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Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International

Communications Manager


Full Time


Pittsburgh, PA
June 11, 2022
$82,804 - $172,503. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.
September 10, 2022

Job Description

Michael Baker International is seeking a Public Engagement Manager for the Pittsburgh Public Engagement Team.  This community relations professional is a leader in team building, implementing public outreach, and creating engagement campaigns using public relations, communications, and two-way engagement tactics. Responsibilities include team management including coordinating team meetings, team building and strategic planning, budget forecasting, project management and tracking. In addition, the team manager will also direct the development of strategic communications including public relations messaging, writing, infographic content, public facing maps and visualizations for storytelling, customized online surveys, virtual and in-person public meetings, events, and special interest forums. This includes presentation design, facilitation, and conflict resolution.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and supervise a team of employees in various public engagement roles.
  • Lead communications with clients, community leaders, the public and all stakeholders (internal and external) on public projects.
  • Ensure application of innovative communications tools and tactics (i.e., web, mobile, social media, print, digital and or video) to effectively communicate key messages to target audiences.
  • Direct the design of digital content through a wide variety of technologies including animation, text, multimedia, dynamic and/or interactive content presentation.
  • Utilize state-of-the-art techniques for virtual and in-person events and exhibits that spark imagination and provide an environment to foster transformational change for our clients and stakeholders.
  • Research transportation and telecommunications industry best practices and provide ongoing improvements to existing public engagement programs and product.
  • Collaborate across diverse teams, to create innovative new initiatives that lead to expanded impact.
  • Lead special initiatives that genuinely engage stakeholders and employees in in transportation and telecommunications projects.
  • Provide creative direction and expertise to develop products while managing costs, methods and/or staffing.
  • Oversee budgets including proposing appropriate budget levels to support communication projects.
  • Collaborate across diverse teams, to create innovative new initiatives that lead to expanded impact.
  • Represent Michael Baker International’s public engagement initiatives at professional conferences when necessary, including presenting papers and posters as a professional communicator.
  • Work with Michael Baker’s technical staff to deliver written project reports.
  • Work with Michael Baker’s marketing staff to produce client proposals and presentations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Public Administration, Marketing, or related field with 12+ years of experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Constant Contact, Adobe Creative Suite experience a plus.
  • Experience with team management and leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience building relationships with key internal and external stakeholders while providing a high level of service.
  • Exceptional writer capable of leading a growing team, developing news releases, creating communication strategies, and other communications materials
  • Strong focus on attention to detail and quality reviews
  • Demonstrated experience leading the end-to-end creation and production of exhibits, communications tactics (i.e., web, mobile, social media, print, digital and or video); and engagement tactics such as interactive surveys, interviews, charettes and public meetings with transportation and telecommunications stakeholders.
  • Background managing budgets and determining appropriate budget levels to support communication products.
  • Experience interfacing with senior internal and external stakeholders across a variety of strategic and budgetary issues.
  • Ability to build consensus and work collaboratively for impactful solutions with community, employee, and public interest groups.
  • Provide quality assurance and quality control reviews and guidance.
  • To perform job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must have a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.


The salary range for this position is $82,804 - $172,503. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability
  • Professional and personal development
  • Generous paid time off
  • Commuter and wellness benefits


Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world’s most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.

We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.

We Make a Difference.

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. As a covered federal contractor, Michael Baker International is required to comply with Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, and its implementing guidelines. If the federal vaccine mandate is found to be valid and enforceable, this will include ensuring that all covered employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, except in limited circumstances where there is a legal entitlement to an accommodate.  In addition, you may be subject to current or future state or local COVID-19 vaccine mandates that could become a condition of your employment based upon your work location or involvement on a project.  Accordingly, Michael Baker encourages you to provide satisfactory proof that you are "fully vaccinated" for COVID-19 so as to ensure compliance with any potential applicable federal, state, or local laws.  We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

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