Retirement Actuarial Professional in Calgary at Willis Towers Watson

Date Posted: 9/13/2017

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Job Description

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

The Business

Willis Towers Watson benefit consultants have deep experience working with organizations of all types and sizes.  We’ve worked closely with clients to develop some of the most advanced benefit design techniques currently in use.  We combine expertise in retirement and investment consulting to support organizations worldwide in designing, managing, administering and communicating all types of retirement plans.

The Role

As a Retirement Professional you will apply your consulting, actuarial, and project management expertise in the areas of plan design, compliance and risk & financial management to Fortune 1000 and other not-for-profit organizations of similar size.  You will help clients achieve their evolving business objectives by aligning their defined benefit, retiree welfare and defined contribution plans accordingly. 

Given the size and complexity of our client portfolio, you will have the opportunity to support diverse projects related to mergers & acquisitions, asset liability studies, forecasting, early retirement windows and other special projects as needed.

Performance Objectives:


  • Deliver superior, consistent project management for assigned clients:
  • Develop a trusted advisor relationship with client contacts through effective communication and efficient, quality execution of projects
  • Interface with colleagues from other practices and regions on assignments that reflect the client’s broader business issues
  • Manage client expectations and raise appropriate issues to Senior Consultants and Client Relationship Managers
  • Draft statements of work, project plans and budgets involving multiple workflow streams and client teams
  • Serve as the day to day project lead, ensuring the progress of the team against established objectives, budget, timeline, deliverables and quality standards
  • Serve as primary, daily contact to clients on delivery of services


  • Provide value-added consulting expertise on retirement plan valuation, design, financial risk management and funding projects
  • Ensure clients are regularly informed about the implications and opportunities that changing laws and regulations have related to their retirement plans
  • Perform technical check of work products
  • Contribute to the development of new tools and approaches


  • Meet revenue and billable hour goals as described by manager
  • Support the generation of new business as part of the broader team
  • Develop new business opportunities and enhance existing relationships
  • Directly contribute to clients’ success through applying your technical expertise


  • Build relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrate natural ease and effectiveness when dealing with clients/colleagues at all levels
  • Serve as mentor to project team associates

Job Requirements

The Requirements

  • Experience and expertise delivering retirement consulting services to Fortune 1,000 or organizations of similar size
  • A track record of performing core retirement work as well as the ability to contribute to cross-practice client engagements
  • Proven experience successfully managing multiple projects and producing quality deliverables on time and within budget
  • Demonstrated success or strong evidence to support new business generation
  • Strong client relationship, interpersonal and team skills
  • An executive presence with polished and well developed oral and written communication skills
  • Self-starter attitude and ability to work within ambiguity
  • Flexibility and proven ability to diagnose and resolve issues
  • Strong analytical and creative skills
  • Enjoys training/mentoring junior staff
  • The ability to see the 'big picture,' leveraging the resources of related practices to address the clients' business challenges
  • Working knowledge of Excel, MS Word
  • An undergraduate degree is required
  • Progress toward FCIA/FSA is required (with current achievement of ACIA/ASA preferred)