Jun 03, 2021

Retirement & Benefits Manager

  • RES
  • Houston, TX, USA
Full-Time Human Resources

Job Description

RES is the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 328 stream miles, 58,024 wetland acres, and rehabilitated, preserved, and/or managed over 15,000 acres of special-status species habitats. RES operations include planting over 17,400,000 restorative trees and reducing over 267 tons of polluting nutrients. RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability through the establishment of mitigation/conservation banks, permittee responsible turnkey mitigation, and corporate social responsibility projects.


RES is now acceting applications for a Retirement & Benefits Manager in our Houston, TX office.


The Retirement and Benefits Manager is responsible for managing and planning of the RES group benefits programs including health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, workers comp, travel and accident, 401(k), retirement and other plans, and will assist employees with selecting a retirement or medical plan and will provide administrative support for those plans to employees, retirees, and beneficiaries.


  • First level contact for all retirement and benefit related questions including resolving any issues.
  • Design’s retirement & benefit programs such as financial health, insurance, wellness etc.
  • Liaise with vendors and negotiate and coordinate contracts for new and existing plans.
  • Audit all retirement and benefits programs and processes to ensure accuracy.
  • Reconcile monthly bills and submit for payment.
  • Coordinate leaves of absence and process claims or requests.
  • Manage enrollments and determine employee eligibility.
  • Evaluate the efficiency and value of current retirement and benefit programs and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Handle all reimbursement procedures.
  • Maintain and update employee records and benefit files.
  • Advise and inform employees of the details of the company’s retirement and benefit programs. 
  • Collaborate with payroll and ensure that employer contributions and payroll deductions are processed accurately.
  • Maintain and create records, reports and documentation in accordance with federal, state and provider regulations.
  • Conducts retirement and benefits-related calculations and analysis including repurchase of service, withdrawal of contributions, and deferred retirement.
  • Conducts group benefits presentations for and/or individual interviews with employees regarding retirement and pension options.
  • Acquires and distributes relevant information and documentation to plan participants and beneficiaries.
  • Serves as a liaison between beneficiaries and participants and the plan administrator, handling or facilitating requests for contribution adjustments, refunds, and other administrative changes.
  • Coordinates with actuaries, plan administrators, accountants, and other professionals to provide verified and compiled data for administration of benefits.
  • Assists with open enrollment for retiree insurance benefits.
  • Ensures retirement plans are administered in accordance with company, state, and federal guidelines and regulations.
  • Maintains knowledge of legal and regulatory changes, trends, and other developments affecting retirement and medical benefits.


  • Bilingual Spanish required – must be able to read, write and speak
  • Strong Analytical skills and some knowledge of statistical analysis
  • Experience analyzing data on benefit programs to track utilization and adoption
  • Thorough understanding of laws, regulations, and agency interpretations or opinions related to retirement benefits, HIPAA, ERISA and other Federal, state and local benefit regulations
  • Strong communication skills with ability to communicate the benefits program to all levels in the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software and intermediate Excel Skills.


VEVRAA Federal Contractor


RES is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.


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