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Title:  Senior Communications & Stakeholder Engagement Advisor

Job Number:  7541

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

Senior Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Advisor

North Western Program Alliance consists of four partners, working as ‘one team’ located in the Alliance’s head and project offices. NWPA has a proven track record with the completion of four level crossing removal projects, a Premium station rebuild and 3 projects currently in delivery.


We are currently looking for a well-rounded Senior Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Advisor to join our team on one of our projects based in metropolitan Melbourne. This is an exciting opportunity to take on a challenging role where you will be taking the lead in the development and implementation of the communications and stakeholder engagement program.  


Responsibilities of the role include;

  • Developing and implementing relevant sub-plans, processes, and procedures, ensuring they are updated as required.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Advisors
  • Plan and manage contact with external stakeholders, the community, and local traders.
  • Develop strong working relationships with the project construction team to ensure activities are undertaken strategically, minimising impact and disruption to stakeholders and the community.
  • Continually monitor external and internal relationships to communicate risks and opportunities to Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Manager
  • Arrange site visits and ensure all visitors to the project have appropriate PPE and undergo relevant site inductions.
  • Write a range of communication materials, including notifications, newsletters, advertising, social media posts and formal correspondence as well as co-ordinate residential doorknocks. 
  • Ongoing delivery of the project communications and stakeholder engagement to support project delivery.
  • Manage responses to all project related communications matters via phone, email, website, and social media.
  • Develop a range of project specific forums for stakeholders and the community including community forums, pop up information sessions etc.
  • Communicate community and stakeholder awareness and risk minimisation programs across the Project through inductions and toolbox presentations.
  • Maintain registers and ensure community and stakeholder activities are recorded appropriately.
  • Lead in the identification, development and management of promotional opportunities for the project.


To be considered for this role, it is essential that you demonstrate the following;

  • Tertiary Degree (Bachelor level) or certificate or relevant experience (disciplines relevant to function area, e.g. public relations, journalism, stakeholder management, marketing).
  • 5-7 years’ experience providing strategic communications advice and services in Infrastructure Projects.
  • Experience in leading projects or specialist function activities.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to communicate with all levels.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities.