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Community Outreach Specialist

Peer Technical is partnered with a major Engineering Firm who is seeking a Community Outreach Specialist to handle external communications including community outreach, media relations, and public relations specialist for a series of major utility infrastructure improvement projects.
Responsibilities:
Implement a stakeholder outreach and management plan to support project developments through siting, permitting, construction and close out.
Work in conjunction with project managers to establish functional goals, strategies and objectives and to ensure that the Public Involvement team executes the community outreach plans and processes accordingly.
Establish and maintain relationships with project stakeholders: public officials, property owners and businesses affected by large-scale projects. Proactively seek opportunities to build project awareness to keep these parties informed of project activities.
Manage the development and distribution of effective public information materials, such as brochures, handouts, newsletters, mailers, web site content, and other materials to project audiences.
Manage the documentation of questions, concerns, and requests from public officials, property owners and businesses using the Company's internal Contract Manager database.
Monitor and report to internal and client project management on critical communications issues and activities.
Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, Environmental Sciences or related fields
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability work effectively and professionally with various audiences (public officials, property owners, businesses, client, construction contractors, etc.)
Microsoft Office Suite skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


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