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COWI North America

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Canada-British Columbia-North Vancouver


Company Information

COWI North America is a leading bridge, tunnel and marine engineering consulting group built on over 80 years of international experience. We provide our clients with innovative and sustainable solutions to the most complex engineering challenges worldwide from our 12 offices across North America. At any given time, COWI's 6,200 person strong global organization is involved in more than 17,000 projects across 124 countries.

Our civil, structural and geotechnical engineering specialists are internationally renowned for their work on some of the world's most prestigious and challenging bridge, tunnel and marine projects. Our projects always aim to incorporate innovative solutions and push the boundaries of what is technically possible, such as designing the world’s deepest and longest subsea tunnel, engineering the world's longest lateral bridge slide, and creating resiliency by preparing our waterfronts and communities for ongoing climate change.


COWI North America is an international leader in bridge, tunnel and marine engineering solutions. We unite the consulting engineering companies formerly known as Buckland & Taylor, Jenny Engineering Corporation, Ben C. Gerwick, and Ocean and Coastal Consultants.


Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Marketing & Communications Specialist to join our team in North Vancouver, BC.

Role Summary

Partnering with corporate business development, engineering, and management through the entire COWI North America lines of business, the incumbent provides marketing and communications support and counsel. He/she is responsible for supporting and facilitating the development and implementation of a Communications and visibilty strategy structured to support the overall strategic plan for both  internal and external Communications and marketing efforts.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Educates colleagues and maintains the firm's branding and visual identity guidelines, while maintaining brand awareness and compliance;

  • Writes collateral materials promoting the firm's services;

  • Enforces brand guidelines and ensures consistent adherence to guidelines for all marketing materials and activities;

  • Updates, creates, and/or, provides guidance to COWI NA companies on collateral material, presentations, brochures, product sheets, fact sheets, case studies, white papers, web content, newsletters, signage, ads and sales tools, etc., while consulting and collaborating with management, executives and principals;

  • Provides marketing communications input to proposal efforts as needed;

  • Liases with COWI DK communications and graphic design centre;

  • Implements external communications according to Company protocols;

  • Explores, recommends, uses and optimizes communication methods, vehicles and technologies to engage with various audiences, particularly as part of fully integrated demand generation campaigns;

  • Works on corporate intranet and internet site developing and maintaining content, including possible multimedia and video content;

  • Provides counsel and expertise in the areas of technical support for design-based marketing software;

  • Supports COWI NA companies' presence at trade shows and other events as needed, managing marketing collateral, booth requirements, swag, and other items as needed to facilitate a consistent and professional company image;

  • Supervises and mentors marketing and communications team member(s) to assist COWI NA marketing staff as needed;

  • Liases with main BTM contact for communication priorities and planning;

  • Executes marketing support activities as needed;

  • With support from management, oversees various marketing projects as part of a team; and;

  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related field

  • 7-10 years of experience working in a Professional Service environment in a similar capacity/role

  • Strong project management and relationship building skills

  • Ability to take on an innovative and creative approach to problem solving

  • Ability to cope with complexity,  uncertainty and ambiguity

  • Proven ability to collaborate, lead and negotiate with strong personalities

  • Dynamic personality with an ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing requirements

  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills for effective problem resolution

  • Excellent computer skills with Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office software

  • Graphic design capabilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-motivated and able to work effectively autonomously and as a team member

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines

  • Demonstrated history of eagerness to take initiative

  • Attention to detail with strong technical, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Experience supervising junior marketing and communications team members an asset

  • Ability and willingness to travel 


At COWI North America, you can look forward to a challenging role that will push you outside of your comfort zone and elevate your career to new heights. Our staff come from a multitude of backgrounds; their bridge, marine and tunneling expertise spans the globe. COWI is a place for collaboration with some high-caliber professionals and the opportunity to learn from the best. Besides an extraordinary collection of talented colleagues, you will also have the chance to be involved in some very high-profile work on world-renowned international projects that will test your skills and abilities as a professional. COWI is proud to reward top talent; the benefits of working for COWI include extensive opportunities for growth and development, excellent benefits, competitive compensation and various other perks. 

COWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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Contact Information

COWI North America
Posting Date: 08-May-2017Marketing/Advertising/PR Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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