GP Strategies Corporation Certified QRO Trainer in Columbia, Maryland

Certified QRO Trainer

Location: _US - MD - Columbia

Job Type: Temporary Part-Time

Relocation Available: No

Job Code ID: 12504


GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies’ solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers.

Job Overview:

Energy Services has an immediate opening for a Waste-to-Energy (WTE) SME/Training Specialist to provide consulting services, develop training programs and associated materials, and deliver Qualified Refuse Operator (QRO) training to our power industry clients. This is an exciting position with the opportunity to make an impact on training successes within the power industry.

We are seeking subject matter expertise in one or more of the following power plant related areas:

  • QRO teaching experience (Provisional, Site Specific, and Chief Certifications)

  • WTE plant consulting services

  • Balance of Plant (BOP) operational support services

  • Consulting services for other plant technologies (e.g. simple cycle, combined cycle, coal-fired, and renewable technologies, and/or hydro)

  • Human performance, and conduct of operation

Typical projects and tasks would include:

  • Working with clients to analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate training programs

  • Design and develop training program materials and other supporting documentation

  • Perform Operational, Organizational, Enterprise Learning, and EHS Needs Assessments to determine the best training solutions for power industry clients

  • Conducting Instructor-Led training sessions (especially QRO topics) on both fundamentals and plant specific systems and operations content

  • Provide coaching and mentoring support for client workforce

  • Perform project management tasks and oversee other development team members

Career growth opportunities related to this position are available in the areas of project management, client management, and consulting.


  • Minimum of five years hands-on or relative experience in operations, maintenance and/or related training in fossil, or combined-cycle power plants

  • Waste-to-Energy experience and/or SME QRO certification

  • Navy Nuclear Power Training or technical degree is desired

Preferred Skills/Abilities:

  • Proven technical writing and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient in use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications; working knowledge of SharePoint, Visio, and Project a plus

  • Working knowledge of the SAT process

  • Motivated to exceed client expectations with high-quality work products that are delivered on time and within budget

  • Ability to be highly productive in a fast-paced, self-directed work environment

  • Ability to interpret client needs and propose innovate solutions

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and resolve issues to result in intended outcomes

  • Strong presentation and public speaking abilities

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong ability to work as part of a team


  • Columbia, MD, Houston, TX, Tampa, FL, or Amherst, NY home base OR Will consider remote (home office) employment for individuals with specialized skills and experience, and for those willing to travel more than 50% of the time with significant periods of international travel

  • Must be able to travel 50% or more domestically and internationally to support assignments as needed

GP Strategies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.