At David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA), our philosophy is to find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best. For over 40 years, DEA has been leading complex transportation, energy, water resources, and land development projects nationwide. Our multidisciplinary teams partner with clients to design innovative solutions that address the unique needs of each project. The firm has over 30 offices in 11 states and employs approximately 750 people. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR’s Top 100 Pure Design firms in the US.
DEA’s Salt Lake City, UT office is hiring for a mid-levelPublic Involvement Coordinator to work with our transportation team on local projects. This position is a full time, standard 40 hours/week and requires on-call availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week for telephone calls and/or emails. Some night or weekend work may be required as needed. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to use and expand their skillset and experience in public outreach, project coordination, business development and communication techniques.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Manage day-to-day operations for assigned public involvement projects;
Develop effective public outreach strategies for high profile transportation projects;
Create, edit, and produce public involvement documents;
Monitor and respond to public inquires via public hotlines and emails accounts. Be available to hotline 24 hours per day, 7 days per week;
Organize events including open houses, workshops, public hearings, neighborhood meetings, ground breakings, ribbon cuttings, workshops, one-on-one meetings and other public events;
Produce and maintain stakeholder databases;
Develop public outreach materials and coordinate distribution among project team members, stakeholders, and client as needed;
Interact with the public utilizing a wide range of traditional and innovative communication methods;
Act as a liaison between technical project team members and the public;
Prepare, compose, and maintain letters, documents, and spreadsheets using Microsoft Office applications ((Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access);
Participate in business development activities and engage with key clients; and
Performs other duties as assigned or required by DEA and our clients.
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or Public Relations
3-8 years of experience planning and conducting outreach or public involvement activities, or community/public relations, city or state planning, or general communications experience.
Excellent writing and public speaking skills
Detail oriented and enthusiastic with demonstrable knowledge of and ability to implement various public involvement techniques.
Excellent people skills including the ability to communicate clearly, listen and summarize information, document interactions, and problem-solve or reduce conflicts when possible.
Must be able to communicate effectively in written and oral formats including speaking to people one-on-one, in small groups, and to large groups.
Ability to understand and explain technical information to a variety of audiences, often in high- profile situations.
Ability to complete complex work assignments on schedule, with limited supervision.
Adobe creative suite or other graphics programs a plus.
What sets David Evans and Associates (DEA) apart—even more than the quality of our work—is the quality of our relationships and the commitments we make. Our goal is to deliver desired outcomes through excellent project solutions and a superior client experience.
The DEA Difference is reflected in six commitments and the seriousness with which we make them:
We begin with clarity of expectations – actively listening and understanding your objectives. We clarify the outcomes you seek, both from a project and relationship perspective. We initially and regularly identify critical success factors.
With an understanding of your expectations, you can expect effective communication marked by honesty, openness, and respect. We communicate regularly as a team and stay abreast of changes in expectations or conditions, then adapt accordingly.
Because quality is a cornerstone of any client-consultant relationship, we emphasize accountability. At DEA, accountability means respecting the boundaries of the scope, schedule, and budget and rising above circumstances that would stand in the way of achieving results.
Working in a spirit of collaboration and teamwork, we strive to serve a...s an extension of your staff and act as one team in developing solutions. We draw on firm-wide expertise and resources to benefit your projects.
Using initiative and creativity, we transform issues into opportunities and emphasize anticipating needs. You’ll work with professionals who see the big picture and lead in developing sustainable design and management solutions. Our resources, including advanced systems and technology, help us quickly deliver results.
Through these commitments, we discover opportunities to create trust-based relationships. A trust-based relationship is our sixth commitment.
Taken together, these commitments create authentic, meaningful relationships; effective solutions; and superior client experiences, which are the hallmark of the DEA Difference.
Join us and work in an environment that fosters collaboration and teamwork, where expectations are clearly defined through effective communication, where teams are accountable to the results and process, where trust in your team leads to shared success, and where initiative and creativity are rewarded.
Be part of what defines our future.