11 months ago
About the Role
As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.
WSP has an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our growing Engagement team. We work on some of the country’s largest infrastructure projects as well delivering expertise for within the built environment, road, rail, utilities, energy, and environment sectors.
The right candidate will be able to demonstrate a willingness to support the team with stakeholder management, public consultation and community engagement activities.
They will play an important role in developing social media and digital platforms in order that we can enhance the ability of clients and projects to connect with target audiences and hard-to-reach groups.
A typical week would include:
* Working closely with colleagues across the WSP Engagement team as well as WSP teams from across the organisation.
* Building strong relationships with local communities and stakeholders.
* Representing the engagement team at various stakeholder/industry engagement events.
* Researching stakeholders likely to be interested and affected by infrastructure projects.
* Assisting with the delivery of communications logistics associated with engagement activities in local areas.
* Organising local mailings e.g. letter drops to customers, circulation of materials to venues.
* Preparing consultation and communication materials which will include liaising with technical teams, potentially drafting copy and working with design teams.
* Ensuring an accurate record of engagement with stakeholders at all times, using our in-house CRM system.
* Analysing consultation responses and stakeholder feedback (quantitative and qualitative data) to ascertain key issues and trends to feed into reports.
* Identifying and implementing improvements to processes, procedures and systems to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
* A Level's or equivalent.
* A relevant degree
* The ability to be a strong team player who has an enthusiastic and motivated attitude.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Some experience of communications, public consultation and/or stakeholder engagement.
* Knowledge of social and digital media channels with a view to using these to better connect with target audiences.
* Well-ordered, structured approach to delivery of tasks, with ability to adapt within demanding and fast-changing environment.
* Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills to manage a varied workload.
* Interest and passion for the infrastructure sector and how the delivery of these projects can create places where people want to live and work.
* The ability to understand complex information and translate this into copy which is clear and easy to understand.
* The ability to be highly organised and organise and analyse information and data.
* Excellent IT skills
You must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to adapt styles to a variety of media.
If you are seeking a job where your work allows communities and stakeholders to be better involved in shaping both the environment around them and some of the UK’s largest projects, then we want to hear from you.
What if we can?
What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!
WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.
As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!
Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.
Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.
A little about us:
Together, our people make up one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We’re dedicated to the communities where we live and work in the UK and propelled by international brainpower. Staying curious is what drives us. Looking at challenges from fresh angles helps us deliver future-ready solutions that break paradigms.
With around 7,900 talented people in 70+ offices across the UK, and 43,000 around the world, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.