Senior Communications Manager Job
Bechtel 646 reviews - Reston, VA

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Requisition ID: 62232

  • Organization: Corporate Affairs
  • Location: Reston, VA
Senior Communications Manager

Bechtel seeks an experienced, skilled communicator to manage the company's corporate, global reputation management and marketing communications programs. The successful candidate will conceptualize, plan, implement, and measure the success of a wide variety of strategic initiatives and communications efforts in support of the company's business goals.

The candidate will work directly with corporate communications, issue management, media relations, social media, stewardship, and sustainability services teams at the corporate level and with market sector colleagues around the world on reputation management. Duties include the management of a team in Reston and of vendors and contractors as appropriate.

The position reports to Bechtel's Principal Vice-President and Manager, Global Corporate Affairs & Communications, and is based at Bechtel's corporate operations headquarters in Reston, VA (near Washington, DC).

Principal duties:
Develops, manages, and implements reputation management communications programs in support of company objectives.

Identifies and leverages communications opportunities that will enhance the company's reputation, key messages, and thought leadership with external audiences.

Develops and manages marketing communications strategies and plans including corporate positioning and messaging, advertising, and other collateral materials as appropriate.

Manages corporate external website.

Oversees the implementation of corporate visual identity standards.

Works closely with corporate communications, issue management, media relations, social media, stewardship, and sustainability services teams in coordinating communications activities.

Provides counsel and support to senior executives, market sector managers, project leadership, and deployed communications teams.

Manages a staff team located in Reston, VA and various vendors and contractors.

Significant experience in a senior corporate communications position with a proven track record in strategic corporate reputation management and marketing communications, and in global positioning strategies.

Significant experience in developing and leading an external content reputation management program using media such as blogs, print, video, and social media, website, advertising, and webinars.

Experience in working with digital communications, including social media, web (external/internal), mobile, and other new media applications, including use of search engine optimization tools.

Strong team leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire team members

Ability to work closely with senior executives, to lead and coordinate effectively across organizational lines.

Expert analytical and strategic planning skills, able to balance short and long term priorities and manage simultaneous projects.

Effective project management skills: able to define project goals and deliverables and implement key programs on time and within budget.

Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.

Excellent judgment; heightened sense of personal and corporate ethics.

Competent user of business software.

Bachelor's degree in communications or related field; 15 years’ experience in increasingly responsible roles in global reputation management corporate communications.

Master's degree in business or communications a plus.

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, procurement, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right- no matter how big, how complex or how remote. The reliability of our performance, the enduring quality of our projects, the strength of our ethics, and the seriousness of our commitment to safety and sustainability are evident in everything we do. Bechtel delivers for its customers what others can only promise.

Build your career as you build some of the most challenging and complex projects in the world today.

Bechtel is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE).

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