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Director Employee Benefits

Location: 

Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 94681 

Job Level: Director 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Are you strategic, competitive, and innovative?  Have you planned and directed the overall design, implementation, funding and administration of benefits programs for an organization of at least 5,000-10,000 employees?  Do you have experience in the construction industry?  We are looking to hire a Benefits Director to help take our benefits programs to the next level!  This could be your opportunity to help us change the landscape of our benefits programs and impact tens of thousands of lives!   As our Benefits Director, you will evaluate our current programs to ensure compliance with governmental regulations and competitiveness with other organizations, and ensure that our benefits programs support our organization's strategic objectives.

 

At Kiewit, the scale of our operations is huge. Our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative.  We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too.  

 

Location

This position will be based out of Kiewit Plaza at 3555 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE.  Our metropolitan area is home to over 900,000 people.  Our cost of living is low, our food is delicious, and we are consistently ranked as one of the top cities for families in the US because of our great schools, affordable housing, ease of commuting, friendly people, and low crime rate. Plus weve got one of the best zoos in the country, a thriving arts and music scene, and plenty of night life and entertainment options.

Responsibilities
  • Develop a strong understanding and appreciation of the organization’s business strategy, structure, culture, and objectives in order to develop and implement benefits programs and processes that are aligned with and sensitive to the organization's mission, values, and objectives.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities including interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work; performance evaluations; determining compensation plans; managing schedules and time away; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing concerns and resolving problems.
  • Work with management to develop, implement and maintain market competitive benefit and retirement programs to enhance the employee value proposition through recruitment and retention as well as meeting company business objectives and philosophy on a global basis.
  • Leverage employee and benchmarking data to inform the design and delivery of global benefits programs and to stay ahead of future workforce needs.
  • Keep internal stakeholders informed on industry trends and provide recommendations on how the benefits strategy can evolve to respond to a changing landscape while optimizing cost constraints.
  • Ensure all Kiewit employees understand and value their entire total rewards package.

 

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field
    required. Master's degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of increasing responsibility in Benefits, Payroll, Human Resources or
    related field strongly preferred.
  • 5+ years of management experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience with global benefits and craft populations in the construction
    industry strongly preferred.
  • Experience planning and directing benefits programs for an organization of at least 5,000-10,000 employees.
  • CPP, CBP, CEBS, GRP, GPHR certifications preferred.

Strong analytical skills to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness and cost of multiple compensation and benefits programs

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.