Instructional Designer

POSTED ON 10/31/2022 CLOSED ON 12/23/2022
Structural Group, Inc Hired Organization Address Columbia, MD Full Time

Job Posting for Instructional Designer at Structural Group, Inc

Structural Group collaborates with clients to improve infrastructure by combining our award-winning specialty construction, repair and maintenance services with our proprietary technologies to provide innovative solutions for demanding engineering and construction challenges.  With over 35 years of success in the industry, we have earned recognition as one of the construction industry’s leading specialty contractors, ranking in the top 30 of Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine’s list of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors. With locations nationwide and in select international markets, we serve the commercial, public / government, industrial, energy and transportation markets.

We are currently recruiting for an Instructional Designer to be based in our Corporate office which is located in Columbia, Maryland.  As an Instructional Designer for Structural Group, you will be accountable for designing, producing, and maintaining online and instructor led trainings.  You will also have responsibilities related to maintaining our LMS.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Working with industry standards, subject matter experts, and managers to define outcomes and content of the training.
  • Designing effective learning experiences for the identified audiences
    • Organizing/Sequencing the content for efficient learner acquisition
    • Defining interactions that both develop and assess the learner’s mastery
  • Developing both online and instructor led trainings
    • Writing clear, consistent text for the presentation of information and interactions.
    • Identifying the needs for and producing instructional photos, illustrations, animations, and videos.
    • Working with SME’s and other presenters to record video, both studio presentations and jobsite interviews/documentation.
    • Coordinating with videographers, photographers, illustrators, and animators (when these resources are available)
    • Authoring trainings in Company defined software, using existing standards and templates.
    • Providing a high level of quality assurance to trainings before publishing.
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of completed trainings and adjusting trainings as required
    • Analyzing reports of user interactions.
    • Meeting with learners, trainers, and managers to get feedback on the usability/effectiveness of trainings.
  • Being immersed in our company’s Safety 24/7 culture to effectively develop necessary trainings
  • Participating, on occasion, in construction and other work activities to better understand the details and context of specific training projects and to understanding our internal audience.
  • Other tasks related to the companies knowledge management and training function.

Candidates who meet the following criteria may be considered for this exciting position based in our Knowledge Management & Training department:

  • Education and/or Professional Experience
    • 1 or more of the following desired: Five years experience (in education, training, or construction), a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education or Instructional Design (no consideration given to degrees from for-profit schools).
    • Construction experience desired.
  • Preference give to candidates that present a portfolio of work demonstrating defined learning outcomes, learner centric presentation of content, and questions and feedback that target the learning outcomes.
  • Must be able to identify/define needed learning outcomes based on interviews with managers, SME’s, written procedures, regulations, and other inputs.
  • Must be able to sequence information/skill acquisition and learner interactions to facilitate efficient and effective learning.
  • Must be able to write questions and feedback that both develop and assess the learner’s mastery.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Adobe Captivate.
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written. This includes the ability to script trainings in a clear, simple style.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Open and flexible to shifting job requirements. Willingness to travel to job sites, as needed.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with various teams and departments.
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail while handling multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines and be responsive.
  • Basic Illustration, Photography, and Videography skills a plus.
  • Familiarity with OSHA construction standards a plus.
  • Fluency reading, writing, and presenting in Spanish a plus.


Our ideal candidate has experience in both education/training and the construction industry; is able to work independently as well as collaboratively with various teams and departments; approaches projects and problems from the perspective of serving the company as a whole; is able to maintain attention to detail while handling multiple projects simultaneously, meeting deadlines and be responsive; is approachable, empathetic and outgoing; can quickly gain trust and respect; and is able to establish and maintain positive, productive relationships.

Structural Group is committed to a Safety 24/7 culture and offers competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid holidays & vacation, tuition reimbursement, career development and growth opportunities, and a caring work environment.


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