Communications Specialist

The future you want is within reach.


At PCL, we build the places where life happens and find camaraderie in the process. We're a community of builders committed to building better communities. That's why we're always looking ahead, and not just to the next project or what's next in our industry.


We're also looking at what's next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of. As the Communications Specialist for the Centre Block Rehabilitation Project, you will support PCL's Joint Venture project portfolio of internal and external communication activities, products, and intiatives. 


Here's how a Communications Specialist for our Ottawa office in downtown Ottawa contributes to our team:


  • Provides advanced writing, editing, and proofreading support for internal and external communications.

  • Writes clear, concise business communications that are tailored to the right audience and grammatically sound. Provides recommendations on the appropriate communication medium.

  • Creates and communicates any site news, information, or changes to trade contractors or any other staff on site.

  • Participates in project strategic-planning process. Assists with the development and execution of project/initiatives as assigned.

  • Creates and maintains internal communication plans and related initiatives, ensuring they are measurable and tied to project goals.

  • Performs external communications tactics as required.

  • In cooperation with our client and the PCL/ED team, develops social media content for both parent companies and senior leaders.

  • Identifies opportunities for PCL/ED to be thought leaders in speaking opportunities, articles, etc.

  • Monitors local media-relations efforts and acts as support for crisis communications.

  • Works collaboratively with creative professionals to create visual communications.

  • Leads events and provides communication and logistic coordination.

  • Provides communications consultation to peers, middle management, and some executives.

  • Acts as key point of contact for any ATIP requests.

  • Other duties as required.


  • Postsecondary degree or diploma in marketing, communications, journalism, or equivalent.
  • 3-4 years of progressive experience in a communications role.
  • Bilingual in English and French.
  • Eligible for security clearance (Secret-Top Secret Level).
  • Ability to create and execute a communications plan and has an in-depth understanding of various communications mediums and visual assets.
  • Strong verbal communication, written communication, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to research, analyze, and organize information accurately and effectively.
  • Ability to understand the company’s business objectives and effectively apply them.
  • Seen as and acts as a trusted communications advisor to peers, middle management, and some executives, with the ability to problem solve.
  • Working knowledge of data analytics.
  • Ability to act with discretion when handling confidential information.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite, various social media platforms, and other communications software with a strong aptitude of adopting new technology. 

PCL is an innovative, employee-owned company comprised of people who find passion in their profession and take pride in doing great work every day. Our work powers the infrastructure and utilities that are essential to daily life and our projects are the scene of vacations, careers, education and healing. We are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for because we are committed to supporting and developing our teams.

The PCL Companies celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating equitable opportunities and an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We make employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.


Safety is a core value that guides everything we do. As such, all PCL salary and student employees based in Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees may request an exemption due to medical condition(s) and other applicable human rights grounds.


Should you require an accommodation during the application process, please contact us at with the position and location you are interested in.

Together, we can build success and a better future. Let’s get started!


Target Start Date: 10/31/2022  

Employee Status: Regular Full-Time   

Company: PCL Constructors Canada Inc. 

Primary Location: Ottawa, Ontario 

Job: Communications Specialist

Requisition: 1748