Public Involvement Specialist in Charlotte

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Charlotte, North Carolina View on Map
  • Apply Before : August 18, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Public Involvement Specialist in Charlotte North Carolina. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Charlotte.


Position : Public Involvement Specialist

Work location : Charlotte, North Carolina

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Public Involvement Specialist for our Charlotte, NC office. Be involved in projects with our Communications and Public Involvement Practice and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
This Opportunity
The position will support communictions and public engagement efforts for a variety of infrastructure projects in the Southeast region. The position may support other WSP communications and public involvement efforts nationally as needed. This is an exciting opportunity to join our national team of talented communications and public outreach/public information professionals.
Your Impact

Serve as liason between projects and the community
Implement effective public outreach strategies infrastructure projects
Perform public involvement tasks to develop effective strategies that solicit feedback and input from the public
Implement strategic messages that educate the community on the purpose, need, benefits and perceived impacts of projects and programs
Coordinate and participate in virtual and in-person public meetings and community events with various neighborhood groups or other stakeholders as assigned. Availability to work some nights and weekends, as needed
Provide input on responses to public inquiries and escalated stakeholder issues
Implement strategic social media outreach plans including the research, writing and vetting of various posts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.)
Research and write content for a variety of communication channels, including website, social media, talking points, presentations, marketing materials and media notifications  
Monitor, archive and escalate media coverage of project issues
Research and possibly respond to a variety of media requests in a timely manner
Analyze the effectiveness of outreach campaigns, including website and social media content
Coordinate the work of support services such as graphic design, website development, video, and photography
Work closely with project teams and clients on communications alignment with client priorities and program messaging
Attend external project, agency, and community meetings to provide public involvement updates and identify public involvement issues
Identify opportunities for community and professional involvement for the project team
Build strong relationships with clients and assist with business development activities
Interact in a clear and concise manner with a variety of diverse audiences
Perform other duties as assigned or required by WSP USA Inc. and our clients

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or a related field
Minimum of 1-3 years of communications experience 
Outstanding oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Superior organizational, time management and creative skills
Proven experience writing content for website, social media, and media notifications
Ability to understand and translate complex, technical information into easy-to-understand content for public consumption
High attention to detail; proofreading skills
Deadline driven with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Proven experience using social media for outreach campaigns
Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Ability to work effectively with teams and demonstrate initiative to lead tasks
Ability to work well with the public and interact effectively with all organizational levels, including senior management

Preferred Qualifications

Work experience in public information and communication for infrastructure (transportation, energy, water, construction, etc.) projects
Bilingual in Spanish with the ability to communicate effectively in conversational Spanish and provide written translations
Experience in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Premiere Pro

Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: N/A – No travel required
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
All locations: US-NC-Charlotte

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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