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Southern Company Instructional Designer II in Naperville, Illinois

Instructional Designer II


The Instructional Designer Specialist (ID) applies instructional design and adult learning principles and strategies to analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate instructional courses, assessments, job aids, and other learning deliverables focused on the Field Operations Organization. Special emphasis is placed on OSHA, DOT, welding/joining and regulatory requirements training. The Instructional Designer Specialist creates instructor-led and/or computer-based training deliverables for all phases of the course creation lifecycle including analysis documents, design documents, storyboards, and final learning deliverables that align to the overall business goals.

Job Responsibilities & Accountabilities by Competency

Functional Expertise:

•Design instructor-led or computer-based training programs, applying sound design and principles and methodologies, to translate business requirements into learning deliverables.

•Develops and updates instructor-led materials (participant and facilitator guides), develops interactive exercises and creates evaluation measures to ensure learning and transfer of concepts are taking place. 1

•Assists business partners with documentation of current and new processes resulting from technology, regulatory and business changes.

•Ensures continuity and alignment of the training curriculum (i.e.; Corporate values, adult learning principles, methodologies, DOT/OSHA/Federal regulations, business strategies, etc.)

•Test and debug deliverables for quality assurance.

•Follows established templates, documentation and content standards to ensure a consistent end-user experience, i.e., the look and feel of materials

•Conducts Train the Trainer sessions for transfer of knowledge of development to delivery

Business Acumen:

•Understands business processes and issues and how they relate to on-the-job application

•Strong project management skills


Collaborates with Field Training Manager, subject matter experts (SMEs) and other training staff to understand strategies to develop training content.

•Builds productive relationships and collaborate effectively with subject matter experts and other team members.

•Coordinates with Logistics Coordinators to produce training materials (e.g., manuals, displays, activities, documentation).

•Partners with assigned trainer or SME to transfer knowledge from development to delivery.

•Interacts with external vendors on training design to deliver a quality finished product.

•Proactively communicate task and project status to business partner and leadership

Driving Results:

•Responsible for creating the training and identifying appropriate learning objectives.

•Audits classes to ensure training documentation and materials meet learning objectives.


Education, Certifications/Licenses:


•BA/BS degree in business, instructional design, adult learning or related discipline or 3 years of related or equivalent work experience

•3-5 years in the learning field


•Degree in Instructional Design

Related Work Experience:


•3-5 years of related business experience


•Knowledge of the natural gas or utility industry

•Knowledge of OSHA, DOT, welding/joining and training

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


•MS Office - intermediate proficiency

•Exceptional written and communication skills

•Strong interpersonal skills

•Problem Solving Skills

•Presentation skills

•Creativity in instructional design



•Able to work well in a team-based setting

•Ability to meet tight deadlines and work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment


•Knowledge of research and best practice methods to source content and applicable models

•Proficiency in instructional design software (i.e.; Articulate Storyline, Captivate, Professional Adobe Suite, Flash, etc.)

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

•Primarily works in an office environment

•Majority of time is spent working on a computer

•Ability to lift at least 30 pounds


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Other Locations: United States, Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

G O Naperville - 1844 W Ferry Rd. (1844NapervilleCODE)

1844 W Ferry Rd.

Naperville, 60536

Req ID: GAS2003620

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