Strategic Communications Manager at HDR (Salt Lake City, UT)

| Salt Lake City, UT
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About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Strategic Communications Manager we'll count on you to:

  • Develop and maintain a Strategic Plan for the growth and delivery of Strategic Communications in his/her respective area.
  • Coordinate with the Regional Business Class Lead to support business class initiatives.
  • Client management and development by identifying target clients, actively market and develop new clients in coordination with Client Development Leads/Marketing Managers and Market Sector Leads.
  • Development and management of strategic communications programs for new & existing clients.
  • Advanced project management skills including development and management of scopes, schedules and budgets including staffing plans and workflow management.
  • Manage communications teams including multi-media designers, event planners, data managers and social media specialists.
  • Management of client deliverables.
  • Documentation of outreach activities and success metrics.
  • Media strategy and management.
  • Lead development and management of outreach strategy (political, business, residential, minority, etc.).
  • Mentor and develop communications staff.
  • Manage sub consultants.
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance for other projects.
  • Pilot new outreach technologies and approaches.
  • Other duties as needed.



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations or closely related field.
  • Minimum 5 years related experience
  • Experience leading teams in a fast paced environment
  • Willingness to travel
  • Service and client-oriented personality with the ability to handle multiple assignments at a time and set and meet deadlines
  • Strong industry presence through leadership roles, presentations or published papers
  • Media relations experience desired
  • In depth knowledge of local, state and federal requirements for public involvement
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior staff management experience
  • Media relations experience


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.
More Information on HDR
HDR operates in the Greentech industry. The company is located in Omaha, NE, Anchorage, AK, Phoenix, AZ, Tuscon, AZ, Irvine, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Sacramento, CA, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Colorado Springs, CO, Denver, CO, Englewood, CO, Washington, DC, Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL, Tallahassee, FL, Tampa, FL, Atlanta, GA, Honolulu, HI, Boise, ID, Chicago, IL, Des Moines, IA, Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, Baton Rouge, LA, Boston, MA, Portland, ME, Fulton, MD, Ann Arbor, MI, Minneapolis, MN, Kansas City, MO, St Louis, MO, Lincoln, NE, Las Vegas, NV, Reno, NV, Albuquerque, NM, New York, NY, Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC, Cleveland, OH, Columbus, OH, Portland, OR, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, North Charleston, SC, Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, Salt Lake City, UT, Bellevue, WA, Seattle, WA, Spokane, WA and Virginia Beach, VA. HDR was founded in 2022. It has 11170 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 138 open jobs at HDR, click here.
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