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Principal Consultant - Stakeholder Engagement & Social Sustainability

GHD Pty Ltd

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 08/11/2017

Job Category:

Consulting / Environmental

Job description:
  • Sydney location
  • Flexible, social and diverse work culture
  • Work on high-profile and varied projects

With more than 9000 people globally, GHD is one of the world''s leading professional services companies operating in the global market sectors of Water, Energy and Resources, Environment, Property & Buildings and Transportation. Serving clients across five continents and the Pacific region, GHD people share a passion for exceeding the expectations of our clients and contributing to their success.

We are seeking a talented and passionate individual to join GHD’s fast-growing Engagement, Communications and Social Planning team to work with high-profile communication and stakeholder engagement clients, including some of Australia’s largest urban infrastructure projects.

We help our clients to understand who their stakeholders and communities are, what matters to them, and how to best engage and communicate for positive outcomes. We work closely with our clients to develop the right strategic approach, pick the best people and tools for the job, and deliver better stakeholder relationships.

As a Principal Consultant in our Engagement, Communications and Social Planning team, you will provide services to a variety of public and private sector clients including:

Stakeholder and community engagement strategies, planning, program delivery, reviews and evaluations.
Communication and engagement strategy, tools and tactics for projects and programs designed for various platforms and audiences.
Designing, implementing and reporting community engagement programs.
Contribute to the planning of social infrastructure and assess the social impacts of major developments or urban infrastructure
Designing, delivering and monitoring of digital and social media programs to support the stakeholder and community goals of projects.
Mentor and help lead an exciting team of like-minded individuals

Key criteria:

A tertiary qualification in Communication, Marketing or Public Relations, Business, Social Science or Arts.
8 years’ experience with some tenure in a consultancy environment where you were involved in multiple projects at any one time would be considered extremely beneficial.
Excellent writing skills and the demonstrated capacity to produce high quality content written for a range of digital and traditional communication tools.
Strong organisational and problem-solving skills together with the capacity to be flexible and adaptable.
Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to talk to members of the community and other key stakeholders as required.

Prior experience working in an infrastructure project design and delivery team is highly desirable. Candidates who hold a certificate in Public Participation from the International Association for Public Participation and who have digital communication experience or have used online engagement tools and stakeholder engagement databases will be highly regarded. 

If you are a proactive, results-driven individual with highly developed communication skills and a strong work ethic, we welcome your application.

We offer a professional working environment and culture and believe that work / life balance is critical to the success and happiness of our people. GHD also offers competitive salary packages based on qualifications, skills and experience along with family friendly policies. 

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter via Alternatively, for a confidential discussion please call Ben Jenkins in the GHD People team on 02 9239 7937.