Training & Development Manager

Training & Development Manager

Construction - Atlanta, GA


We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Training & Development Manager to lead the Construction Division’s learning initiatives. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with a passion for developing employees and enhancing their skills. As the Training & Development Manager, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our workforce’s capabilities and driving organizational growth through effective training programs. This is a hybrid work from home and office role.  Some travel will be required (up to 10%).


Develop and execute a comprehensive training and development strategy aligned with the company’s objectives.

Collaborate with department heads and senior leadership to identify training needs and prioritize learning initiatives.

Manage the implementation of training programs that cater to various employee levels, from entry-level to executive.

Oversee the creation of engaging training materials, including e-learning modules, workshops, webinars, training manuals and training platforms.

Evaluate and identify external training partners, vendors, or tools to supplement internal programs.

Monitor industry trends and best practices to ensure the company’s training methods are innovative and up to date.

Identify key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of training initiatives and provide regular progress reports to leadership.

Assess skill gaps across the organization and assist with developing targeted solutions to address them.

Collaborate with HR to integrate training programs into the onboarding process for new hires.

Manage the training budget, ensuring resources are allocated efficiently to achieve maximum impact.

Foster a culture of continuous learning by promoting internal mobility, career development, and individual growth opportunities.

Perform work in a safe manner and actively encourages others to do the same.

Internal Interfaces with:

Accounting – discuss cost monitoring.

Construction Management – works together as a team; establishing training and development initiatives to assist in the development of individuals and project teams.

Human Resources – Ensuring that all recruiting/on-boarding and close-outs initiatives are done timely.  Attends appropriate training and development and collaborate accordingly.  Become fully familiar with the Company’s policies and procedures, Corrective Action Process, and Performance Management System. 

External Interfaces with:

Clients – maintain relationships with client managers and pursue opportunities of repeat business.

Owner and Architect – develop and maintain a professional working relationship.

Local authorities – obtain necessary project licenses and permits.


Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the training and development plan. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with RUSSELL’s policies and applicable laws: including planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising personnel performance with the Group Manager; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Proven experience leading training and development initiatives.

Preferred experience with AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) or related industries.

Strong understanding of how to effectively apply adult learning principles and instructional design methodologies.

Exceptional management skills, with the ability to handle multiple initiatives simultaneously.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.

Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering training programs that drive measurable results.

Demonstrated competency with learning management systems (LMS) and other training technology platforms.

Strategic mindset with the ability to align training initiatives with organizational goals.

Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and influence a diverse team.

Proficiency in assessing training needs, designing effective solutions, and evaluating outcomes.

Adaptability to changing business needs and a commitment to staying current with industry trends.


Bachelor’s degree (B. A., B.S. or B. Arch.) in Human Resources, Education, Business Administration, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Training and prior production experience with Learning Management Software (LMS) and Microsoft Office Suite.


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to extreme cold. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, and the risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate or loud.

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