Communications and Stakeholder Advisor

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  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Construction/Technical
  • Business Group:Higgins
  • Location:Tauranga
  • Job Reference:FCH/31336
  • Closing Date:31 Mar 2023


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Stakeholder Advisor to join the Green team in the Bay of Plenty region based at our Tauranga branch. 

Responsible for maintaining and nurturing strong relationships with our local communities and key stakeholder groups, allowing projects to achieve operational objectives. An exciting new role, this would suit someone with strong connection to local communities or the desire to initiate, grow and maintain these connections.

Key responsibilities 
  • Community Engagement, you will be the face of the project in the community, a key member at stakeholder meetings.
  • Develop and Deliver campaigns to inform and engage stakeholders of key project events.
  • Manage and respond to queries and responsible for external communications.
  • Provide project team guidance on PR and communications best practice.
  • Produce quality communication materials for the project.

This is a full time, permanent role working a minimum of 40 hours to a maximum of 50 hours per week. Competitive salary on offer between $90k - $110k per annum. 

About you

To be considered for this exciting opportunity you will need to offer the following skills and experience:
  • Have a relevant tertiary qualification in Communications or Marketing
  • 5+ years’ experience in marketing and communication (including brand management)
  • 5+ years' experience in relationship management and client services
  • 3+ years’ experience within the Engineering and Construction area, developing clear strategies and plans to engage stakeholders of key project events
  • Be comfortable dealing with people, responding to issues and enquiries, and liaising with the wider stakeholder and construction teams. 
  • Confidently initiate, grow and maintain effective working relationships, internally and externally
  • Experience in providing guidance on PR and communications best practice
  • Be well versed in conflict management and provide proactive innovative solutions

About Higgins

As part of the wider Fletcher Construction Group, we offer a range of initiatives and knowledge that you will be able to leverage off. We have a strong focus on continued learning and development and there will be a range of opportunities for you to take advantage of. As an organisation we are passionate about the safety of our staff and there is continued support for the initiatives you will be required to implement and maintain. 

Higgins are a leading roading and civil infrastructure company in New Zealand. We are on a dynamic growth path building tomorrows New Zealand with people at the heart of what we do every day.    

Higgins is committed to a drug-free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing along with a health check – you’ll need to be fit for work!

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We welcome your individuality. We are enriched by so many nationalities, languages, religions, customs, and lifestyles. We are proud of our diversity and see it as one of the things that make us stronger.