Communications Manager - OOC

Location: Northwest London

HS2 Old Oak Common Station

Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA Joint venture is recruiting for a Communications Manager to join the joint venture responsible for the construction and delivery of HS2’s Old Oak Common station in North West London. The circa £1bn project will include the delivery of six underground platforms as well as up to eight platforms on the adjacent Great Western Main Line. 

Reporting to the Stakeholder Director, the Communications Manager will work with the joint venture parent companies and client communication team to identify and create media campaigns to promote the HS2 Old Oak Common project.


·        Oversee the internal and external communications strategy for the project

·        Manage the production of high-quality communications materials aimed at promoting engagement, best practice, and knowledge sharing. This includes the preparation and issue of team newsflashes, project newsletters, posters, content for television screens and noticeboards, presentations, award submissions and designed collateral such as brochures, leaflets, signs etc.

·        Manage the organisation and the forward planning of events and media opportunities to include VIP visits, milestone celebrations etc. 

·        Manage the production and implementation of internal communications campaigns

·        Provide line management to the Communications Officer and Communications Apprentice.

·        Arrange for the clearance of subcontractors’ photographs and news releases, handle requests for filming and photography sessions.

·        Oversee the project LinkedIn channel including the creation of regular, high-quality updates that are in-line with HS2 requirements.

·        Provide joint venture partner and client communications with the information required to respond to media enquiries prior to deadlines.

·        Manage the creation of social media and internal communications trackers

·        Where required, support the community engagement team with events and other community engagement activities.


Person Specification

·        Experience in leveraging PR to build brand awareness and enhance brand reputation

·        Experience in crisis communications and brand management

·        Previous experience in managing internal communications for large audiences

·        Previous social media experience, with specific emphasis on LinkedIn

·        Knowledge of the construction industry is advantageous but not essential.


Please note this job role is initially a 12 month FTC.

To apply for this role, please send your CV quoting reference IW-OOC-Comms to 

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