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HNTB Public Engagement & Communications Specialist II in Austin, Texas

What We're Looking For

At HNTB, you can create a career that is meaningful to you while building communities that matter to all of us. For more than a century, we have been delivering solutions for some of the largest, most complex infrastructure projects across the country. With our historic growth, it is an exciting time to join our team of employee-owners.

This opportunity entails being responsible for supporting the coordination and implementation of public engagement and involvement programs for infrastructure projects. This position assists with the development of communication strategies including materials, and digital and print content, researches and gathers data and creates and provides project messaging resources to educate the community. Additionally, this position will assist in recordkeeping and reporting, as appropriate. The position encourages independent thought and resourcefulness while being open and collaborative with people across multiple disciplines.

What You'll Do:

  • Develops and assists with the implementation of communication and outreach strategies to educate the public and stakeholders on infrastructure projects. This could include research, outreach strategies, and best practices.

  • Conducts routine investigations and collects data needed for effective communications strategies and/or to fulfill federal regulatory outreach requirements, including environmental impact evaluations if applicable.

  • Prepares and coordinates dissemination of outreach materials, facts and information on project messaging to stakeholders according to the public outreach plan including external agencies, associations, and news organizations using print, periodicals, radio, social and/or visual communication media.

  • Tracks and maintains routine records and reports related to public involvement meetings, public hearings and outreach events.

  • Drafts speeches, create and design presentation materials, and/or compose correspondence for use in mailings, meetings, or other public consumption.

  • Responsible for initial fact checking for reports, articles, and other publications.

  • Reports key performance indicators (KPIs) to indicate a campaign's milestones.

  • Helps coordinate community meetings, public forums, working groups and other public meetings including scheduling, determining location, advertising, and ensuring proper setup/tear down and relevant collateral materials according to client expectation and project goals and budget.

  • May interact with clients to coordinate implementation of communication and outreach programs.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Marketing, Communications, English, Journalism or related field and 3 years of relevant experience, or

  • In lieu of education, 7 years of relevant experience

What You'll Bring:

  • Ability to develop materials and documents using Adobe products (e.g., Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat) and Microsoft products (e.g., Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel, Word)

  • Ability to create materials starting from scratch or following templates, with an eye for professional formatting, consistency, and accuracy.

  • Capable of creating and maintaining stakeholder databases, ensuring detailed accuracy through fact-checking (e.g., research, cold calls).

  • Experience with conducting research with guidance from senior staff.

  • Experience with creating and implementing a strategic outreach plan and managing events (e.g., venue coordination, writing and editing, scheduling meetings with people across organizations, developing timelines and deadlines, etc.).

  • Ability to provide leadership and oversight to support staff, sub-contractors, vendors - while also being willing to take-on tedious or monotonous tasks.

  • Aptitude for interacting in a professional manner with clients, the public, partners, colleagues, and others.

  • Skills in basic graphic design and attention to detail for following style guidelines.

  • Capacity to give clear direction about complex visuals/materials to graphic designers.

  • Willingness to learn new things and, bring new ideas or solutions to the table.

Additional Information

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Austin, TX, San Antonio, TX (McAllister Freeway)












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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Public Engagement and Communications Group

ReqID: R-20230