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Are you a creative storyteller and a team player? Do you excel in a fast-paced work environment? Do you have a strong understanding or knowledge base of the New England Region/Philadelphia Metro/Maryland/District of Columbia media and political landscape? Are you a highly confident and capable writer? Are you energized by the challenge of making technical concepts and issues easily relatable to the general public? If so, this job might be perfect for you.

What you’ll do:

The Manager of Communications for the New England Region, Philadelphia Metro, Maryland and the District of Columbia markets is a core member of Skanska USA’s national communications team. The Manager is responsible for driving internal and external-facing communications initiatives for Skanska’s operations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Philadelphia Metro, Maryland and the District of Columbia. They are responsible for working collaboratively within our matrixed national team to develop and execute on region- and industry-specific brand marketing and communications strategies.

The Communications Manager pursues several strategic business goals including evolve the firm’s reputation among existing clients, business prospects, potential employees and the general public; increase efficiencies through collaboration across the firm’s business units, geographies and national shared-service functions; and enhance employee engagement.

The Manager’s responsibilities comprise extensive writing and editing from project-specific announcements to executive communications. They lead regional crisis communications preparations and response in partnership with Skanska’s private and public-sector clients. They are responsible for building and managing strong and mutually-beneficial relationships within relevant state and local agencies. The role works to promote and protect Skanska’s reputation in the region.

This position reports to the Senior Vice President, Head of Communications for Skanska USA Building.


What we’re looking for:

  • A proactive self-starter and flexible team player

  • Confident and capable writer; skilled storyteller, with the ability to persuade and audience

  • Strong professional and interpersonal skills; a polished oral communicator with high EQ

  • Highly organized project manager with ability to track and manage multiple deadlines 

  • Crisis management experience with a focus on construction and transportation

  • Digital expert capable of visualizing, distilling and leveraging our social/digital media landscape

  • Media savvy professional able to navigate media and political environment 

  • Visual thinker and creative professional, with experience in developing rich, compelling content

  • Experienced third-party vendor and agency manager

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or Marketing

  • Minimum five years of related experience, preferably at a national or global company or PR firm

  • Experience in the A/E/C (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) industry preferred 


Additional: Position requires travel to regional offices and project sites throughout the New England Region, Philadelphia Metro, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Some last minute travel required to address crisis situations. Time above and beyond normal business hours may be required to successfully complete projects and meet deadlines.

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