Senior Communications Specialist


At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Position Details

Senior Communications Specialist
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

AECOM is looking for a Senior Communications Specialist to join the Marketing and Communications Team assisting the West region. This position can be based in any of the following locations:

Orange, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Denver, CO; Chicago, IL

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing, researching, writing, editing and proofreading content for print and digital materials including creative campaigns, marketing collateral, presentations, thought leadership, social media and web 
  • Writing content that tells the stories of AECOM’s industry leading projects and people, our innovative technical solutions, the cities where we work, and the initiatives that set us apart such as our Sustainable Legacies strategy for achieving environmental, social and governance objectives to deliver a better world 
  • Develop and implement content for stand-alone projects like thought leadership, award submittals, project wins and new hires 
  • Editing documents for consistency with brand guidelines and voice 
  • Managing designated projects from conception through completion 
  • Ensuring adherence to project deadlines, whether managing or contributing to projects 
  • Working collaboratively with West Region MarComms team members to conceptualize and deliver marketing communications and client pre-positioning projects 
  • Working collaboratively with staff from all levels of Marketing, Communications, and Enterprise Communications within the larger AECOM organization 
  • Interacting directly with our in-house clients (business line leaders, operations and business development staff, etc.) and with select external vendors and partners

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or a marketing-related field + at least 2 years of communications related experience, preferably within the architecture, engineering, or construction industry or a demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education. 
  • Proven writing and editing abilities, with writing samples provided if selected to interview. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software required.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or a marketing-related field + at least 5 years of communications related experience, preferably within the architecture, engineering, or construction industry or a demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education. 
  • Experience with writing for multiple print and digital platforms (longer form content such as brochures and magazine-style copy to shorter formats like social media posts and e-cards) 
  • Experience managing multiple concurrent projects in a deadline-driven environment 
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and effective listening skills 
  • Ability to lead/manage project needs among multiple team members with different skillsets 
  • Conscientious, team-oriented and flexible: proven ability to work independently on multiple, concurrent projects with revolving, occasionally shifting deadlines and quick turnaround requests 
  • Ability to interact with fellow MarComms teammates and staff from across the AECOM organization (regional and global Marketing teams, Enterprise Communications team, business line leadership, etc.) in a professional manner 
  • Capacity to grow into role of project manager for complex projects to include multi-media marketing campaigns

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance and/or per diem is not offering for this position. 
  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization. 
  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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