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Senior Public Information Specialist

  • Job reference: NA-002075
  • Sector: Planning
  • Location: Atlanta
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 Senior Public Information Specialist to join our Atlanta, GA office.


Major Function/Role:

Manages 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. May supervise, and functions as a mentor to, less experienced professionals to assist in their professional training and development.


Job Duties:

Manages the public outreach efforts of major projects. Projects may be in the office or in the field.

Communicates directly with adjacent property owners and stakeholders to communicate project status, listen to concerns and resolve issues that arise.

Identifies public outreach project goals and makes recommendations to the client of the best means to address the needs.

Manages direct relationship with the client regarding public outreach.

Coordinates and participates in government briefings and project presentations to external groups.

Under the direction of the supervisor, monitors all public outreach expenses for the project.

Organizes/manages project information files and coordinates the interchange of project outreach information with the client and among project team members.

Produces and coordinates project publications, brochures, newsletters, web information and materials; meets with the client to determine key messages and themes.

Develops and implements individual project Public Outreach Plans in coordination with the client.

Produces and distributes daily, weekly and monthly reports on public outreach efforts.

May supervise the work of support staff and less experienced professionals, as assigned.

Performs such other duties determined necessary by the supervisor.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, English, or related field from an accredited four-year college or university. Five 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.


Professional Registrations:

None.


Other:

Local travel may be required. If travel is required and no company vehicle is available, the use of a personal vehicle may be required. The incumbent must have a valid driver's license and a driving record that meets company policy. The vehicle must be in good working order and insured. Mileage reimbursement allowance will be available.



What’s in it for you?

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 the tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do.

Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.
Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:

http://careers.atkinsglobal.com/File.ashx?path=Root/Documents/north-america-welcome-new-employee/Equal_Opp_Stmt.pdf

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