Primary Role & Responsibilities:
HDR is looking to add a talented Senior Strategic Communications Coordinator to our growing program to lead construction communications in the transportation, energy, and water markets in the Midwest. As a communications professional working within an engineering company, this role will continue to build and foster internal relationships with HDR project managers and staff. You will also have the desire to engage with technical staff and quick technical comprehension in order to translate technical knowledge into accessible and understandable content.
This role will lead or support the development and implementation of construction communications plans (target audience strategy, media relations and tracking, collateral material development, overall activity schedule, information lines, contact databases, and reporting) to inform communities in a positive and meaningful way. They will also handle the coordination and leadership of production/planning teams, lead concept development, writing, editing, and assisting in graphic coordination of outreach materials such as email and alert communications, surveys, newsletters, websites, handouts, videos, advertisements, and press releases. You will be expected to lead the facilitation of virtual or in-person public meetings, hearings, open houses, focus groups, workshops, advisory committees, and other stakeholder meetings, as well as coordinate project-related data gathering and political analysis and monitoring. You will assist with the development and management of political outreach strategies and manage social media campaigns. This will involve media coordination/management, including public notices and press releases, media monitoring/tracking for project documentation, and the management of external service providers including sub-consultants.