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Instructional Design

Instructional Design and Training Producer – Senior

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Mid  
Organization Type Corporate L&D  
Pay Range TBD  

Job Details

Job Location: Jacksonville, FL

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Travel Percentage: Up to 10%

Job Shift: Day


Job Summary

The Instructional Design & Training Producer Level II will lead our team to continuously improve the quality and impact of our learning content and instructional design across new and existing courses.

This position is responsible for leading the design and development of learning experiences for RailPros employees and customers (internal and external products). This person collaborates with subject matter experts and customers to assess developmental needs and identify suitable training solutions, then works with the team to produce and implement the solutions.

As part of the RailPros Training and Development team, the Instructional Design & Training Producer Level II will create training for both eLearning and Instructor-led products under the direction and guidance of a senior level team member. Training type is generally safety training and technical skills training. Content is developed using various instructional methodologies and treatments.

RailPros training products often make heavy use of multi-media assets and technology, and as such, this position is responsible for managing the production and implementation of media assets used for training. This position actively searches, creatively designs, and implements effective methods to educate, enhance performance, assess and recognize performance.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Apply adult learning principles and instructional design best practices to create engaging learning activities and compelling course content material/media (audio, video, simulations, games etc.)
  • Own the end to the end-to-end design and development of learning content, including modes of assessment to measure the effectiveness and application of training.
  • Design learning that reflects an understanding of the diversity of learning styles to ensure that learning solutions resonate with increasingly diverse audience.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to identify training needs/ knowledge gaps
  • Suggest curriculum-based recommendations based on requirements analysis
  • State instructional end goals and create content to match.
  • Help write Project Proposals, to include Project Scope, Design Plan, timelines and budgets
  • Develop training deliverables/ collateral in part or in full for multiple projects, including Training Design Documents, ILT Instructor Guides, Student Workbooks, Exams, presentations, eLearning storyboards, eLearning modules/ programs, and surveys.
  • Work with a team to create supporting material/media, including (audio, video, animations, simulations, role plays, games, etc.).
  • Provide exercises and activities that enhance the learning process.
  • Decide on the criteria used to judge learner’s performance and develop assessment instruments.
  • Maintain project documentation and course folders.
  • Administers spending against the departmental/ project budget.
  • Conduct follow-up studies of all completed training to evaluate and measure results.
  • Modify/ revise programs as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned or required to meet the business needs.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of adult learning theory and instructional design methodologies for classroom-based, self-guided, and virtual training
  • Extensive experience working with elearning development tools (Articulate, Captivate, etc.)
  • High proficiency in developing instructor-led training materials, including Instructor Guides, Participant Manuals, and presentation materials
  • High proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Partnering effectively with others to achieve results
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior ability to proofread work of self, and others, to improve quality, consistency, and readability
  • Superior ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts
  • Highly proficient in time management, organization, planning and prioritization
  • High proficiency with electronic communications including email and text as well as standard office applications (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite)

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Instructional Design, or relevant field.
  • 5+ years’ experience designing and implementing employee development programs (or similar experience).
  • Excellent client interface and management experience for training development projects

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Communications, Instructional Design, or relevant field preferred.
  • HTML5 competency
  • Experience in railroad or similar industry
  • Experience with media production
  • Experience working within a Learning Management System (LMS)

Additional Preferred Qualifications, Certifications, etc.

  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential preferred.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential preferred.

Why RailPros:

  • Career Path for growth/advancement – promotion/advancement from within.
  • Niche and essential industry with continued growth and stability during COVID.
  • Exciting projects and diverse, inclusive company culture.

Benefits / Perks:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Short Term Disability (employer pays premium)
  • Long-Term Disability (employer pays premium)
  • HSA (employer match)
  • HRA (employer funded account)
  • Other Benefits: Accident Plan, Life Insurance, 401K (employer match), Generous Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays, Wellness Program, and a Discount Program

Join RailPros for a fulfilling career in a thriving and stable industry. Our core values drive us to excel as a team, prioritize customer satisfaction, and adapt to industry changes swiftly. Be part of a passionate and dedicated team that values continuous improvement, trust, and problem-solving. Apply now for an opportunity to contribute to our success.

About Organization

RailPros was founded in 2000 and is exclusively focused on providing rail and transit engineering and construction services. The firm is headquartered in Irving, Texas. We employ more than 800 rail and transit engineers, construction, inspection, design, and field support staff. Through our extensive resources, we are able to respond to the full spectrum of the industry’s management, construction, planning, and design needs.

RailPros’ senior staff includes top industry talent who bring diverse and comprehensive expertise to the RailPros team. Our senior management team includes licensed professional engineers; several railroad professionals with more than 20 years of industry experience each; and former employees of BNSF, UP, Amtrak, Caltrans, and SCRRA. Having worked closely with Class I carriers and commuter rail agencies to implement, upgrade, and expand their rail services, RailPros senior staff members offer clients time-tested railroad and project experience in managing, designing, and constructing projects under live railroad traffic, with minimal disruption to existing rail service.

Through extensive experience providing project management, construction management, project development, project design, operational support and railroad coordination for our clients, RailPros has a unique understanding of the rail and transit needs of the industry.