Company: NES Global Talent
Skills: PR / Corporate Communications
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Our client, a large oil and gas company, is currently seeking a Change and Communication Specialist for a 5-month contract in Calgary, AB.

Job Title: Change and Communications Specialist

Our client requires a communication professional responsible for producing communications plans and the content in support of company-wide technology and process changes, as well as employee engagement and culture communications.  The successful candidate must have the ability to draft strategic communications using items such as a stakeholder analysis and change impact analysis as a foundation.

Project Description:

Working Our Way (WOW) is a project in line with the Leadership Team's strategic approach to working condition changes, allowing the organization to move forward and develop agility while maximizing current productivity.  It integrates change theory principles to better equip the organization and workers to adapt, is framed by principles of efficiency, integration, flexibility, and responsible cost leadership, and has timelines to allow for a true shift in organizational approach.

Objective

Provide support to WOW and HR project to effectively enable an agile change culture, including development and implementation of communication plans, leadership engagement, and resistance management.

The primary objective is to focus on the people-side of change resulting from WOW, including managing and delivering the change related to business processes, systems, and technology.

Scope

Organizational Change Management

  • Work closely with stakeholders and subject matter experts to conduct impact analyses, gap analyses, and change readiness assessments.
  • Develop, and implement proven change management strategies and frameworks to create an acceptable return on investment by motivating organizational change while overcoming stakeholder resistance.
  • Work with project team members to define the people-side of change and how change management strategies can best integrated into project plans.
  • Partner with the Learning and Development team to define and roll out training
 

Communications

  • Develop and implement strategic communication plans and high-quality communications for key stakeholders including senior leadership, managers, and employee audiences
  • Use innovative communication channels to engage and motivate employees about WOW through effective storytelling and other change management techniques.
  • Develop and coordinate delivery of a wide variety of communication activities and tactics such as: sponsor updates, video content, web content, organizational announcements, newsletters, etc
  • Partner with the Learning and Development team to define and roll out training
  • Create and communicate progress monitoring and reporting to stakeholders
Deliverables

  • Change Needs Analysis + Plan
  • Communications Needs Analysis + Plan
  • Develop Change and Communications bundles
  • Report effectiveness of change enablement activities, using specific metrics to track progress and insights for continuous improvement.
  • Own creation and maintenance of communications and content used to inform employees of benefits, policies and processes.
  • Communicate complex ideas effectively, verbally and in writing, to a wide range of global stakeholders.
  • Consult with policy, process, and system owners to ensure content is up to date and accurate.
  • Understand the what, when, why, and how, including benefits of projects and changes within the organization.
  • Ensure your assigned content and communications are delivered to various teams or groups in a timely manner using internal tools as the vehicle for delivery.
  • Partner closely with internal stakeholders to ensure content publishing parameters are met and maintained.
  • Work independently in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing environment.
  • Meet deadlines, prioritize workloads, and maintain a strong attention to detail to meet organizational objectives and quality measures.
 

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in communications, in a large-scale global operation, with multiple senior stakeholders.
  • Experience delivering programs with large scale organizational changes 
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and prioritize deliverables.
  • Ability to influence without direct responsibility.
  • Experience communicating to a diverse, global audience.
  • Experience implementing changes for a variety of global teams.
  • An enthusiasm for networking across all levels of the organization, across geographies and communication teams.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to draft strategic communications using items such as a stakeholder analysis and change impact analysis as a foundation.
 

Timeline: Nov 2020 - April 2021

Work Location:  Calgary, AB or Vancouver, BC

Work Schedule: Regular, may require evenings

Additional Information:

  • Must be able to support virtually.
  • As part of a small team, the job description will be varied and change frequently and will require the successful candidate to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and support additional activities outside prescribed job description when required.
Report Line

  • WOW Creating Capacity Workstream Lead
  • Dotted line to Internal Communications Manager


With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.