Training & Development Manager

Laing O'Rourke

Are you passionate about working to retain employees by investing in Learning and Development?

Do you have the drive to implement the L&D strategies framework? Develop an approach for training needs analysis and training plans for the business Projects and functions.

I am keen to speak with Learning & Development Managers with Construction/Build industry backgrounds, who are looking for the next move to lead our Training and competence approach and conduct surveys/interviews to identify training needs based on current and future skills and competence requirements.

We’re looking for a skilled and dynamic individual who can ensure that we possess the abilities necessary to fulfil our client’s needs, adhere to legal and regulatory criteria and prepare for the future requirements of our business.

The role is situated within the Talent/Learning and Development team, working alongside colleagues who offer talent, early talent, leadership, and digital learning resources. The role will collaborate closely with the company to identify Health, Safety, Sustainability, Quality, Financial, and Building Safety Act training needs, as well as find solutions with key stakeholders.

Duties include:

  • Prepare training budget for functions/groups / projects
  • Induct new projects onto the training plan, agreeing on arrangements for training (bookings, attendance, reporting)
  • Work with stakeholders to design and deliver new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.
  • Manage suite of providers offering operational/technical training on an ongoing basis, reviewing their effectiveness, improving on the service level agreements and developing strategic partnerships where appropriate.
  • Monitor training numbers and reporting to the business, keeping the team and functional leaders aware of at-risk items

Essential skills and experience:

  • The role works with an internal team and with external training providers
  • The work comprises centralised/decentralised training budgets
  • Coordinating, supervising, managing and training others
  • Learning strategies – selecting and using training / instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation
  • Instructional or facilitation skills
  • Critical thinking, judgement and decision-making – to provide the best strategic solutions possible
  • Learning Management System (LMS), data management and reporting skills
  • Experience of training design and delivery
  • Significant experience of project management including building stakeholder relationships.


  • CIPD Level 5 Learning and Development OR
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Knowledge and experience in construction or health and safety-regulated environments in lieu of a training qualification.

Don’t match all the criteria? We are open and always happy to hear from people with transferable skill sets and a commitment to learning.

About us:
We are an international engineering and construction company delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure and buildings projects for clients in the UK, Middle East and Australia.

Certainty, reliability, quality – this is what our clients want. And at Laing O’Rourke, we have more than 150 years of experience delivering it. Laing O’Rourke’s story is one of energy, passion, ambition, people and teamwork. We harness the power of our experience, stretching back over a century and a half to deliver certainty for our clients.

As part of the Disability Confident scheme, we would like to enable access to candidates with long term health conditions and disabilities through the ‘Offer an interview scheme’. This supports applicants that meet the essential criteria by offering an interview for the advertised position. Please let us know prior to interview what adjustments are required as well as discussing how we can support you in the workplace.

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