Consultant III, Retirement Programs
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
- Employee Asst. Programs
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The Consultant III, Retirement Programs, in the HR Center of Expertise (COE), is responsible for the design, delivery, and execution of Stantec’s North American Retirement programs. This position is responsible for working on projects pertaining to retirement processes and initiatives as well as the administration of active and acquired plans. The Consultant III will collaborate cross functionally with key partners to ensure the incorporation of required retirement practices into the Retirement programs design process. The position ensures timely and appropriate dissemination and communication of regulations, policy, and guideline changes to impacted stakeholders. Provides training and educational materials for upcoming retirement implementations. The Consultant is also responsible for providing visibility to retirement excursions from a technical aspect and the evaluation and recommendations of potential solutions.
- Possesses a solid knowledge base for North American retirement-related legislation, rules, and regulations for Retirement programs;
- Develops and maintains processes and policies documentation, as required;
- Conducts research on laws, regulations, guidelines, contracts, policies, procedures, and other documentation;
- Triages escalated and/or complex retirement issues/questions from internal partners and contact center, to understand underlying intent and perform necessary analysis to provide accurate and timely responses and recommendations to minimize business impact; collaborates cross-functionality to address issues and mitigate risk;
- Conducts regulatory risk mitigation assessments to identify and proactively resolve deficiencies;
- Prepares for audit; Apprises leadership of violations or potential risks and provides viable recommendations for expedient resolution and/or modification of retirement practices;
- Effectively communicates, educates and trains on retirement programs and changes. Creates retirement-related training materials for various audiences, such as the Contact Center, employees, leadership, etc.;
- Reviews and analyzes Retirement program materials for regulatory and operational compliance;
- Submits retirement reports and documentation within mandated timeframes;
- Maintains key contacts internally and externally; and
- Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, Finance, or a related field;
- 5+ years of experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience;
- Prior experience specific to US Retirement programs is required and Canadian plan administration is a plus;
- CBP, CEBS, SPHR, PHR, CHRP, GBA or RPA preferred;
- Strong MS Office Suite skills preferred;
- Knowledge of Human Resources related Provincial, State and Federal jurisdictional laws, legislation, rules, and regulations for North America required (including OAS, CHRC, CPP, CLC, PIPEDA, HIPAA, ERISA, COBRA, FML/FMLA, USERRA, ADA, Section 125, worker’s compensation, Medicare, Social Security, Employment Standards and DOL requirements); multi-national knowledge preferred;
- Prior experience with retirement contract language;
- Exercise confidentiality, discretion, sound judgment as well as possess critical thinking in ambiguous and complex situations;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and
- Bilingual with Spanish is preferred and French is an asset.
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