Requisition ID: 83532
The Public Relations Manager provides broad creative and administrative communications support to the Commercial Management team, taking on projects and assignments in multiple disciplines. The Public Relations Manager will focus primarily on community and stakeholder engagement, along with the development and distribution of communications materials specifically related to the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) construction project.
- Main lead of the SWCRR Communications Team (composed of the DB and Constructor communications managers)
- Oversees all creative and administrative aspects of proactive communications undertaken regarding the ongoing South West Calgary Ring Road (SCRR) construction project including writing and distributing construction and traffic notifications and website material including progress reports.
- Attends weekly SWCRR traffic and construction meetings, and interacts regularly with traffic manager and construction team to communicate updates and revisions to the general public and all stakeholders.
- Attends regular Alberta Transportation SWCRR communications meetings.
- Responsible for issuing traffic and construction (noise and dust) advisories, website updates, social media and email updates.
- Coordinates all traffic notices with Alberta Transportation 511 traffic communication system.
- Supportsall media relations activities with Alberta Transportation communications
- Acts as public web-site administrator for the SWCRR construction communications team, and manages the webmaster (third party).
- Coordinates mail-outs, advertisements, email list management, email distribution, etc..
- Coordinates or collaborates on SWCRR photography requirements, including updates and logistics.
- Coordinates or collaborates SWCRR public events and annual open houses, including logistics and developing marketing materials.
- Creates and revises multiple documents within Photoshop, or similar, as necessary. Including, but not limited to: notices, advisories, flyers, news releases, maps, forms, etc. Or, through third party suppliers.
- Offers a wide range of support to the SWCRR Communications team, including gathering information, uploading content, updating the project website, keeping and updating contact lists (post and email) and attending events.
- Maintains communications and public relations database with up-to-date information on a regular basis
- Regular contact with various stakeholders including but not limited to Project Management Team, Alberta Transportation Department, Municipal Government, First Nation
- May perform other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
- Post-secondary education in Communications, Journalism or related field
- Minimum five years of experience in a public relations or stakeholder engagement role
- Minimum three years of experience in a communications role
- Preferably with experience in Aboriginal Relations or a good understanding of Aboriginal communities and people in Canada
- Preferably with experience in the construction industry
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Strong writing skills, with the ability to understand your audience
- Highly detail oriented
- Broad business and industry knowledge
- Proficiency with MS Office; experience with Adobe Suite preferred
- Experience with web-publishing and content management systems (CMS), and with Word Press (preferred)
- Understanding of geography, maps, highway systems, traffic management
- Understanding of branding and marketing
- Adaptable, with a willingness to take on a wide range of assignments and tasks
- Ability to work with key stakeholders including First Nations
- Comfortable with public speaking at open houses or other events
As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $9 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 20,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.
How We’re Different
- Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record
- Named to the Best Workplaces in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada for the sixth year in a row
- Extended health, dental and vision insurance where employees can get expert support for work, life, and everything in between
- RRSP plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of weekly base wages
- Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year, in addition to statutory holidays per each province’s guidelines
- We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development, and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs
Kiewit believes in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination, and complies with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.