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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 Industrial provides high-performance construction services to a broad array of industrial clients across the country, and offers single-source solutions for multi-trade industrial construction and fabrication projects.
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
Business Unit Aecon/SNC JV
City Oakville
Province/State Ontario [ON]
City Oakville
Title Instructional Designer
Position Overview The Instructional Designer will report to the Training Manager and will be responsible for designing and 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 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
  • Identifying all technical training requirements to successfully educate project team members to perform their assigned tasks safely, efficiently and effectively.
  • Designing and developing entry and advanced level courses for both internal and external audiences.
  • Developing strategies to incorporate effective instructional technology such as e-learning, simulation, and hands-on/practical, into the training program.
  • Developing lesson plans, trainer guides, training manuals, job aids, practical evaluations and written exams to ensure optimum knowledge retention.
  • Ensuring the Systematic Approach to Training is applied consistently across all courseware development.
  • Utilizing multimedia technology and authoring tools to incorporate high quality graphics, animations/simulations, drawings, pictures, and other graphical representations 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.
  • Promoting a culture of safety, quality, team participation, and motivation in all aspects of training.
  • Acting as liaison between tool manufacturers and training department to determine needs of the courses and appropriate methods of delivery.
  • Organizing training content reviews with tooling, construction and other stakeholders to ensure training adequacy, effectiveness and accuracy.
  • Assist in selecting and implementing a “Train the Trainer” program.
  • Assist in the development of education programs pertaining to Radiation Protection training.
Required Knowledge & Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education from an accredited university is an asset
  • Minimum of ten years experience in instructional design.
  • Proficient in design, development, and implementation of technical training programs.
  • Ability to construct the overall flow of the courses ensuring that the content matches the course requirements.
  • Experience in developing blended learning strategies and course material that supports the unique learning styles of trainees from various backgrounds.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of multimedia technology and authoring tools.
  • Experience in developing nuclear refurbishment training programs.
  • Ability to identify training gaps; generate effective solutions; and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly self-motivated, disciplined and able to work independently.
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ABOUT US
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.
 
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Instructional Designer will report to the Training Manager and will be responsible for designing and 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 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. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Identifying all technical training requirements to successfully educate project team members to perform their assigned tasks safely, efficiently and effectively.
  • Designing and developing entry and advanced level courses for both internal and external audiences.
  • Developing strategies to incorporate effective instructional technology such as e-learning, simulation, and hands-on/practical, into the training program.
  • Developing lesson plans, trainer guides, training manuals, job aids, practical evaluations and written exams to ensure optimum knowledge retention.
  • Ensuring the Systematic Approach to Training is applied consistently across all courseware development.
  • Utilizing multimedia technology and authoring tools to incorporate high quality graphics, animations/simulations, drawings, pictures, and other graphical representations 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.
  • Promoting a culture of safety, quality, team participation, and motivation in all aspects of training.
  • Acting as liaison between tool manufacturers and training department to determine needs of the courses and appropriate methods of delivery.
  • Organizing training content reviews with tooling, construction and other stakeholders to ensure training adequacy, effectiveness and accuracy.
  • Assist in selecting and implementing a “Train the Trainer” program.
  • Assist in the development of education programs pertaining to Radiation Protection training.
 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education from an accredited university is an asset
  • Minimum of ten years experience in instructional design.
  • Proficient in design, development, and implementation of technical training programs.
  • Ability to construct the overall flow of the courses ensuring that the content matches the course requirements.
  • Experience in developing blended learning strategies and course material that supports the unique learning styles of trainees from various backgrounds.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of multimedia technology and authoring tools.
  • Experience in developing nuclear refurbishment training programs.
  • Ability to identify training gaps; generate effective solutions; and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly self-motivated, disciplined and able to work independently.
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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