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Terracon Instructional Designer in Olathe, Kansas


Service Line:

Office Management/Administration

Office Name:


Job Description:

General Responsibilities:

Provide instructional design and curriculum development expertise for all modalities in training and development programs. Design and develop eLearning products for performance support, overall instruction, and promotional purposes.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Apply Learning and Development project management and design models to the creation of training and development programs of singular or smaller scope.

  • Conduct needs analysis to define and document training objectives and outcomes.

  • Develop programs in one or more instructional modalities; face-to-face, virtual instructor led, or asynchronous eLearning.

  • Write and revise content with subject matter experts and stakeholders. Write scripts for eLearning output. May edit video content.

  • Storyboard eLearning proposals for design and development.

  • Conduct instructional design reviews with internal clients focused on understanding the client needs and recommending solutions.

  • Develop relationships and knowledge of clients and teammates to further enhance the project and program development.

  • Collaborate with the Employee Development team on project reviews.

  • Conduct review of content for functionality, grammar, and design effectiveness.

  • May support Senior Instructional Designers on components of larger projects.

  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.

  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, education, graphic design or related field and a minimum of 5 years’ instructional design and course management experience. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 9 years’ related experience.

  • Proficiency with eLearning software experience required.

  • Participation in professional organizations or communities preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history..



Requisition ID:


Posting Title:

Instructional Designer

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

Olathe, KS

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

Job Category:

Human Resources

Terracon's COVID-19 Safety Response:

Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well

  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects

  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions

  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures

  • Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others

  • Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability

  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits

  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones

  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs

  • Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!