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Organization Overview Aecon Group Inc. is Canada’s largest, publicly traded construction and infrastructure development company. Aecon and its subsidiaries provide services to private and public sector clients throughout Canada and on a selected basis internationally. Aecon is pleased to be recognized as one of the Best Employers in Canada.
Divisional Overview Aecon Energy offers a suite of unparalleled services to some of Canada’s largest energy suppliers, providing best-in-class solutions to the oil and gas, nuclear, co-generation, and renewable sectors.
Business Unit Overview

The joint venture between SNC-Lavalin and Aecon has been awarded a contract with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to carry out the Darlington Retube and Feeder Replacement (RFR) project. The project involves refurbishment of all four reactors at the Darlington Generating Station and consists of two phases – a Definition Phase and an Execution Phase. The Definition Phase includes the construction of a full-scale reactor mock-up to simulate key elements of the refurbishment work, and the development, procurement and testing of specialized tooling required for the project. The Execution Phase involves refurbishment of the reactor cores using the tools and methods that were developed and tested during the Definition Phase.

Division Energy
Company [Job Posting] Aecon Group Inc.
Business Unit Nuclear
City Oakville
Province/State Ontario [ON]
City Oakville
Title Technical Writer - Nuclear
Position Overview  
The Technical Writer will report to the Training Manager and will be responsible for developing instructional material for technical training courses that support the Darlington Retube and Feeder Replacement (RFR) Project. The RFR Training program focuses on training approximately 1000 trades workers to dismantle and rebuild 4 nuclear reactor units using highly specialized tooling systems (robotic) and equipment. The training effort will span approximately 10 years and the program will follow a blended learning strategy that combines interactive classroom sessions, e-learning, simulations, and, practical hands-on demonstrations and rehearsals. A systematic approach to training (SAT) and adult learning principles will be utilized throughout the design, development and delivery of the training program.
Key Responsibilities
  • Conducts research necessary to produce accurate, comprehensive training material.
  • Develops document templates to speed up document production and improve consistency
  • Prepares, proofreads, edits, and formats training documentation.
  • Creates task-based documentation.
  • Develops instructor guides, training manuals, job aids, multimedia story booking, practical evaluations and written exams to ensure optimum knowledge retention.
  • Interfaces with training department personnel, construction leads, and tooling SMEs to address training requirements and determine appropriate methods of delivery.
  • Utilizes multimedia technology and authoring tools to incorporate high quality graphics, animations/simulations, drawings, pictures, and other graphical representations, as well as sound and video files, into the training material to clarify concepts, support and enhance written and oral information, and to challenge trainees to demonstrate understanding of the course content.
  • Manages large, complex, and interconnected electronic files.
  • Organizes training content reviews with stakeholders to ensure training adequacy, effectiveness and accuracy.
Required Knowledge & Skills
  • Relevant post-secondary degree/diploma in a related field with a minimum of 5 years of applicable experience or an equivalent combination education and experience.
  • Ability to create, assimilate, and convey technical material in a concise and effective manner.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of multimedia technology and authoring tools.
  • Proficient writer of instructor guides and training manuals. (Samples of writing will be requested for interview.)
  • Industry experience.
  • Ability to identify training gaps; generate effective solutions; and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Detail oriented, curious, persistent in solving problems highly self-motivated, disciplined and able to work independently.
  • Experience in assembling, operating and maintaining tooling equipment which is largely robotic in nature would be an asset.
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 Organizational Overview:
Aecon Group Inc. is Canada’s largest, publicly traded construction and infrastructure development company. Aecon and its subsidiaries provide services to private and public sector clients throughout Canada and on a selected basis internationally. Aecon is pleased to be recognized as one of the Best Employers in Canada.
 
Divisional Overview:
Aecon Energy offers a suite of unparalleled services to some of Canada’s largest energy suppliers, providing best-in-class solutions to the oil and gas, nuclear, co-generation, and renewable sectors.
 
Business Unit Overview:

The joint venture between SNC-Lavalin and Aecon has been awarded a contract with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to carry out the Darlington Retube and Feeder Replacement (RFR) project. The project involves refurbishment of all four reactors at the Darlington Generating Station and consists of two phases – a Definition Phase and an Execution Phase. The Definition Phase includes the construction of a full-scale reactor mock-up to simulate key elements of the refurbishment work, and the development, procurement and testing of specialized tooling required for the project. The Execution Phase involves refurbishment of the reactor cores using the tools and methods that were developed and tested during the Definition Phase.


 Position Overview:
The Technical Writer will report to the Training Manager and will be responsible for developing instructional material for technical training courses that support the Darlington Retube and Feeder Replacement (RFR) Project. The RFR Training program focuses on training approximately 1000 trades workers to dismantle and rebuild 4 nuclear reactor units using highly specialized tooling systems (robotic) and equipment. The training effort will span approximately 10 years and the program will follow a blended learning strategy that combines interactive classroom sessions, e-learning, simulations, and, practical hands-on demonstrations and rehearsals. A systematic approach to training (SAT) and adult learning principles will be utilized throughout the design, development and delivery of the training program.

 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Conducts research necessary to produce accurate, comprehensive training material.
  • Develops document templates to speed up document production and improve consistency
  • Prepares, proofreads, edits, and formats training documentation.
  • Creates task-based documentation.
  • Develops instructor guides, training manuals, job aids, multimedia story booking, practical evaluations and written exams to ensure optimum knowledge retention.
  • Interfaces with training department personnel, construction leads, and tooling SMEs to address training requirements and determine appropriate methods of delivery.
  • Utilizes multimedia technology and authoring tools to incorporate high quality graphics, animations/simulations, drawings, pictures, and other graphical representations, as well as sound and video files, into the training material to clarify concepts, support and enhance written and oral information, and to challenge trainees to demonstrate understanding of the course content.
  • Manages large, complex, and interconnected electronic files.
  • Organizes training content reviews with stakeholders to ensure training adequacy, effectiveness and accuracy.

 

Required Knowledge & Skills:

  • Relevant post-secondary degree/diploma in a related field with a minimum of 5 years of applicable experience or an equivalent combination education and experience.
  • Ability to create, assimilate, and convey technical material in a concise and effective manner.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of multimedia technology and authoring tools.
  • Proficient writer of instructor guides and training manuals. (Samples of writing will be requested for interview.)
  • Industry experience.
  • Ability to identify training gaps; generate effective solutions; and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Detail oriented, curious, persistent in solving problems highly self-motivated, disciplined and able to work independently.
  • Experience in assembling, operating and maintaining tooling equipment which is largely robotic in nature would be an asset.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

Aecon offers the opportunity to work on challenging, high profile projects and provides competitive compensation and benefits.

 

 

Aecon is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Req Created 8/23/2013
Employment Status Permanent
Compensation & Benefits Overview Aecon offers the opportunity to work on challenging, high profile projects and provides competitive compensation and benefits.
Equity Statement
Aecon is an equal opportunity employer.
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