Strategic Communications Specialist - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee


United States

United States of America - Virginia, Arlington - VA

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a strategic communications specialist based out of the Arlington, Virginia, or Washington, DC, office. The position is a member of the Strategic Communications Team within the AECOM Strategic Communications Services Department. In this role, you will support the AECOM U.S. East Region and its clients in all business lines, including water, environment, transportation, and project and program management. AECOM Strategic Communications Services (SCS) functions like a boutique public relations agency within the infrastructure and engineering firm. SCS manages communications projects for federal, state, local, and private sector clients in a variety of industries, including disaster resilience and emergency management.

The ideal candidate is a public relations practitioner with experience and familiarity with the four-step process for public relations: Research, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. This position is responsible for developing and delivering messaging, both verbally and in writing, and supporting the development and execution of strategic communications plans. Duties may also include event and meeting planning, small group facilitation, and after-action activities. Role also supports business development through networking and proposal input, and occasional internal communications contributions.

Job Description Summary:

  • The Communications job family is responsible for keeping stockholders, employees, the general public, and the financial community informed of company activities, objectives and accomplishments through the conceptualization, preparation, publication, and distribution of annual and interim reports to stockholders, news releases, Web content, multimedia, and video productions.

  • Proficient at communicating effectively; possesses proven writing, editing, and/or photography skills.

  • Under general supervision, performs work that is varied and requires the application of sound professional judgment, using independent analysis on details of work with evaluation, originality and ingenuity.

  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of articles, reports, news releases, and/or video productions.

  • Displays the knowledge and ability to apply professional level techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related communication duties.

  • Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity.

  • Contributes to the completion of organizational projects and goals.


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

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or a related field

  • 2 years of relevant work experience

  • Due to the nature of work U.S. Citizenship required

  • Ability to work at client locations in the DC Metro Area

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Some experience serving client accounts and interfacing with clients

  • Desire to take on new challenges and help identify solutions

  • Willingness to travel occasionally

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 Communications

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 248658BR

Additional Locations US - WASHINGTON, DC - 2000 K Street, NW

Virtual: 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.