Corporate Communication Specialist

Location: 

Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 172721 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Communications 

Department: Communication 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit is looking for a Corp. Communication specialist who can help manage and drive our companywide external and digital communication strategies. In this role, you’ll work closely with the Public and Media Relations team and the Digital Marketing and Media team to ensure we’re effectively building and protecting the company’s reputation. This person’s expertise in writing, message development, social media, web content and more will be crucial to the success of this role. The opportunities to develop and grow your career, make a big impact inside and outside the company, and help Kiewit deliver on its marketing and communication goals are great. We want someone who loves communications and can help Kiewit design and build some of the most amazing and important infrastructure and energy projects across North America. 

A successful candidate must be a capable writer and communicator, fast learner, adept at managing multiple responsibilities at once, and able to work collaboratively with business partners at multiple levels. Experience in employee communication and project management will be an important asset to the candidate. This position demands a person with high attention to detail and time management skills to consistently meet deadlines. 

District Overview

Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico and abroad. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, heavy civil, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Despite Kiewit’s impressive 2023 revenues of $17.1 billion and a workforce of 31,100 staff and craft employees, you’ll find yourself working within a small, fast-paced, high-impact team headquartered in Omaha. 

Location

This position is based out of Kiewit's headquarters at 1550 Mike Fahey Street. This is a shared service center in a professional office setting.

Responsibilities

•    Help the team manage media and public relations, including supporting key proactive and reactive media opportunities, community relations efforts, new releases, events and other strategic external communications.
•    Capably communicate with traditional and non-traditional media, and speak confidently and effectively with clients and other key stakeholders, as needed.
•    Support key social media initiatives and content
•    Help deliver important website content and messaging AND be part of the team focused on developing and rolling out a new company website. 
•    Work on strategic communication plans that align with company goals and objectives.
•    Support the company’s crisis management needs, including staying on top of key industry and public issues that require communication support.
•    Pilot, use and expand the use of AI and other key technology tools to improve how we handle external communications.
•    Work with vendors, suppliers and partners to ensure compliance with the Kiewit’s third-party marketing policies.
•    Assist with awards and industry ranking lists.
•    Help manage how the company uses proprietary communication items (e.g., photos, trademarks, logos) with the external public.
•    Have fun with a great team focused on building and protecting the company’s brand. 

Qualifications

•    Has a bachelor's degree in communications, Journalism, public relations, marketing or a related field.
•    Has at least 3-4 years of corporate communication, marketing or agency experience.
•    Can write very well (and enjoys doing it) – and capably deliver clear, concise messaging. 
•    Has some experience with digital and social media and – ideally – web content and messaging. 
•    Thrives and stays organized in a fast-paced environment.
•    Works well under pressure when duty calls, including in a crisis situation.
•    Thinks quickly and sharply on one’s feet and adapts to rapidly changing situations.
•    Is a team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
•    Is tactful, diplomatic and has good listening skills.
•    Has strong written, oral, presentation and visual communication skills.
•    Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to identify positively with people at all levels of Kiewit.
•    Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance 
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

 

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
 


There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.


Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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