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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Public Involvement Specialist - Transportation (Dallas) in Dallas, Texas


The Assistant Public Involvement Specialist will support senior public involvement staff on a wide variety of communication and public outreach services for our clients. This includes developing and implementing programmatic and project communication strategies and public outreach plans to make our clients successful.

  • Support the coordination of communication and public involvement activities on major projects.

  • Assist with developing project communication strategies and public outreach plans.

  • Assist in the implementation of outreach plans with a focus on the development and organization of project assets and graphics.

  • Elements of these plans could include social media, video production, newsletters and fact sheets, Website content, telephone information lines, news releases, public meetings, open houses, comment forms, mailing lists, and response to public inquiries.

  • Assist with materials development, event logistics, attending and participating in public meetings, logging inquiries on public information hotlines, and data management.

  • Participate in proposal development and project presentations.

  • Provide graphic support for promotional initiatives and award submittals.

  • Run and distribute reports in the Stakeholder Management System

  • Assist in organizing and managing project information files and coordinating the interchange of project outreach information to project managers and clients.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, graphic design or a related field from an accredited program required. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

  • 0 to 3 years professional experience preferred.

  • Completion of a master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Prior internship or related experience a plus.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Basic analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Design/presentation software (Adobe Creative Suite) experience required.

  • High level of attention to detail. Proofreading experience strongly preferred.


Job Public Relations

Primary Location US-TX-Dallas

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 210877