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Senior Public Information Specialist

  • Job reference: NA-001433
  • Sector: Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Lake City

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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

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


Works with clients in geographic area of responsibility and is responsible for assisting the public affairs program with public relations, public information, government affairs, community outreach, Web site design and maintenance, graphic design and media relations for clients and their projects.

Applies academic knowledge/training to public outreach projects. Assignments at this level typically involve routine projects, though they may be characterized by challenging client/agency demands or complex project coordination.


Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, Public Relations, English, Public Administration, or related degree; excellent writing and proofreading skills; and strong verbal communication skills required. Internship in consulting firm preferred.


Job requires 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.

Minimal knowledge of Web design program (e.g., Dreamweaver) and graphic design program (e.g., PhotoShop, Illustrator, Publisher) is preferred.

English/Spanish bilingual is highly desirable.

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.

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