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Black & Veatch People Experience Communications Senior Strategist in Overland Park, Kansas

People Experience Communications Senior Strategist

Date: May 23, 2023


Overland Park, KS, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help yougive us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Req Id : 97989

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No

Why Black and Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work and winner of the Newsweek’s 2023 America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity, Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity’s biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use.


The Opportunity

As a member of the People Experience Communications team, you’ll help bring to life our team’s goal to shape the employer brand and professional experience through communications by informing, inspiring and engaging professionals to contribute to the success of BV.

As a critical member of the team, the People Experience Communications Manager is responsible for developing and executing comprehensive internal and executive communications strategies to targeted and global audiences with a goal to connect people to strategic priorities and build collaboration and engagement in a hybrid and matrixed working environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build, execute and measure comprehensive communications engagement strategies and plans aligned to key priorities that strengthen the Black & Veatch culture and employee experience.

  • Build and maintain internal client relationships, particularly within Global Human Resources – from senior executives to SMEs to project leads – serving as a trusted advisor and strategic partner for communications and engagement related matters.

  • Develop strategic content for use in multiple communications platforms in support of internal communications as well as external communications which describe, reinforce, and advance the company's Employee Value Proposition.

  • Create engaging content for various channels that connects our employee-owners to strategic priorities and one another – including leadership/executive communications, people features, organizational updates, change management initiatives, town hall content, presentations and more.

  • Aligns all communications with employer branding efforts and employer value proposition

  • Contribute to internal content strategy discussions and develop and execute internal communications plans for content that is relevant and engaging for target audiences.

  • Ability to create quick turnaround content deliverables as well as long-term projects involving collaboration with other internal clients across the organization.

  • Solid organizational and project management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage expectations across multiple, complex projects / priorities.

  • Partner with the video and graphic design teams to coordinate supporting assets through production.

Management Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communication or a related field; or equivalent experience

  • 6+ years related experience

  • All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6+ years experience in internal communications with advanced knowledge of internal communications concepts

  • Extensive experience developing strategic, internal communications plans and measuring the outcomes

  • Experience and/or knowledge communicating about HR related functions like Talent Management an Development, Compensation, Benefits, Wellbeing and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • A skilled storyteller and enjoys engaging others through words and visuals.

  • Advanced written, editorial and verbal communications skills with a demonstrated understanding of AP Style

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and SharePoint Online

  • Demonstrated experience using both traditional and emerging platforms to reach and engage various audience segments while partnering with design and content teams

  • Flexible and comfortable responding to quickly changing conditions with agility and innovation

  • Ability to think strategically and execute tactically

  • Strong multi-tasking skills and attention to detail

  • Interpersonal and networking skills

  • Proven ability to track, measure and analyze results


Work Environment/Physical Demands


Salary Plan

MAC: Marketing & Communications

Job Grade


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

Nearest Major Market: Olathe

Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City