KBR Principal Benefits Specialist in Houston, Texas

Title: Principal Benefits Specialist

Location: US-US-TX-Houston

Job Number: 1055793


When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, construction, and services company, we support the hydrocarbon and government services markets on six continents. Serving our customers through diverse business units, we offer challenging assignments on some of the world's largest and most complex projects where our customers have come to value us, because they know We Deliver.

With operations in 40 countries, KBR has more than 25,800 people delivering services to customers in over 80 countries. Together they represent an unmatched reservoir of talent and experience in a wide range of markets.

Join us and you'll be part of a dynamic, elite team of professionals who understand what it takes to get a job done and has the experience, knowledge and determination to succeed.

Position Title:

Principal Benefits Specialist

Position Description/Job Responsibilities

Functional job responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Retirement & Savings plans

Accountable for managing the compliance and accuracy of the qualified and non-qualified retirement & savings plans.

Implement new vendors from end-to-end participating in RFP process, implementation project management including change management, follow up after installation to audit for problems internally and external to our systems and processes.

Proactive review of processes, systems and records to and prevent and resolve errors.

Ongoing support of R&S plan audits

Resolve complex / escalated employee and claim and eligibility issues with HRIS, process and vendors

Track HRIS issues including chasing problems with interface files with the help of IT to determine the root problem

Make adjustments in SAP and ADP systems for benefit deductions.

Manage 1 or more direct reports.

Oversee Service Contract Act (SCA) employee benefits fringe on SAP and SCA retirement and savings plan

Presentations to employees in-person or holding calls, presence at employee meetings as needed

Reporting and special projects as they arise.

Support in preparation of regulatory documents including Form 5500’s, Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs), Summaries of Material Modifications (SMMs) and Summary Annual Reports (SARs)

Continued training on systems and technical skills associated with position.

Demonstrate professional ethics and compliance with regulatory requirements for Health & Welfare and Retirement & Savings Plans.



Undergraduate degree

5-7 years minimum benefits experience

Experience managing/implementing retirement & savings plans

Accounting/Audit experience a plus

Strong analytical skills required

Strong Excel skills required – Ability to analyze data

Commitment to accuracy and timeliness in R&S transactions

Experience managing projects

Experience managing 1 or more direct reports helpful

Strong understanding of regulatory compliance requirements

Strong written and verbal communications skills required

Strong Microsoft Office skills required: Intermediate level or better for Excel, Word, and Outlook

Ability to learn systems quickly such as HRIS and related programs, SAP experience a plus

Commitment to ethics in representing department to internal (employees) and external customers is required



KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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