Who is Cintra?
With US headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cintra is the leading private-sector transportation infrastructure company in the world, with experience spanning over 50 years of innovative highway development on four continents. Today, its portfolio includes nearly 1,200 miles of managed highways globally, representing a total global investment in roadway improvements of over $24.8 billion. Cintra manages over $10 billion of infrastructure projects in the United States and more than $4.7 billion of infrastructure projects in Canada.
 
What makes us different?
Our people come first. We want every single employee to develop both professionally and personally. With a strong focus on growth potential, we look to our internal employees as potential candidates for both national and international opportunities. We aim to achieve greatness by promoting from within every chance we get. We work hard, play hard, and strive every day for success and achievement. With a diverse group of professionals working in a fast-paced environment, we achieve milestones constantly. And if that weren’t enough, we also offer our employees highly competitive insurance benefits, Paid Time Off, and a matching 401(k) program.
 
Your next calling:
The Senior Corporate Affairs Specialist provides key legislative and governmental affairs support activities, analysis, legislative tracking, processes and research functions on behalf of the United States Corporate Affairs Office and all related disciplines. The Senior Corporate Affairs Specialist provides legislative and related support inputs, evaluations, and liaison roles related to external team legislative issues management, governmental affairs support matters, as well as stakeholder engagement coordination and key issues management functions for US corporate commercial support considerations.
 
Functions key to success:
  • Support the US VP of Corporate Affairs with the execution of the Department’s key state and federal legislative interests and priorities.
  • Provide in-depth analysis of a wide range of legislative areas, legislative processes relative to existing company operations and future commercial considerations.
  • Research and analyze state and national legislative conditions and trends specific to the transportation infrastructure industry, and status and climate of government and legislative actions across the country.
  •  Maintain individual state and federal systems for tracking/evaluating, and act as coordinator with all US concessions and commercial divisions.
  • Coordinate and manage administrative tasks related to all aspects of the Department's various legislative efforts such as contract management, meeting coordination, attending meetings in place of US VP of Corporate Affairs, etc.
  • Coordinate and manage US Advisory Group agenda, meeting schedules, the capture of issues, and implementation tracking of actions and budgets.
  • Act as a Department liaison to business development support operation planning, including select procurement support at headquarters, select field support, and principal department resource for corporate affairs matters on commercial matters.
  • Perform research to help inform corporate positions utilized in written position pieces, issue briefs, talking points, 3rd party articles, general communication and correspondence pieces for internal and external needs.
 
What you bring to the table:
If you have at least a Bachelor’s Degree, you are half way there with the abilities needed for this position. Do you have at least 4 to 7+ years of demonstrated experience in state or federal legislative affairs and/or governmental state or federal legislative processes and related activities? If the answer is yes, you can check off another box. Finally, experience within the transportation infrastructure industry would be the cherry on top.
 
With success comes a high level of professionalism. We already know you possess the following qualities, but we just wanted to remind you of what is important to Cintra:
  • Appropriate level of fluency in legislative and government affairs processes
  • Effectively manage tasks and strict deadlines with independence 
  • Ability to interact with colleagues in a self-managed team structure
  • Ability to interact with external parties and stakeholders with confidence and clarity as a representative of the organization
  • Superior writing and verbal communication skills
  • High level of initiative and comfort working autonomously
  • Must be able to multitask, problem solve and implement innovative processes within a fast-paced environment
 
Finally, in a technology-driven world, it is important to know your way around a computer. For this role, it will be important to know the basics of the following:
 
  • Familiar with federal and state legislature tracking systems such as Texas Legislature Online.
  • Must be able to demonstrate computer proficiency, especially with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint and other PC based programs.
 
Our working environment:
Cintra wants to ensure that all employees are comfortable and able to work in the type of culture and environment we have built our business on. Our office is typically quiet with low noise levels; however, you will often hear employees laughing and talking amongst themselves. Effective communication will be key for this role and will require you to talk and hear others. You will probably spend a majority of your time sitting and/or walking around the office, whether to visit a co-worker or make it to a meeting on time and there may be occasional long hours to put in if you are diligently working to complete a project and finish a report.  There could be a time when you may need to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, but not very often. Finally, there will be travel involved with this role! Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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