Public Relations Officer
Parsons’ engineering and construction management staff members create innovative, safe, and sustainable infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait. We deliver rail, transit, road, and highway transportation; water conveyance and wastewater treatment; oil and gas; land development; public; and aviation infrastructure to our customers and communities. Parsons creates interconnected communities and world-class infrastructure.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Public Relations Officer performs a variety of public relations and liaison functions for the project. He will liaise directly with the general/public and the project stakeholders during the construction of the works. He will respond to all enquiries from the general/public and be involved in resolving conflicts arising from the effects of the construction works on the general/public. He will prepare the media information from the project to be used for the client with different media resources.
Assist in the planning and launching of the public relations programme, to include but not limited to the design, print and supply of notices and flyers and other material to inform the public of the commencement of works on site, traffic diversions, lane closures, etc.
Provide a continued response to inquiries from the general public about the ongoing construction works and be involved in resolving any conflicts resulting from the effects of the construction works on the public.
Develop a plan to inform the public of the impact and progress of the project works throughout all of its phases of construction.
Develop appropriate methods of communicating the construction of the project to local business people and residents.
Periodically prepare communications for the media (Newspapers/TV/Radio and Internet) and other interested parties regarding the progress of the construction work on site to be used by the client.
Dealing, handling and resolving conflicts, feedbacks, complaints from the public and residents about the project.
Initiate dialogue with the public, residents, Municipalities etc. on public relation issues as directed by the Senior Resident Engineer / Resident Engineer as applicable.
Conduct regular visits and ad-hoc visits to residents affected by the construction works and make necessary reports and feedback to the Senior Resident Engineer / Resident Engineer as applicable.
Ensure safety goals are achieved on the project and oversee implementation of safety procedures on the project.
Ensure quality goals are achieved on the project and oversee implementation of quality procedures on the roadworks.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field from an internationally recognized accredited University plus a minimum of five (5) years post graduate experience in a similar role
Must have good communication skills.
Must be fluent in Arabic and English both written and spoken skills.
Must be fully computer literate and able to utilize computer technology to access data, maintain records, generate reports, etc. and any project specific engineering and construction relevant software.
Good knowledge / skilled in digital photography.
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