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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Transportation Policy Strategist (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Assistant Transportation Policy Strategist will assist in policy and public engagement efforts for primarily public-sector clients and projects in the transportation and infrastructure industries. This position will assist projects in all aspects of transportation improvements, such as: roadway, bridge, and traffic.

  • Assists with developing and implementing policy communications and public engagement plans for public sector clients.

  • Assist with development of policy documents for public sector infrastructure clients.

  • Assist with materials development, attending and participating in public meetings, logging inquiries on public information hotlines, and data management.

  • Assist with planning and logistics for project-related engagement activities, such as constituent surveys, in-person/virtual meetings or events.

  • Assist with developing materials for clients and projects, such as fact sheets, website copy, presentation materials, meeting notifications, etc.

  • Assist with ensuring brand guidelines are considered in project documents.

  • Assist with project meetings, preparing documents and providing comprehensive recap and next steps to the internal team.

  • Assist in compiling reports in the Stakeholder Management System.

  • Assist in organizing and managing project information files and coordinating the interchange of project outreach information to project managers and clients.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or a related field from an accredited program.

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

  • Prior internship or experience in the transportation sector.

  • Involvement on campus or in the community.

  • Basic knowledge in transportation agencies and regulations.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Proficient computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.


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Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: No

Req ID: 240686 Job Hire Type New Grad