Instructional Designer

  • Location: Irwindale, California
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #76918

An energy and utilities client is looking for an 
Instructional Designer that will coordinate activities associated with delivery of learning curriculum from needs assessment through concept, pilot, implementation and evaluation

Location: Irwindale, CA 91770 (REMOTE)
Instructional Designer
Pay: $39/hr. on W2
Duration: 12 months or longer
Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8am to 5pm


  • Perform needs assessments and job/task analyses, including conducting focus groups and working with subject matter experts, to analyze training needs and business requirements
  • Research, design, and develop training scope, timeline, and deliverables (e.g., PPTs, job aids, user guides, quick reference guides, e-learning, and virtual and instructor-led training courses) and consult with clients to determine appropriate training solution
  • Interpret and translate complex technical project information (e.g., functional specifications, test scripts, vendor documentation) into training material for technical and non-technical audiences
  • Manage client expectations, make recommendations, and communicate project status updates
  • Conduct SME focus groups/meetings to gather information for development
  • Present/facilitate train-the-trainer sessions
  • Manage multiple projects, including scope, milestones, schedules, deliverables, and resources, in support of training goals and objectives
  • Problem solve, troubleshoot, and mitigate issues related to training roadblocks
  • Provide administrative support to key offerings associated with the corporate workforce development initiative.
  • Foster key relationships with HR, TAI, managers, leaders, and senior leaders corporate wide to collaboratively assess and support workforce development.
  • Schedule courses; establish/maintain relationships with internal SMEs and external vendors; meet and support SMEs/Vendors on the day of course offerings; assist participants
  • Provide detailed operational and logistic support to OE training functions
  • Analyze course effectiveness based on observations/student feedback; recommend changes
  • Develop blended learning solutions using Adobe, Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, Captivate, Flash, Dreamweaver, Articulate, Presenter, Engage, Quizmaker, SnagIt, web conferencing technology, or similar applications
  • Provide detailed operational and logistical support to OE training and learning functions
  • Prepare, organize, edit course material; ensure compliance with corporate/security standards
  • Ensure sufficient number of course participants by advertising the class as needed
  • Effectively operate classroom technology to support classes, webinars, and meetings
  • Proactively identify, develop and help lead improvements to ensure effective and efficient processes
  • Edit courseware as needed
  • Keep abreast of training industry best practices, along with computing and IT skills, to make recommendations for improvement and apply Aerospace IT
  • Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with colleagues, vendors, and procurement
  • Seek opportunities to bring work unit or cross-functional teams together to share information and solve problems
  • May train and mentor others in work process and procedures

Required Skills/Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, business, or appropriate technical discipline; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Minimum of five years’ experience designing and developing systems and/or technical course materials
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical abilities to identify and frame issues, synthesize information, and translate information into training requirements and content. Attention to detail, including the ability to analyze information from various sources.
  • Demonstrated skills/experience in applying instructional design principles and adult learning methodologies (e.g., ADDIE, SAM) to develop training materials
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SnagIt, and at least one eLearning software such as Articulate Storyline/Rise, Adobe Captivate, and Camtasia
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, including being adept at facilitating training (e.g., train the trainer)
  • Demonstrated ability to interface and collaborate with internal/external clients, management, vendors, stakeholders, subject matter experts, and team members to develop training solutions
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects simultaneously, including scope, milestones, schedules, deliverables, and resources.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change, comfortable with ambiguity, and a demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Proactive, organized and a team player
  • May require occasional in-person site visits, depending on the nature of the projects he or she will work on.

Desired skills:

  • Experience working for a utility company
  • Experience in using Visio and SharePoint for development
  • Experience in developing training as part of an Agile software development project
  • Experience in developing training for an SAP or Salesforce software implementation

About our Client:
Our client is one of the largest electric utilities and a longtime leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States providing electricity for much of Southern California.

About APR:
Since 1980 APR Consulting, Inc. has provided professional recruiting and contingent workforce solutions to a diverse mix of clients, industries, and skill sets nationwide.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is the match for this position please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you!


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About APR Consulting
APR Consulting, Inc., is one of the most trusted talent acquisition and workforce solutions providers in the United States. Known for exceptional responsiveness, agile strategies, and consistently high-level talent, the firm has become a go-to for organizations and managed services providers navigating complex change and urgent challenges. Since its founding in 1980, APR has transformed from a California IT-focused staffing firm to a full-service solutions provider filling a wide range of positions and serving over eight industries — including aerospace and defense, healthcare, IT, telecom, hospitality/gaming, sports/entertainment, government, and utilities –– in all 50 states, with a loyal roster of more than 850 specialized professionals.