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Power Engineers Senior Public Outreach and Communications Specialist in Providence, Rhode Island

Senior Public Outreach and Communications Specialist

Location: Providence

State/Territory: Rhode Island

Department: Env Project Mgmt VI Dept


Senior Public Outreach and Communications Specialist

POWER Engineers’ Environmental Division provides planning, permitting, engineering, site assessment, and corrective action services to clients worldwide. Across multiple industries, our diverse staff specialize in the areas of air, water, waste, environmental planning, ecological and cultural resources throughout our 45+ offices located across the country and Canada.

We seek a Senior Public Outreach and Communications Specialist I for our Environmental Services Group to join our 280 + person environmental team. This position will be based in our Foxborough, MA office with the ability to work remotely from a mutually acceptable location. This will include occasional travel throughout New England and New York.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Oversee primary strategy, work plan, and internal resource assignments for the public outreach and communications aspect of client projects

  • Work with junior staff to mentor and help develop professionally

  • Help lead innovation for new technologies and processes for public involvement services

  • Manage and oversee administrative and professional staff on tasks, schedule, and budget

  • Participate as part of the division’s extended leadership team to help shape our group’s future

  • Coordinate meetings with agencies and other stakeholders for information gathering and dissemination

  • Maintain quality control for all deliverables

  • Coordinate, lead, and attend public open house meetings

  • Develop project presentation materials such as mailers, digital content, FAQs, etc.

  • Schedule and facilitate internal and external communications meetings for project team members, including web-based video meetings

  • Coordinate with internal and external project teams

  • Work across all of POWER’s business lines to assist with engineering, planning, and design efforts

  • Assist supervisor with long-range visioning and business planning

  • Assist in preparing work scope and tasks, budget, and schedule for completion

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Travel up to 15-20% of the time; overnight stays will be required for evening meetings

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Political Science, Public Policy, or related field

  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience working on communications and public outreach for utility and energy-related projects; or applicable large infrastructure projects

  • Supervisory experience

  • Direct interaction with external stakeholders (both public speaking to groups and 1:1 interactions) and facilitation skills are strongly desired.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team and collaborative environment

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite of programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Proficiency in participating in web-based meeting platforms including but not limited to Zoom, Cisco WebEx, MS Teams

Desired Education/Experience

  • Ten - Fifteen (10-15) years of experience working on communications and public outreach for utility and energy-related projects

  • Seven (7) years leading communications and public outreach for utility and energy-related projects

  • Management experience

At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good. Have Fun. Build Success.

You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to positively impact society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career.

Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development, and a full benefits package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Maternity Leave

  • Parental Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • 401K

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!

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