Principal Communications & Engagement Consultant, Flexible Location
Stantec
Christchurch
5d ago

Requisition Number : 19752BR

Description :

Stantec is one of New Zealand’s leading multidisciplinary professional consultancies. Communities are fundamental to us.

Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

At Stantec our greatest strength is the quality of our people. Expertise and dedication is the foundation of our success, and this is reflected by our supportive, fun work environment, the exciting projects we are engaged in, the personal growth and training opportunities we offer and the excellent conditions of employment and competitive remuneration packages.

Your Opportunity

Stantec’s Community Development team has an immediate opportunity for a Principal Communications and Engagement Consultant to join our New Zealand-wide team.

This role is open to Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin office. The purpose of this role is to provide professional communications, stakeholder and community engagement advice to our clients.

In addition, identifying opportunities for new business in these fields will ensure Stantec’s business strategies are realised.

Your Key Responsibilities

Provide technical leadership in stakeholder engagement work to support Stantec projects, including the development and review of stakeholder engagement plans, policies, communication strategies and their implementation on infrastructure, master planning and standalone engagement projects.

Engage in a range of project work combining stakeholder and community engagement, communications and consultation monitoring and evaluation.

Develop and review communication strategies and stakeholder engagement plans.

Develop and expand Stantec capability in the field of stakeholder engagement, including obtaining new clients and / or new work from existing clients.

Input into proposals for relevant Stantec projects to ensure that services meet or exceed client expectations.

Lead with stakeholder and community assessments, facilitation and focus groups.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including good judgment and influencing skills
  • Community engagement experience
  • Strong customer / client focus
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Experience in dealing with conflict
  • Demonstrated ability to critically examine systems, processes and information to develop better ways of working
  • Can quickly pick up work or tasks with minimal direction
  • Education and Experience

  • As a minimum you will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification / experience plus PRINZ membership or IAP2 certification is preferable.
  • 12 years’ minimum experience in consulting, government or industry, and specialising in stakeholder and communications.
  • What we offer

    Along with a competitive salary we offer many other benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing is ongoing.

  • Flexible Working Arrangements including purchasing up to 4 weeks additional leave and provision for school term contracts, job sharing or part time employment
  • Learning and Talent Development Programs including global programmes, online learning and on-the-job learning
  • Mentoring for your own development
  • Professional Memberships
  • Health Insurance Income Protection Insurance Life Insurance
  • Service Recognition Awards
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • How to apply

    Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s’ talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us.

    Join us and redefine your personal best.

    To discuss in more detail contact Margaret McMeel 09 580 4502 or 027 544 2930 or apply directly online.

    Title :

    Principal Communications & Engagement Consultant, Flexible Location

    Qualifications :

  • As a minimum you will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification / experience plus PRINZ membership or IAP2 certification is preferable.
  • 12 years’ minimum experience in consulting, government or industry, and specialising in stakeholder and communications.
  • Employment Type : Full-Time

    Job Type : Regular

    Job Category : Business Support

    About Stantec : About us

    About us

    The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 350 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring water, transport and infrastructure projects to life.

    Our work from initial project concept and planning through design, construction and commissioning is built on a nearly 200-year history.

    So, when we take on a project, we see the opportunity to make a lasting connection with the people and places where we live and work.

    Location :

    New Zealand-Auckland, New Zealand-Christchurch, New Zealand-Dunedin, New Zealand-Wellington

    Country : New Zealand

    State / Province :

    Auckland, Canterbury, Otago, Wellington

    City :

    Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington

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