Project Engagement Lead

Website AdvanceTRS Advance Training and Recruitment Services

Technical recruiters for the built environment

Job Role: Project Engagement Lead

Salary: £32,000 – £36,000 + Benefits

Location: Portsmouth (Hampshire)

Excited to share that we are recruiting on behalf of our client who are a specialist Civil Engineering Contractor for a Project Engagement Lead, overseeing a variety of responsibilities to ensure effective communication and public engagement within the community.

Our client tackle challenging flood defence schemes along the UK’s coastlines & rivers and maintain water sector infrastructure.

Job role and responsibilities:

  • Supported by the project team, coordinate and attend project liaison events for the public and local community groups focused on environment, construction and Planning.
  • Attendance at quarterly Stakeholder Advisory Group meetings, taking actions and distributing to the internal project team
  • Preparation of documents to be submitted to the Local Planning Authority to enable construction, including responses to Planning queries in a timely manner.
  • Attend weekly & monthly progress meetings, working together with the team to identify opportunities for communication and publicity.
  • Liaise with project team to keep them up to date with communication activities & issues.
  • Input key risks into the project risk register and raise any programme concerns with the wider project team.
  • Write content for the project newsletter, and Future Water’s website and social media.
  • Produce content for award submissions and industry press articles promoting our projects.
  • Provide the client with communications summaries and responses to queries from members of the public in an accurate, informative and professional manner.
  • Ensure the project Stakeholder & Community Engagement Plan is followed and updated.
  • Work with the client’s Communications team to publicly celebrate project achievements.
  • Assist with the delivery of third party visits to site, including statutory authorities
  • Line management of Project Engagement Officer and support with STEM engagement and school visits
  • Assist our Client’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, including charity and community initiatives.
  • Provide the client with communications summaries and responses to queries from members of the public in an accurate, informative and professional manner.

Qualifications and Experience required:

  • Professional experience communicating with members of the public in-person, on the phone and in writing.
  • Experience of working in a community-based and/or public facing role
  • Experience of working in a school or with young people
  • Experience with planning applications and consultation (desirable)
  • Full driving licence
  • CSCS card (desirable)
  • GCSE Maths & English
  • Public Relations (desirable)
  • Degree or higher level qualification in a relevant subject

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please reach out to Charlie Knight @ Advance TRS.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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