17 days old

Manager of Training & Development

Granite Construction
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Building a career at Granite may be the most valuable thing you could do...


Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If so, then you’ve come to the right place!


Since 1922, Granite Construction has continued its long standing commitment to building some of America’s largest infrastructure projects including highways, bridges, dams, rail, and power. Recognized as one of the top 25 largest construction companies in the U.S., Granite specializes in complex infrastructure projects and provides award-winning construction services in mining, earthwork, water/sewer, power, tunneling, rail, highway and bridge construction. Granite also produces construction materials-sand, gravel, ready-mix, recycled asphalt product and asphalt concrete, and is a proven leader in alternative procurement project delivery.


At Granite, our employees are our most valued asset and we are passionate about retaining, developing, and recruiting the best talent available. Our employees reflect our core values: Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Accountability, Consideration of Others, Pursuit of Excellence, Reliability Safety and Citizenship and we are continuously looking for individuals who possess a winning attitude and share our Core Values. In exchange, we help you build a career that no other company can duplicate. You will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. Add our award winning safety program, ethics, reputation, and a commitment to continuous improvement and you’ll see that we are building more than infrastructure—together, we are building your future.

General Summary

This position is responsible for working with business unit management including group/regional/division leaders (SVP and VPs) on the development and implementation of employee training/learning programs that are in alignment with the strategic objectives of the company.  There are several location options available for this position that include : CA, OR, AZ, CO, UT. 

Essential Job Accountabilities

  • Designing blended learning approaches (supplementing classroom training with experience-based learning, practice, job-aids, etc.)
  • Implement and coordinate learning management systems (LMS) and facilitate a virtual learning environment. 
  • Manages and/or conducts company training and development needs assessments & analysis to determine training solutions
  • Analyzes local learning and development needs to identify critical workforce skill gaps and partners with department managers to design and implement solutions to close skill gaps.
  • Manages and/or collaborates with subject matter experts in the design and delivery of company training programs to meet the needs of the organization and improve employee performance
  • Serve as a facilitator, instructor, coach and subject matter expert to deliver effective development solutions aligned with business needs
  • Manages the evaluation of, or evaluates, outside training resources for possible internal utilization to ensure the effective delivery of training solutions
  • Evaluates training initiatives and provides both qualitative and quantitative feedback regarding the impact of the initiatives on reaction, learning, behavior, performance, and/or business results to determine the effectiveness of initiatives
  • Provides implementation support of company wide initiatives e.g. Continuous Improvement, Safety, Culture, etc. to improve company performance and meet business objectives
  • Works with HR Managers on talent management functions to ensure the development of employees to meet business needs, this may include: Competencies, Performance Standards/Measurements, Development/Learning Plans, Career Pathing & Succession Planning
  • Facilitates the maintenance of all training materials, to ensure accuracy and a professional presentation
  • Manages assigned team members, including but not limited to; work assignments, compensation and performance management to ensure company initiatives are met.
  • Assists Training/OD Coordinator with training administrative tasks including, but not limited to; training reports/tracking/coordination, etc., to support the companies training needs and to ensure a positive customer experience



  • Bachelor’s Degree in human resources, organizational development, behavioral science or similar area of study required
  • Master’s Degree in a related field or an MBA is preferred

Work Experience
  • 6+ years progressive experience in training program assessment, analysis, design and delivery
  • 2+ years of Management experience
  • Prior construction industry experience a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Excellent experience in creating and delivering informal and formal learning solutions and utilize learning metrics/analytics to measure the impact of them
  • Outstanding project management skills along with a demonstrated high level of proficiency with MS Office Suite and the ability to learn new software quickly
  • Excellent knowledge of Talent Mgt. process and ability to assist with the creation and implementation of the process
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills, with demonstrated ability to provide creative solutions to real-time challenges with consistent follow through
  • Strong customer service focus, attention to detail/accuracy, quick learner and internally motivated to seek out answers, generate ideas, and develop new skills
  • Excellent written/oral communication and facilitation skills to effectively disseminate information and convey concepts, ideas and information to all levels of employees
  • Ability to set priorities, organize work and work in high production environment while responding quickly and effectively under pressure, changing priorities and tight timelines/deadlines
  • Team player who can operate effectively within a matrix management environment
  • Ability to apply a systematic process to; a) analyze/identify performance gaps and create solutions to close them b) shift individuals, teams and organizations from current state to desired state c) improve others’ ability to set goals, take action and maximize strengths

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Requirements/Skills
  • Comply, understand, and support corporate safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment
  • Ability and willingness to abide by Company’s Code of Conduct Valid driver’s license and ability to drive
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time

About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here.

Notice to Staffing Agencies

Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Granite") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite's resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Granite will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.



  • Construction
Posted: 2019-10-03 Expires: 2019-11-02

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