Job Description

Benefits Consultant

locations: Reston, VA; Remote, US

time type: Full time

job requisition id: R-00115074

Leidos is an applied solutions company focused on markets that are seeing converging business and technological trends, and address basic, enduring human needs: Defense and national security, health and life sciences, and energy, engineering and infrastructure. The Company’s approximately 20,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and commercial health and engineering markets. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Benefits Team Overview:

Leidos is seeking a Health and Welfare Programs – Benefits Consultant to join the Total Rewards/HR team operating out of the Reston, VA Headquarters (though teleworking is permitted). This is a great opportunity to join a world class, Fortune 500 Human Resources Department and contribute as a key member COE (Center of Excellence) for employee health and welfare and retirement benefits at Leidos. Corporate Benefits is responsible for the strategy, design, implementation and communication of all retirement, health, dental, COBRA, Life, Flex Spending Accounts, numerous paid leave and voluntary benefit programs for the company.

Reporting to the Vice President, Director of Corporate Benefits, primary responsibilities will include:

  • Manage new vendor service offerings, assist in determining impact on plan and update plan rules, administrative processes, and participant communications accordingly
  • Act as project manager on required and desired plan changes
  • Manage health and welfare day-to-day vendor relationships, coordinate team and delivery of vendor services
  • Assist in researching and analyzing plan trends, benchmarking, and other data to ensure Leidos programs are competitive
  • Develop recommendations for improvements in plan design and administration
  • Review and update communication materials (web sites, SPDs, enrollment materials, etc.) where necessary or desirable to ensure accuracy and compliance
  • Support plan compliance and plan financial administration
  • Ensure proper records and plan controls are maintained
  • Support Leidos HR Employee Services staff—working together to resolve program and employee questions and issues
  • Assist in managing the annual benefit enrollment processes
  • Assist in designing and executing ongoing benefits strategy
  • Review and support plan non-discrimination testing
  • Identify testing issues and recommend corrective actions, if necessary
  • Assist Finance with IRS filings and Plan Audits as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Position may include occasional travel (possibly 10% of time)

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university required and 8+ years of related experience. Additional years’ experience may be used in lieu of a degree
  • 6+ years of benefits experience in plan design and administration, benefits communication and broker negotiation
  • Demonstrated experience and success with managing complex benefits projects with multiple departments and a large number of participants
  • Working knowledge of compliance with ERISA, IRS laws, and current regulations pertinent to health and welfare plans desired
  • Excellent verbal (including presentation) and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Key Skills and Attributes for Success in this Role:

  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong team player with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with peers and all levels of management
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment and act as a change agent
  • Must be a dependable, self-starter, detail- and results-oriented
  • Adherence to highest levels of confidentiality, discretion and integrity
  • Position will be filled at a level consistent with the candidate’s qualifications and experience
  • Preferred experience utilizing Workday