HNTB Instructional Designer in Kansas City, Missouri

Why Choose HNTB?

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.


The time is right to join HNTB! We are currently seeking an Instructional Designer to join our HR Team in Kansas City, MO.

Job Summary

The Instructional Designer works consultatively with internal clients and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to conduct performance needs analyses and design, develop, implement and measure the impact of learning and development (L&D) solutions to achieve improved performance. The scope of work for this position includes creating instructor-led training, e-learning, virtual classroom training, job aids, reference materials, knowledge/skills tests, learning evaluation, and maintaining day-to-day LMS activities. The Instructional Designer is experienced in performance consulting and leads implementation of moderately complex L&D projects from start to finish or works with oversight from a senior L&D team member on complex L&D projects. S/he is a disciplined project manager who ensures quality deliverables and timely project completion.

Essential Responsibility

  • Applying a performance consulting approach, conducts needs analyses to determine organizational and learner needs and how meeting those needs impacts business performance. Collaborates with SME and stakeholders using the L&D toolset to gather additional data to develop the best solution to meet business needs.

  • Designs and develops L&D solutions using a breadth of tools such as instructor led training, job aids, e-learning, on-the-job experiences and virtual learning.

  • Manages L&D projects using a project management discipline and tools such as project charter, project plan and regular project reviews to ensure quality deliverables and timely project completion.

  • Implements and builds collaborative relationships with clients that demonstrate understanding of client goals and project parameters. Influences client to adopt best practice L&D solutions that meet client requirements.

  • Monitors and evaluates effectiveness of training solutions. Partners with facilitators and SMEs to ensure content is up-to-date and relevant to learner and business needs. Manages and maintains materials in the L&D environment including but not limited to the LMS and other storage areas.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualification

Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Development, Instructional Design, Organizational Development, Education, Psychology, Communications, Business , Marketing or related area

3 years instructional design experience in human resources, training, or organizational development

In lieu of education, 7 years instructional design experience in human resources, training, organizational development or similar business area

Preferred Qualification/Skills

5 years instructional design experience in human resources, training, or organizational development

Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) Certification

  • Proficient with Instructional Design authoring tools such as Microsoft Office, Storyline, Photoshop, Camtasia, Premiere Pro, WebEx.

  • Demonstrates clarity, presence, confidence, and competence when communicating with client.

  • Manages competing demands and changing priorities.

  • Ability to manage day-to-day activities within the LMS including updating courses and maintaining user accounts


General Work Conditions

Office Environment: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently, and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use.

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.

HNTB Job Title Instructional Designer

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Human Resources/Training & Development