Pension Administration Consultant

Willis Towers Watson - Dallas, TX

Pension Administration Consultant -In this challenging role as a Pension Administration Consultant, you will contribute as part of a team to the entire range of retirement administration projects. If you?re looking for an exciting opportunity, with one of the leaders in the defined benefit outsourcing business and the opportunity to grow and develop your career, apply now.

Willis Towers Watson benefit consultants have deep experience working with organizations of all types and sizes. We?ve worked closely with clients to develop some of the most advanced benefit design techniques currently in use. We combine expertise in retirement and investment consulting to support organizations worldwide in designing, managing, administering and communicating all types of retirement plans.

As a Pension Administration Consultant you will you will serve as the project manager and day to day communication liaison with our clients, trouble shoot issues, create client deliverables, contribute to client management and new business activities, and participate in the creation of new intellectual capital.

You will have the opportunity to:
Enhance your knowledge of all aspects of retirement plan administration
Enjoy a well-defined career path with opportunities for growth and advancement
Leverage the most cutting edge tools and resources and some of the world?s experts in retirement plan design, management and pension administration
Deliver superior, consistent client management and deliverables in support of a Senior Consultant for assigned clients:
Draft statements of work, project plans and budgets involving multiple workflow streams and client teams
Oversee the day to day project leaders, ensuring the progress of the teams against established objectives, budgets, timelines, deliverables and quality standards
Serve as primary, daily contact to clients on delivery of services
Manage client expectations and raise appropriate issues to Senior Consultants and Project Directors
Interface with colleagues from other practices and regions on assignments that reflect the client?s broader business issues
Develop a trusted advisor relationship with client contacts through effective communication and efficient, quality execution of projects
Manage a diverse set of pension administration services individually and through team initiatives
Review escalated or complex pension benefit calculation issues in accordance with plan provisions, Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, and other legal regulations
Review pension benefit commencement packages
Oversee annual employee pension statement projects
Ensure that work of self and team is delivered in accordance with professional and work excellence standards
Deliver formal and informal process training to both team members and client contacts
Oversee a team of Pension Administration staff responsible for delivery of projects

The Requirements
Bachelor?s degree or equivalent in mathematics, finance or statistics; CEBS designation or actuarial training a plus
7 ? 10 years? experience in administration of defined benefit plans, preferably gained in a benefits consulting environment; experience in implementation of pension outsourcing processes a plus
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven experience successfully managing multiple team projects simultaneously and producing quality deliverables on time and within budget
Experience mentoring and developing junior staff
Demonstrated success in managing client issues and relationships with some experience in growing relationships with current clients
Strong interpersonal and team skills
Flexibility and proven ability to diagnose and resolve issues; strong client service orientation
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Ability to work independently and on client teams in a fast-paced environment
Sense of accountability; owning one?s work and taking pride in it
Ability to travel and work extended hours as needed