

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Developing, executing and monitoring communication / community engagement plans to support client activities;

  • Developing and executing social media strategies and online engagement;

  • Developing project related communications including key messages, scripts, fact sheets, newsletters, presentations, and panel boards;

  • Supporting the design and implementation of public information sessions, open houses, advisory committee meetings and other live events;

  • Developing stakeholder profiles and engagement recommendations;

  • Maintaining and monitoring consultation tracking data, and managing related processes and documentation flow;

  • Organizing and leading meetings with stakeholders, including members of the public, representatives from government agencies, businesses, and indigenous communities;

  • Travel with Project team to remote and northern areas;

  • Supporting the growth of the stakeholder engagement service across AECOM, with a focus on providing advice and support to teams across Canada; and

  • Build relationships across AECOM’s wider business to identify and develop opportunities for co-operation, with a focus on the transportation, water, mining, and power sectors.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors in Communications, public relations, planning, natural resource management, or business

  • 6+ years’ experience in community engagement / communications to support change, including large infrastructure development, planning projects or organizational management and shifts

  • Experience developing and leading public and Indigenous engagement programs;

  • Proven ability to track engagement / consultation activities and develop well researched and well written community engagement / consultation reports

  • Knowledge of and experience working with social media and website tools to promote effective public awareness and engagement

  • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and express them in plain language;

  • Experience in the design and production of print materials and publications (e.g., public notices, newspaper ads) considered an asset;

  • Strong writing and presentation abilities;

  • Strong problem-solving skills and familiarity with computer applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications).

  • Must be comfortable working with company and client leaders;

  • Proven ability to effectively interact with the public and other varied stakeholders;

  • Collaborative and multi-disciplinary, team approach with the ability to trouble-shoot, solve problems, and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a calm and professional manner.

  • Knowledge of provincial and federal environmental legislation related to stakeholder engagement

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in communications, public relations, planning, natural resource management, or business;

  • 8+ years of experience is preferred

  • Experience in managing projects, with respect to budget, schedule and resourcing to meet project commitments;

  • Familiarity with InDesign and design packages;

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)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 230173BR

Clearance Required No

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.