Community Engagement Officer – Port Augusta Based
CPB Contractors is a leading international construction company and a member of the CIMIC Group.
We combine the construction track record and expertise formerly delivered by Leighton Contractors and Thiess, and we also include the people and projects of Leighton Asia.
In conjunction with our clients and partners, CPB Contractors is delivering important and iconic projects across all key sectors of the construction industry, meaning we offer significant and diverse work opportunities.
We are building on the strong foundations of our unique history to create a successful and sustainable future. Safely delivering next-generation infrastructure that better connects people and transforms communities is at the heart of what we do.
CPB Contractors has been selected by the South Australian Government to deliver three important projects under the Port Wakefield to Port Augusta (PW2PA) Alliance.
We are currently seeking a Community Engagement Officer to join the Community and Stakeholder Engagement Team. This is a full-time role based in Port Augusta.
We are looking for someone that is passionate about engaging with the community and key stakeholders and keeping them informed while projecting a strong and positive image of the Joy Baluch Bridge AM Duplication Project and the PW2PA Alliance more broadly.
As a Community Engagement Officer, you will be accountable for:
- Developing and implementing a regular program of stakeholder contacts/liaison meetings to build trust, honesty and reliability of the PW2PA Alliance
- Preparing community work notifications and other project communication materials
- Organising internal and external approvals for project communication materials
- Maintaining a community stakeholder database of contacts (Consultation Manager) and preparing a monthly report on all activities and stakeholder interactions.
- Responding to project enquiries from members of the public and other stakeholders
- Actively engage with local residents, businesses and Aboriginal communities to ensure our approach reflects the values of inclusion and diversity to deliver best for project outcomes.
- Assisting to plan and coordinate local community events
- Attending a range of project meetings to ensure that community issues are raised and addressed in a timely manner
- Providing administrative support at community and stakeholder meetings and forums as required
- Coordinating and undertaking relationship-building activities with key internal stakeholders to ensure clear, consistent and timely information across the project
- Ensuring activities are delivered to plan, within agreed timeframes, quality and budget
Our minimum requirements for this role are:
- Qualifications and/or demonstrated experience (3 years+) in a community engagement, communications or community development role or related discipline (desirable)
- IAP2 Certificate in Engagement (preferable)
- Experience working on infrastructure projects an advantage
- Knowledge of and experience working with Aboriginal communities an advantage
- Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of different people and stakeholders
- Be prepared and available to respond to 24/7 project enquiries as required, including afterhours phone calls
- Excellent administrative and computer skills, including Microsoft Office
- Sound organisational skills and the ability to manage concurrent activities
- Accuracy and a good eye for detail
- A team player
- Some regional travel will be required and a driver’s licence is essential.
Ideally, we are looking for a person who lives in the region, or is willing to relocate, and has a good understanding of the Port Augusta and surrounding communities. The successful individual will promote community involvement and manage stakeholder issues in accordance with the Community Engagement and Media Management Plan.
We are committed to workplace diversity and to providing flexible work opportunities on our project. We support women in construction and Indigenous advancement and participation. Women and people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.
Opportunities on this project are being sourced directly through the Alliance and we will not accept applications via external recruitment agencies
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