Associate - Project Communications - RPS

We are seeking a high calibre Project Communications Consultant to work with our multi-disciplinary teams to devise and implement communications strategies and programmes for policy and infrastructure projects including renewable energy, water, wastewater, flooding, and transportation. Central to this role will be effective public consultation and stakeholder engagement that builds trust and social acceptance to support project delivery.

We encourage and value different ideas, perspectives, and styles of thinking. You’ll be joining a diverse community and a company that puts its people first and prioritises their wellbeing. A career here is far from ordinary.

Company RPS
Location Dun Laoghaire
Apply by 27 October 2021
Position / Title Associate - Project Communications
Reporting to Director of Project Communications
Direct Reports 2-3
Contract Type Permanent
How To Apply

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  • Strategic communications advisory - developing and implementing effective strategies that display strategic acumen, including risk and audience insights
  • Trusted advisor to our clients and colleagues
  • Devise and deliver engagement strategies with communities, representative groups and individuals (external stakeholder engagement)
  • Lead delivery of public consultations, including publishable reports on same
  • Business development and tendering activity
  • Client relationship management, account management and leading project teams to deliver results
  • Supporting the Director in managing the Business Unit.


Experience: 8-10 years’ professional experience gained in devising engagement strategies and communicating complex projects to stakeholders / landowners. Consulting / Agency experience preferred.


  • Experience of working with the public / semi-state sector and / or utilities advantageous
  • Ability to perform at both a strategic and an operational level
  • Commercially focused with strong financial acumen
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential; experience of stakeholder engagement with Gaeltacht communities beneficial
  • A flexible and willing approach to travel for work at project locations around Ireland
  • Strong interest in current affairs, understanding of the planning process and enthusiasm for infrastructure delivery.


Relevant academic background includes Geography / Agri-Science / Engineering / Environmental Science / Planning / Behavioural Economics / Law / Business.


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