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Benefits and Compensation Leader

Atlanta, Georgia 30341
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.


Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.


Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?


Golder Associates Inc. is actively seeking a Benefits & Compensation Leader to join our Human Resources team. This position is located in our Atlanta, GA office.




Reporting to the U.S. National HR Director, this is a hands-on position responsible for managing all aspects of Golder’s U.S.  Benefits & Compensation programs including communication and implementation of global/regional pay standards and plans, recommending, developing and implementing U.S. health benefits and retirement plans, recognition plan, and employee policies related to the conditions of employment that are in support of the Company’s goals and competitive strategy.


Essential Functions:


Benefits focus:

  • Lead and manage administration of U.S. employee benefit plans. Plans include but are not limited to: medical, dental, vision, wellness, life insurance, disability plans, 401(k) and other benefit programs
  • Lead ongoing benefits strategy assessment, development and implementation with the U.S. HR Director to ensure benefits are in line with acceptable company standards
  • Provide research, expertise, and ongoing evaluation of U.S. benefits programs and vendor effectiveness to assess cost savings, process improvements, and legal requirements to remain competitive and in compliance with all health and welfare programs
  • Ultimately responsible for U.S. benefit inquiries to ensure a quick and courteous resolution
  • Maintain contact with providers and employees to facilitate proper and complete utilization of benefits for all employees
  • Prepare and manage U.S. benefits budget and self-funded health claims expenses
  • Develop and assess quarterly and annual benefits cost analysis to be presented to senior management and investment committee for ongoing benefit plan interpretation.

Compensation focus:

  • Hands-on management of the U.S. annual wage planning/merit increase process to ensure alignment with the Company’s budget and a competitive structure within the market. Analyze trends affecting pay decisions
  • Strong collaboration and support with the Global Compensation Leader, US HR Director, field HR business partners and managers on job analyses, advising on appropriate compensation positioning against market
  • Evaluate new and revised positions and establish position range, title, and FLSA status. Work with managers to develop or revise positions as needed
  • Maintain current position descriptions for U.S. employees and review compensation and recommend market adjustments, as appropriate, to senior management
  • Support long term global/regional compensation strategy



  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field;
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in managing U.S. compensation and benefits programs, preferably in a professional services environment;
  • Experience working with U.S. self-funded health insurance plans;
  • Excellent communication skills including previous experience working with and presenting to senior management such as investment committees;
  • Proven project management skills and experience handling a complex project from conception through to execution;
  • Working knowledge of compensation practices including writing job descriptions, job evaluation, survey analysis and state and federal regulations.
  • Experience working closely with HRIS/payroll in order to know the required recordkeeping, legislative and tax implications of rewards programs. Knowledge of HRIS and payroll systems.
  • Ability to conduct research in varied topic areas using multiple information channels.
  • Advanced experience with MS Excel.


  • Professional designation preferred.



Our staff benefit from:

  • An option to purchase shares in Golder Associates
  • Career and personal development opportunities and support of personal growth
  • Employee mentoring program
  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages 

EEO Statement:


Golder Associates Inc. is a drug free employer and undertakes drug and alcohol testing as allowed by law and pursuant to its Drug Free Workplace Policy. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



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