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Senior Instructional Designer - HR Operations


Calgary, AB, CA

Requisition ID: 109219 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

What does a Senior Instructional Designer look like at Kiewit?  A passionate self-starter who can juggle concurrent projects in a fast-paced environment, is detail-oriented, and contributes to conceptual discussions and decisions.  A team-player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives.  And a relationship builder that partners with key stakeholders to design and develop engaging programs.


We believe we are one of the premier contractors, which requires us to constantly focus on training and developing our own – as there’s no one else in our industry that has the experience and success of Kiewit.  The Senior Instructional Designer will play a key part in ensuring this happens for our People.


At Kiewit, the scale of our operations is huge. Our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative.  We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too.

District Overview

HR Operations is an integral partner and service provider at Kiewit.  In recent years, we have gone from decentralized HR groups to a unified, shared service team, with various HR Centers of Excellence.  Our vision is to be a best-in-class international HR organization.


This position is based out of Omaha, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, or Calgary.  This is a shared service center in a professional office setting.


Uncovering Development Opportunities
•    Assess training needs through both systematic assessments and informal discussions
•    Build strong partnerships with subject matter experts and content owners to identify key learning objectives and deliver innovative learning solutions that are applicable to the learners’ day to day operations.
•    Determine the most appropriate delivery methods for training, including instructor-led, virtual, computer-based, or blended learning.
Developing Creative Solutions
•    Design creative, learner-centered, performance-based training utilizing an agile design model that engages large and diverse learning audiences.
•    Revise, rewrite and review course content for accuracy and quality.  This includes scripting and storyboarding content and leading end to end design for learning solutions
•    Leverages the appropriate technologies to develops effective copy, instructional text and audio/video scripts to aid in the creation of facilitator guides, participant guides and handouts.  
Exploring the Cutting Edge
•    Propose new learning approaches, technology, and tools through continuous research to ensure our solutions deliver innovation.
•    Identify ways to incorporate more progressive strategies such as Virtual/Augmented Reality and gamification into development resources
•    Leverage technology to improve learner access to materials and provide just-in-time learning.
Driving Business Impact
•    Effectively communicate conceptual ideas and development expertise to internal and external teams.
•    Adapt existing learning content to make it relevant for new target audiences.
•    Ensure projects are on-time and under budget.
•    Assesses the effectiveness of training programs and initiatives in accomplishing desired objectives.



•    5+ Years’ Experience in Instructional Design
•    Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business, Education or equivalent. Knowledge consistent with a degree in Instructional Design, Adult Education, or related field.
•    Proficient with Articulate Storyline, Captivate, Lectora, and/or other eLearning authoring tools
•    Proficient with MS Office Suite, Adobe Authorware, Photoshop, Illustrator
•    Knowledge of streaming audio and video
•    Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and time management skills.
•    Ability to prioritize and multitask effectively; strong project management skills; can meet and manage multiple deadlines working both independently and on a team; highly detail oriented.
•    Ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies.
•    Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative
•    Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time
•    Ability to articulate how learning and development can support business strategy
•    Ability to make decisions and plans based on the vision, direction and long-term strategy of the organization.
•    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with leadership.
•    Relevant certifications preferred (CPTD, CPT, CTDP, CPHR, etc)

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination, and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, paid parental and maternity leave, and generous paid time off.

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