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Senior Public Information Officer

  • Job reference: NA-001861
  • Sector: Information Communications, Transportation
  • Location: Lake City
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Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.


Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.


Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Lake City, FL Highway Group as a Senior Public Information Officer.


Major Function/Role:

Manage public outreach teams on conventional and unconventional projects.  Coordinates, plans, organizes, and directs public outreach efforts and programs for a client or a business unit of the firm.


Job Duties:

Applies professional expertise and project management experience to manage public outreach teams on conventional and unconventional projects. Assignments at this level typically involve routine projects, characterized by challenging client/agency demands or complex project coordination.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, English, or related field from an accredited four-year college or university.  Three or more years of professional related experience involving public relations, public outreach and other related areas. Knowledge of public relations and public involvement techniques and strategies; knowledge of media relations strategies.


Special Skills:

Job requires ability to write and oversee the design of promotional and informational materials; ability to establish effective working relationships with the media, employees, managers, citizens, appointed and elected officials; ability to work in a team environment and to work independently; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to make persuasive public presentations; ability to listen and respond to citizens and other customers on a variety of issues.  Computer proficiency is required.


Additional Requirements:

Public Information Officer serving Transportation projects.  Public involvement for NEPA and access management projects.


Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Please  view  Atkins  Equal  Opportunity  Statement  here.

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