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Benefits Analyst
Title:Benefits Analyst
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Human Resources & Total Rewards
Location:Oakville, ON
Zip/Postal Code:L6J 2X1

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Mandate: The benefit analyst is responsible for the administration of day-to-day benefit plans (as assigned) and project management of small to medium and/or long-term concurrent initiatives which support the strategic goals of the Benefits Department. This includes project delivery including scope, timelines, resources, budget, risks and issues, relationships and communication under direct supervision. This role is responsible for meeting deadlines and goals. Continually strive to improve the efficiency of our Benefits operations across the organization.

Job Functions:

  • Administration
    • Administers policies and procedures to support day-to-day benefit activities.
  • Communication
    • Coordinate, manage and draft communications (e.g., for employees, managers, vendors etc.).
      • Prepare responses to employee escalations as needed
  • Process Improvement
    • Observe and suggest continuous improvements for the Benefits processes and programs.
      • Prepares, maintains desktop procedures for Benefits Administration processes
  • Benefits Projects
    • Under direct supervision, acts as project manager for Benefits related projects as assigned, including initiation, planning, execution, implementation and post implementation activities.
      • Define and manage project scope. Prepares recommendations on issues and challenges.
      • Develop and manage and report on detailed work plans, project plans, project schedules. Escalate issues around needed resources (e.g., personnel or costs etc.) to supervisor.
      • Under supervision set priorities and maintain project schedules. Monitor and report on project activity and progress. Conduct project meetings and be responsible for project tracking.
      • Utilizes functional experts, end users, internal IT staff, other internal business partners and external HR Systems support functions to ensure processes are in control and systems provide accurate information.
      • Ensures all parts of project are documented and communicated such as requirements, design, development, testing, implementation, project plans, policies, procedures, new standards, status and training.
      • Works closely with other parts of the organization, as necessary, to ensure all tasks are completed.
      • Brings recurring issues to manager’s attention and assists in providing direction / suggestions to the resolution of problems.
  • Reports; Audits
    • Perform audits and analysis as necessary
    • Prepare presentations, reports, and quarterly updates.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • University- Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of related experience
  • Currently working towards obtaining a benefits certification 


We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition consultant.

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