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Instructional Designer - Kiewit


Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 144120 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

What does an 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 support the development of engaging programs. In this role you will work across departments with subject matter experts and content owners to develop and deliver innovative and interactive courses with a focus on the flow of content and defining the best medium for delivery.
ENR rates us as #1, in the top 100 Design/Build Contractors.  To be the best, we 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 Instructional Designer will play a key part in ensuring this happens for our People, our greatest asset! Training and development has been a central strategy in our success for 136 years.  You can be a part of the future.  If you are passionate about training and development - there is no better company to work with, because its our passion too! 
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, NE 


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, develop curriculum, 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.
  • Develop graphics for instructor-led, virtual lead and online training
  • Develop learning solutions using tools such as Camtasia, Captivate, Storyline, Photoshop, and Microsoft office
  • Integrate emerging methods and technologies into learning solutions
  • Maintain knowledge of new learning approaches, technologies, and tools through continuous research to ensure our solutions deliver innovation
  • Record and edit video, audio and screen recording files for learning solutions
  • Select colors, images, text styles, and layouts that are professional and convey a specific message
  • Support the revision, re-writing, and review of course content for accuracy and quality.  This includes supporting scripting and storyboarding content and leading end to end design for learning solutions
  • Leverages the appropriate technologies to support the development of 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 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business, Education or equivalent. Knowledge consistent with a degree in Instructional Design, Adult Education, or related field.5+ Years’ Experience in Instructional Design
  • 5+ years experience developing training preferred;  Experience developing operations training ideal (ex: operations management, project management, sales).  
  • Proven experience developing curriculum from the concept to final delivery to the trainer.  (This is NOT a trainer role).
  • Augmented/Virtual/Mixed/Reality preferred
  • Gamification/Game Design preferred


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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