Benefits Administrator

Location: New York, New York
Date Posted: 08-11-2017
We are conducting a search for a Benefits Administrator for a global civil construction firm.
This newly created role will provide support in development and administration of all global benefits for nationwide. This role reports to the SVP of Human Resources and will be immersed in all employee-related benefits, primarily for U.S. benefit plans, and assist with the execution of our global benefit programs. The successful candidate must be a team player who is able to manage multiple priorities at once. The position is located in the Corporate Headquarters in New York City.


  • Supports the administration of health and welfare plans including plan interpretation, ongoing employee communication and employee enrollment
  • Processes monthly invoices for all benefits plans; conduct monthly reconciliation of all benefit invoices and perform monthly audits to ensure accuracy
  • Perform Leave Specialist function with administration of FMLA/ADA/Leaves of Absence/STD and Worker’s Compensation programs
  • Administer COBRA with third party vendor. Audit monthly participation reports for accuracy.
  • Compiles and maintains reports, based on benefit records including new hire elections, 401k deferrals, changes and loan deductions
  • Assist in various research requests, including timely responses to audit inquiries; may assist in developing and preparing reports, letters, and spreadsheets
  • Assist with the day-to-day administration of 401(k) plan, including but not limited to, distributions, corrections, adjustments, and loans
  • Serve as point of contact for employee inquiries regarding benefits
  • Process claims and requests for life insurance and long-term disability and monitor short-term disability plans and FMLA compliance


  • 4+ years of experience and success working with Health and Welfare and Retirement Plans in a large company
  • Need basic knowledge of relevant laws and regulations applicable to cafeteria plan administration, FMLA, ADA, ACA, COBRA, STD, LTD and IRS regulations
  • Hands on experience with administration of Leaves and COBRA
  • Microsoft Office / Suite proficient (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Ability to work within a team environment and independently, as required
  • Flexible in adapting and responding to changing situations; able to multitask efficiently and effectively
  • Strong attention to detail, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources or related field is highly desirable
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)   
If you are interested, please submit your resume in confidence for immediate consideration.
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