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Senior Pensions Data Specialist

Leeds, Yorkshire
Remote Working
Remote Working
Job Type
5 Sep 2022
Our data services span a range of clients with different UK pension administration systems and our solutions are either delivered within the team, across several areas of the WTW business or in partnership with specialist external suppliers.As a fast growing team, we are recruiting experienced Defined Benefit pensions professionals to join us as Pensions Data Specialists to deliver various data projects to our clients, including data audits, data cleanse, GMP rectification and constructing pensions (including for GMP equalisation).The RoleThe candidate will be comfortable creating and working with bulk calculations and directing and reviewing work done by others. They will take responsibility for successful delivery of the work and be able to communicate technical issues in a clear way to a broad audience. It is expected that you will be highly numerate with good analytical skills and be very comfortable with using modern software and ideally have a keen interest in programming and developing technological solutions for the benefit of our clients.In addition the candidate will have good organisation skills and demonstrate core project management behaviours to complement their technical expertise. Some experience in pension correction and rectification exercises is advantageous as well as more advanced data auditing and cleansing all elements of Pension data.Please note that while the successful candidate can select any of our GB locations as their office base, Willis Towers Watson will continue to offer flexible working opportunities, such as regular working from home and part-time working.At WTW, we trust you to know your work and the people, tools and environment you need to be successful. The majority of our colleagues work in a "hybrid" style, with a mix of remote, in-person and in-office interactions dependent on the needs of the team, role and clients. Our flexibility is rooted in trust and "hybrid" is not a one-size-fits-all solution. We understand flexibility is key to supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and so we encourage requests for all types of flexible working as well as location-based arrangements. Please speak to your recruiter to discuss more.The Requirements
  • A proven track record in delivering multiple projects and/or workstreams to set deadlines
  • Strong knowledge and experience of UK DB Pension arrangements, including experience of auditing pension scheme data, cleansing pension scheme data and GMP projects
  • A strong understanding of manual benefit calculations and processes
  • Experienced in creating bulk solutions to correct data or carry out pension scheme calculations
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel
  • A clear, concise and confident communicator of complex or technical issues relating to UK pensions and member data to a broad audience
  • Experience in developing close working relationships with clients and/or external third parties, or suppliers
  • Proven delegation skills and a natural desire to coach and mentor junior associates
  • A firm commitment to delivering high quality service.
  • Ability to work both independently and in teams and enjoy a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to think strategically and propose solutions, as well as identify risks and issues
  • An ability to foster and support the delivery of projects within a team environment
  • Foundation level SQL skills - specify and configure SQL reports to interrogate data and then present findings
  • Inquisitive, self-starter attitude and ability to work with ambiguity
  • Experience of pension administration systems
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  • Job Reference: 704561918-2
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: WTW
  • Location: Leeds, Yorkshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent