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Benefits Manager

Omaha, NE, USA | Kiewit

  • Industry:
    Architecture / Construction / Civil Engineering
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Human Resources
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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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 we’ve got one of the best zoos in the country, a thriving arts and music scene, and plenty of night life and entertainment options. 


•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 include 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.

•Build out the processes to ensure the effective delivery of benefit programs to employees in a way that enhances employee experience and contributes to Kiewit's culture.

•Lead employee education efforts to enhance the perceived value of benefits delivered to employees and partner with other key stakeholders in the benefits function to change employee perception of compensation and benefits to thinking about these elements as total rewards.

•Identify connections and synergies across the organization and apply creativity and out of the box thinking, offering ideas on different approaches to resonate with shifting demographics, geographies, and needs of employees.

•Research and implement a variety of communication channels including websites,

emails, text messaging and video conferencing.

•Oversee and produce, from conception to completion, a broad array of benefits promotional and communication materials.

•Streamline the communications processes between internal departments and promotes


•Communicate changes in policies and procedures and ensure proper compliance.

•Ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations including, but not limited to, ERISA, COBRA, and HIPAA.

•Evaluate current and future benefits vendors to ensure that they are the right partner for

Kiewit's needs.

•Assist in the preparation of the annual departmental budget. Analyze and control department expenditures to conform to budgetary requirements.

•Serve as subject matter expert in one or more of these areas: health insurance, disability and life insurance, retirement, wellness, and other related benefits plans.

•Work with and participates in construction industry group meetings to enhance and stay abreast of new benefit programs and vendors that impact the industry.

•Maintain active involvement with targeted professional, civic and charitable organizations to develop and nurture Kiewit's image.


•Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Communications or related field strongly preferred.

•5+ years of increasing responsibility in Benefits, Human Resources, Employee Communications or related field strongly preferred.

•3+ years of experience managing multiple people strongly preferred.

•Previous experience with global benefits and craft populations in the construction industry strongly preferred.

•Experience managing benefits programs for an organization of at least 5,000-10,000 employees.

•CPP, CBP, CEBS, GRP, GPHR certifications preferred.

•Project management and implementation skills with the ability to formulate and pursue long-range plans and objectives to take ideas from conception to implementation

•Ability to work effectively in an advisory/resource capacity with employees, officers,

directors, managers, and supervisors.

•Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse groups including coworkers, clients and various business contacts at various levels ranging from front-line employees to senior executives.

•Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills to provide recommendations, work direction, evaluate employee performance and negotiate contracts and administrative agreements.

•Understanding of best practices, trends, and issues in employee communications, using traditional and emerging platforms.

•Experience crafting messages for multiple channels and audiences, with measurable


•Versed in issues of corporate culture, employee engagement, change management, organizational development, and continuous improvement.

•Highly creative, capable of generating ideas that engage and interest multiple


•Adept at communicating in innovative ways and across a wide range of channels and mediums, including print, video, web and social media.

•Required to maintain the confidential nature of all employees and privileged information used or observed in the course of performing job duties.

•Ability to develop and build strong professional relationships.

•Skill and proficiency with Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

•Strong research and project management skills.

•Ability to organize, prioritize and handle multiple work assignments.

•Ability to work effectively in a team setting.

•Must be a self-starter who can initiate projects and move them forward.

•Strong attention to detail 

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