Deputy Program Manager/Senior Communications Specialist

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Arcadis is seeking a creative, results-oriented communications professional with proven experience managing large-scale projects or initiatives. You will primarily serve as the deputy program manager for one of Arcadis’ premier client programs in Atlanta.

Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets.

We are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life. Everyone has an important role to play. With the power of many curious minds, together we can solve the world’s most complex challenges and deliver more impact together.

Role description:

You will primarily serve as the deputy program manager for one of Arcadis’ premier client programs in Atlanta. As such, you will need to live in or be willing to relocate to the Atlanta region. This position is a hybrid of in-office and at-home remote work. The deputy program manager position reports directly to the lead program manager for the client, with a dotted line to the senior communications manager for Arcadis’ Atlanta office.

Role accountabilities:

Core duties include, but are not limited to, co-managing the project team and liaising with the client; coordinating and/or conducting meetings; reviewing and ensuring on-time delivery of work and activities; and delegating tasks as necessary. In addition to project management experience, you must have a strong background in communications and/or public relations, specifically experience in developing relationships with news media outlets, pitching stories to reporters, coordinating media interviews, and monitoring and delivering measurable results of PR efforts. Experience in transportation demand management (TDM) is a plus.

This position is perfect for someone who is passionate about sustainability, thinks both strategically and tactically, works well both independently and as part of a team, and who enjoys interacting with both clients and the public alike. Your strong organization, time management, ability to multitask, and writing and editing skills will be key factors to your success. Also critical to this position is your ability to demonstrate ambition in conceptualizing and executing innovative ideas and process improvements on behalf of the client.

Essential Duties:

Oversee the day-to-day activities and deliverables of the project team, including subs

Work with the primary project scheduler to monitor budget, scope, and schedule

Assist with organizing and maintaining document repositories

Fill in for the lead program manager in her absence

Cultivate relationships with and pitch stories to news media outlets; manage PR pitch schedule

Qualifications & Experience

Required Qualifications:

7+ years of project management and communications experience

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations, or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and/or Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Master’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations, or related field

Experience in transportation demand management (TDM)

TDM-CP encouraged to apply

Why Arcadis?

We can only achieve our goals when everyone is empowered to be their best. We believe everyone's contribution matters. It’s why we are pioneering a skills-based approach, where you can harness your unique experience and expertise to carve your career path and maximize the impact we can make together.

You’ll do meaningful work, and no matter what role, you’ll be helping to deliver sustainable solutions for a more prosperous planet. Make your mark, on your career, your colleagues, your clients, your life and the world around you.

Together, we can create a lasting legacy.

Join Arcadis. Create a Legacy.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Arcadis offers benefits for full time and part time positions. These benefits include medical, dental, and vision, EAP, 401K, STD, LTD, AD&D, life insurance, paid parental leave, reward & recognition program and optional benefits including wellbeing benefits, adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement. We offer seven paid holidays and potentially up to two floating holidays per calendar year depending on start date, and 15 days PTO that accrue per year. The salary range for this position is $82000 - $123000.

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