Pensions Data Specialist

Willis Towers Watson
15 Aug 2019
12 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role

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 Willis Towers Watson business or in partnership with specialist external suppliers.
As a fast growing team, we want experienced Defined Benefit pensions professionals to join us as Pensions Data Specialists to deliver various data projects to our clients, including data audits, cleanse and construction, and GMP related projects.

The candidate will play an essential role in a range of technical projects, take responsibility for successful delivery of the work and work closely with other members in a diverse project team.

The candidate will be used to communicating 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 would be advantageous as well as more advanced data auditing and cleansing all elements of Pension data.
Risk Solutions
The Willis Towers Watson Risk Solutions team works across multiple disciplines, various lines of business and with third-parties to help clients de-risk their pension schemes. One key strand of the Risk Solutions business is Data Solutions which supports clients in the strategic planning and implementation of data management programmes that support wider business objectives.
The Requirements
The essential skills/experience for this role are:
  • A proven track record in delivering multiple projects
  • Good knowledge and experience of UK DB Pension arrangements
  • A good understanding of manual benefit calculations and processes
  • A clear, concise and confident communicator of complex or technical issues relating to UK pensions and member data to a broad audience
  • Comfortable with data and pension services and products that require technology and software
  • A firm commitment to delivering high quality service.
  • Ability to work both independently and on client teams and enjoy a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel
  • Minimum academic requirements grade 9 - 4 / Grade C or above for English Language and Maths at GCSE or equivalent
Other highly desirable skills/experience are:
  • Experience in developing close working relationships with clients and/or external third parties, or suppliers
  • Experience in data auditing, data cleanse and construction, and GMP exercises
  • Proven delegation skills and a natural desire to coach and mentor junior associates
  • 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
The Company

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) 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 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets. 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

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