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The Middlesex Corporation Director - Learning and Development in Littleton, Massachusetts

Position Summary:

The Director of Learning and Development is responsible for managing and supporting the organizational training needs of the company by designing, implementing, and evaluating programs that facilitate the professional development and continuous learning of all team members. Reporting to the Chief HR Officer, this role will make a positive difference in the lives of our team members and those we serve by leading the Learning and Development function to deliver training and professional development opportunities across the organization.


  • Comply with (and actively promote) all Safety policies and procedures including reporting all accidents, incidents, and near-misses to ensure adherence to our Number One Core Value – Safety first, in everything we do.

  • Identify learning and development needs, recommend, and implement solutions, and evaluate and measure effectiveness.

  • Lead the development and continuous improvement of learning and development strategy ensuring strategic alignment with company goals.

  • Collaborate with HR team members and leaders across the company to understand their needs related to learning and development by proactively interfacing with key stakeholders to understand, recommend and deploy effective solutions.

  • Conduct assessments and analyses to define performance, skill, and knowledge gaps and recommend learning and development to drive individual and company-wide capability and performance improvement.

  • Design and develop programs and curriculum, partner with internal subject matter experts and/or external vendors to achieve defined learning and development objectives.

  • In consultation with company leadership, design, develop, and implement a leadership development program.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communication strategy for learning and development programs.

  • Establish and maintain individual and organizational performance evaluation methods for learning content, delivery, activities, engagement, and outcomes. Utilize metrics to validate knowledge transfer and return on investment.

  • Managing the tracking of the continuing education and organizational training programs for all employees including staff training plans.


  • Minimum of five years of experience in human resources or corporate training and development role is required.

  • Advanced degree in Adult Learning, Psychology, Organizational Development, Human Resources, or related field or PHR or SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification with significant course work in learning and development is preferred.

  • General knowledge of heavy civil construction industry and the various craft and professional staff positions preferred.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and able to learn new software programs.

  • Blended training experience including classroom, coaching, mentoring and technology-based learning.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think strategically.

  • Comfortable managing difficult situations, showing a high level of professional maturity, resiliency, and adaptability.

  • Proven ability to develop strong, respectful relationships, to inspire confidence and to build trust.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal, customer service, time management, and project management skills.

  • Bi-lingual, fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Necessary Attributes:

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and teaching/counseling/coaching skills.

  • Must possess the ability to adapt to different personalities and management styles.

  • Ability to manage a team in an efficient and effective manner.

  • Reliance on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

  • Dedicated and hard working.

  • Strong leadership qualities.

  • Above average organizational skills.

    The Middlesex Corporation is an “Equal Opportunity Employer—Minorities, Females, Veterans and Disabled Persons”

    SAFELY Building America’s Infrastructure Since 1972

Robert W. Pereira founded The Middlesex Corporation (TMC) in 1972. Through his vision, drive and commitment to Safety, Quality and Excellence, the organization, now encompassing various companies throughout the United States is a leader in the heavy civil construction and paving industries. This year, The Middlesex Corporation was ranked by ENR as the 222nd largest contractor in the country out of more than 35,000 construction companies and 50th of the Top 50 Domestic Heavy Civil Contractors. The Middlesex Corporation is headquartered in Littleton, Massachusetts with regional offices in West Haven, Connecticut and Orlando, Florida.

The sustained success is a result of the Leadership and Team Members living the core values of Safety first in everything we do, Quality in all we offer, Integrity in the way we act and do business, Professionalism in how we represent ourselves and the company, Strong Work Ethic that produces positive results, and Commitment to the Success of all Team Members and Stakeholders.

Our Goal is to sustain our exemplary Safety record while growing into a diversified “Top 100 ENR Company” and being recognized as “One of the Best Places to Work.”

Please see HR for information on physical demands and work environment of this job.

Team Member Competitive Benefits:

  • 401k Savings Plan with 25% Company Match

  • Health/Vision/Dental Insurance

  • Life/Disability Insurance

  • Paid Vacation/Holidays

  • FSA

  • Voluntary Benefits

  • Health Care Advocate

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Training

  • Team Member Referral Program

    Please complete the employment application for consideration of employment with The Middlesex Corporation.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other legally protected status.