Communications Specialist


Grow with the best. Join a smart, creative, and inspired team that accomplishes operational excellence. The Stantec community unites more than 26,000 employees working in over 400 locations across 6 continents.

Position Details

Communications Specialist
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

Your Opportunity

Are you ready to wake up every day feeling inspired, excited about your job, and do you like to be part of a winning team? Are you looking for an opportunity where you can work with and be inspired by amazing creative colleagues, make an impact on your community, gain valuable experience and build your career? Meet Stantec. Ranked as one of the most sustainable companies in the world, the people we work with are cool, and we want you to have a future here.

Our people are at the core of everything we do. Driven by a culture of inclusion, we offer dozens of employee resource groups, growth opportunities, and flexible work arrangements. We understand that the tools for success look different for everyone, and we’re committed to providing each employee with the support and flexibility they need to thrive.

The Communications Specialist is part of our Employee Communications team and helps us reach the hearts and minds of our employees with communication experiences that shift behaviors to support and drive long-term business strategy.

In this role, you support the successful creation, development, and execution of communications strategies and associated materials that connect our people and help employees understand their role in bringing Stantec’s Strategic Plan and brand to life.

You will be working in close partnership with Functional Service Team (FST) partners and Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations (MCPR) colleagues, to help keep our 26,000 global employees informed, engaged, and inspired.

This role works in a fast-paced, complex environment with competing demands, requiring a high level of initiative, efficiency, accuracy, flexibility, confidentiality, and discretion.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Support effective communications plans including creative campaign concepts, implementation plans, and timelines. 
  • Identify and frame key issues and messages by gathering, analyzing, and integrating conflicting and sometimes incomplete information from numerous sources. 
  • Communicate information to a variety of audiences to persuade, convince, build support, educate, change behaviour, promote understanding with others. 
  • Write communication content including but not limited to email copy, intranet articles, blogs, video briefs, etc. Adapt content for a variety of mediums. 
  • Accurately assess, prioritize, and manage multiple project demands. 
  • Monitor and measure the delivery of internal communications through different communications channels 
  • Partner with Stantec’s graphic design and/or video teams, as required, to develop supporting visual/multimedia aids to support key communications (e.g., infographics, videos) 
  • Publish content on Stantec’s intranet and supports other internal communications platforms as required (e.g., Yammer, Teams).


  • Post-secondary degree in communications, public relations, English, journalism, or marketing. 
  • 5 years’ experience working in a communications-related role (agency experience or professional services industry experience preferred)

Key Skills/Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with exceptional prioritization skills 
  • Strong organizational and project coordination skills with the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing environments 
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a team, as well as independently and with minimal supervision 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Web-based tools and Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer

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