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Arcadis U.S.Inc.
Irvine, CA 92606
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Arcadis seeks a Principal Community Relations Officer to join the team in Irvine, CA to provide high level liaison work between external stakeholders such as elected officials, businesses, and community and special interest groups regarding the I-5 North Capacity Enhancements Project.

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is 'people first', and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You'll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people's lives. You're encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Successful applicants for this position must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and be fully vaccinated, or have a qualifying exemption pursuant to Arcadis's interactive process. Proof of vaccination is required.

Role description:

This position serves as the positive link between Metro, the community, and various stakeholders to create trust and an enduring relationship for Metro; conducts the more complex staff work in connection with community outreach, preparation, and dissemination of informational materials, training, mitigation, and rapid response resolution.

Role accountabilities:

  • Plans and implements, or attends publicity efforts, strategies, and outreach programs to define community needs, obtain their input, gain their support, and promote the Project
  • Meets and confers with Metro staff, external stakeholders, and project contractors to resolve conflicting or divergent opinions and to reach mutually acceptable solutions
  • Research incidents, complaints, and concerns, including difficult and sensitive problems, and interfaces with contractors and management to resolve issues
  • Recommends strategies to promote Metros strategic goals and objectives
  • Prepares and makes presentations to management, public officials, community groups, schools, and other stakeholders
  • Provides support to project management and the department, and inter-department management in Board presentations, community outreach, and in coordinating construction activities and mitigations
  • Provides input in creating useful communication tools and methods
  • Develops content for collateral material to educate the public on construction activities
  • Keeps the community and elected officials informed of construction impacts related to construction projects
  • Remains up to date on current and proposed activities and programs, and applicable regulations by attending Board, project, and community meetings
  • Prepares correspondence, reports, newsletter, and talking materials, as requested, by management or public officials
  • Plans and conducts safety education outreach before and during construction projects
  • Coordinates and conducts tours of the Project
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out
  • May be required to perform other related job duties
Required Qualifications:
  • 5+ Years of relevant experience performing community relations work; some positions in this class may require specialized experience in area of assignment
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing, or a related field
Key Skills and Attributes:
  • Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)

    Posted: 2021-11-22 Expires: 2021-12-21
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