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Proj Outreach Specialist - Proj Outreach Specialist Sr

Company: American Electric Power
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description: NOTE: Communication professionals with utility experience are encouraged to apply for this position of Project Outreach Specialist at AEP. The position offers a hybrid work schedule (2 days in office) and flexible work hours. AEP seeks an individual with communications experience, preferably in the utility industry, and at least 1 years of experience in communications and public engagement work. Candidates must be self-motivated and dedicated to being a collaborative team member. Bi-lingual candidates meeting the minimum requirements are encouranged to apply

This position supports project communications in Texas. Qualified candidates residing in the Corpus Christi, TX; Tulsa, OK; and Abilene, TX areas will be considered.

Education and/or relevant Experience will be used to determine the appropriate salary and salary grade.
This position supports the primary field customer relations and communications resource for public interaction and outreach on AEP Transmission projects. Responsible for assisting in identifying, developing, and coordinating delivery of overall outreach strategies to support the goals, philosophies, policies, initiatives, and day-to-day activities of AEP Transmission and its affiliates, including joint ventures. Key member of project siting team who interfaces with or supports interaction with external audiences, including individual customers and local officials. Requirements include excellent written and public speaking skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and strong business knowledge. Able to meet with affected or potentially affected customers to surface issues, solve problems, and bring local knowledge and insight to the siting process.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS are listed below:

1) Work directly with affected or potentially affected landowners to gain beneficial project routing information and resolve issues before and during the transmission line routing process.

2) Support efforts to work with external affairs teams and educate the public (landowners, thought leaders, elected officials) about proposed transmission projects.

3) Assist and support of customer outreach strategies that improve two-way communications and line routing success.

4) Provide field support to transmission siting, line engineering, right of way, and project management team to ensure projects are executed on time.

5) Provide support to Outreach Specialist and work closely with Project Management, Line and Station Engineering, Right of Way, Corporate Communications, and External Affairs to foster two-way communications between key stakeholders and the project team to improve success in siting transmission projects. Coordinate deployment of resources accordingly.

Requirements
PROJECT OUTREACH SPECIALIST:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Education requirements are listed below:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, business, marketing, customer service, advertising, communications, public relations or public affairs, or related field.

    Work Experience requirement listed below:

    One year experience in Utilities, Corporate Communications, Customer Service, Marketing, Media Relations, Journalism, or related field.

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

    Travel requirements are expected 25-50% of the time

    Physical demand level is Sedentary

    1. The ability to handle multiple projects and assignments is critical. 2. May require extended hours to accomplish assigned tasks to meet requirements and schedules. 3. Some overnight travel to facilities and projects (field work) is required periodically. 4. Twenty to thirty percent of travel time associated with this position. 5. Ability to hike one mile ten percent of the time.

    PROJECT OUTREACH SPECIALIST SR
    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education requirements are listed below:
    • Bachelor's degree in journalism, business, marketing, customer service, advertising, communications, public relations, public affairs, or related field.

      Work Experience requirement listed below:

      Four years' experience in Utilities, Corporate Communications, Customer Service, Marketing, Media Relations, Journalism, or related field.

      OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

      Travel requirements are expected 25-50% of the time

      Physical demand level is Sedentary

      1. The ability to handle multiple projects and assignments is critical. 2. May require extended hours to accomplish assigned tasks to meet requirements and schedules. 3. Some overnight travel to facilities and projects (field work) is required periodically. 4. Twenty to thirty percent travel time associated with this position. 5. Ability to hike one mile ten percent of the time.

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