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BC Hydro and Power Authority

Instructional Designer/Technical Writer

Richmond, BC
Full Time
4 days ago

NB 50806913 - NC 50881078

BCH-T-6913-190903E1Employment Posting ID:

Instructional Designer/Technical Writer Positions Available: 1

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Surrey Trades Training CentreJob Location: Temporary Lower MainlandRegion:

We're BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.

Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.

We're investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We're upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities.

We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We've been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.'s Top Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row.

It's our vision to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.


* Develops competency profile charts, course/program profiles or outlines, curricula, training modules, and other training materials from information gathered from clients through a formal needs assessment process. Provides formal needs assessment services for the organisation.

* Designs instructional packages or training modules; determines specific learning tasks, sub tasks and content; writes and sequences performance objectives and develops performance measures following adult education principles; integrates delivery techniques to enhance class- room based, e-learning and other instructional delivery methods.

* Applies current adult education concepts and learning approaches to curriculum projects such as: experiential teaching techniques, accelerated learning principles, interactive delivery methods and variations in the presentation of material.

* Demonstrates effective learning materials presentations skills such as: creative training materials and delivery tools, adult/accelerated learning techniques, synchronous and asynchronous e- classroom, and other delivery tools.

* Develops and establishes standardized curricula format and templates for course material and facilitators guide. Provides expertise in adapting current curricula to alternative delivery channels such as: e-learning systems, distance education, self study packages etc.

* Conducts research on trends in learning and development methodologies; updates, revises and integrates changes to curricula and learning methods and techniques.

* Prepares, maintains and updates training and instructional website.

BCH-T-6913-190903E1 - Instructional Designer/Technical Writer

NB 50806913 - NC 50881078

* Designs and develops instructional materials and technical documentation for large complex systems.

* Liaises and works with Subject Matter Experts (SME) to: identify objectives, gather material, structure effective lessons and develop assessment tools appropriate for technical and trade audiences; writes, revises and edits training, work process and procedure documents from information provided by SME's. Analyzes material for: logic, completeness, focus, clarity, grammar, spelling and punctuation. Consults with SME's and Technical Trades Trainers to ensure accuracy and relevance of content to training; works with and facilities design teams and ensures timely development of training modules

* Performs minor duties related to the above duties that do not affect the rating of the job. Qualifications:

* Bachelor level university degree program in Education, English, Science or a related field; plus four (4) years of experience in an adult training design and development role where experience in training needs assessment methods, instructional material and package development, interactive delivery methods, instructional evaluation assessment and evaluation methods, project management, research methods has been gained.


* Certificate/Diploma in Instructional Design and/or curriculum development (such as Certificate in Adult & Continuing Education (CACE) or the BC Provincial Instructor Diploma) or a related program; plus six (6) years of experience in an adult training design and development role where experience in training needs assessment methods, instructional material and package development, interactive delivery methods, instructional evaluation assessment and evaluation methods, project management, research methods has been gained.

* Experience designing and developing trades, technical, safety related training or eLearning are considered assets.

* Experience using eLearning course authoring tools (such as Articulate Storyline) is considered an asset.


This position is affiliated with the Movement of United Professionals union (MoveUP/COPE).

* Please note this is a Full-Time Temporary (FTT) opportunity with BC Hydro for approximately one (1) year. Located at the Trades Training Centre (TTC) in Surrey, BC.

* Normal office conditions.

* Occasional overnight travel to various offices throughout the province may be required.

* Please note as part of the selection process, applicants may be asked to submit examples of their instructional design work; a portfolio of various instructional design projects to gauge instructional design skill. Applicants may also be asked to present their work as part of the interview or do a presentation assignment.

BCH-T-6913-190903E1 - Instructional Designer/Technical Writer

NB 50806913 - NC 50881078

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

• Ability to develop and design competency profile charts, course outlines and profiles, training modules, curricula, instructional packages and other training materials. • Ability to write technical documents and understandable/user friendly manuals. • Ability to prepare performance objectives and performance measures. • Ability to apply and integrate adult education concepts and learning approaches to curricula. • Ability to develop and establish standardized curricula format and templates and to provide expertise on alternative delivery channels. • Ability to write and develop instructional materials and technical documentation. • Technical ability and knowledge to write various technical documents and manuals. • Excellent oral, writing, presentation/training and interpersonal communication skills. • Strong planning, organization and leadership skills. • Excellent working knowledge of PC's and common applications (such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint) used in the development of training materials. • Knowledge of evaluation and assessment methodologies.

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Our values guide our work. Want to join us?

We are safe. We are here for our customers. We are one team. We act with integrity. We respect our province. We are forward thinking.

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY Don't forget to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and copies of your certifications. If applicable, include your Trades Qualification. This will ensure we have all the necessary information to assess your application without any delays.

Click on the Apply button in order to complete the steps to apply for this job.

Date Posted: 2019-09-03 Closing Date: 2019-09-18
Human Resources