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Benefits Specialist

Company: Gilbane Building Company
Location: Providence
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Job Description:

OverviewGilbane is seeking a highly detailed and motivated Benefits Specialist to join our team. Reporting to the Sr. Benefits Manager, this person will hold overall responsibility for support and collaboration on creating a competitive Benefit Program. Benefit Specialists typically oversee our outside partners and work closely with our consultants to devise strategy and do what is needed to resolve day to day issues.Who are we?As a family-owned business, Gilbane currently has 45 offices, both in and out of the United States, and has been shaping communities since 1870. Consistently recognized as one of the most reputable construction management firms in the country, Gilbane is committed to putting our People First. You will have the opportunity to create a comprehensive benefit program for our employees as the organization continues to grow.What's in it for you?As a Benefit Specialist, you will work with experienced benefit professionals that will provide you with opportunities to learn the department's standard operating procedures and build strong relationships with the Human Resources team. You will be responsible for managing and overseeing our outside benefit vendors as well as making recommendations to keep our benefit program competitive and strong. Additionally, Gilbane offers employees multi-dimensional training opportunities through several resources for those that are early in their career. Our award-winning Learning & Development department, Gilbane University, offers a variety of in-person and webinar-based trainings to help you excel in your career. Working with Gilbane's core values at the forefront of your mind (Integrity, Teamwork, Toughmindedness, Dedication to Excellence, Discipline, Loyalty, Caring, Entrepreneurship), you will have endless opportunity to advance your career internally.ResponsibilitiesAs a Benefits Specialist you will:* Administer all domestic and international health and welfare and retirement plans by working with external benefit partners to negotiate renewals, resolve escalated employee issues, and manage the overall relationships, including all ad hoc requests* Assist in analyzing RFP responses when considering new benefit vendors* Maintain Health and Welfare forms and links for all benefits information on the company intranet* Assist and guide our HR representatives regarding benefits programs* Conduct enrollment audits (quarterly/annually)* Participate in wellness initiatives and communications* Run both internal and external reports needed to resolve employee issues* Research and recommend policy changes and clarification* Provide support to the health and welfare annual enrollment and total rewards projectsQualificationsEXPERIENCE/EDUCATION* BS or MS degree in Human Resources or Business* 3-5 years of experience with health and welfare administration and retirement benefit administration and compliance* Or equivalent combination of education and experienceKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES* Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws relating to employee benefits (ERISA, IRS, DOL)* Extreme attention to detail* Excellent written and verbal communication skills* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills* Demonstrated ability to work comfortable and professionally within a highly confidential work environment* Ability to set and maintain priorities* Proficient in Microsoft Office software; HRIS knowledge a plus* Ability to work in a team environment* Strong Compliance knowledge preferredGilbane offers an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits and a generous profit-sharing/401k plan. We invest in our employees' education and have built Gilbane University into a top training organization in the construction industry. Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test. Gilbane is not accepting unsolicited resumes from third party recruiters at this time.Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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