Pensions Actuarial Consultant Can be based in any of our UK offices - remote / flexible working and home working available
Mercer is looking for talented and ambitious pensions actuaries who are keen to further their career, focused on consulting with clients.
This is an opportunity to join a great multi-disciplinary team providing clients with leading edge advice across funding, investment, risk transfer and covenant.
We are looking for individuals with excellent communication skills, adaptability, business acumen and a desire to be in front of clients, all underpinned by the required technical skills.
This role would be suitable for someone (close to or recently qualified) who already has experience working with trustees and / or corporates on DB pensions within an actuarial consultancy role.
The role :
You will be working as part of a team to develop and deliver customised advice and solutions to clients (trustee and corporates) with a primary focus on DB pension schemes.
The world of retirement saving is changing and Mercer is developing innovative solutions for our clients and their employees, whether around interactive and personalised communications, or delivering robo advice.
This is an opportunity to work on a wide range of clients, direct with Scheme Actuaries and other specialists, and on a range of client teams.
We tailor the client mix to support and develop an individual’s skills now and into the future.
The majority of the base number crunching is carried out by specialist teams, which allows the consulting team to focus on solving our clients’ needs and adding value by developing innovative client solutions.
We are looking for individuals who can bring that focus alongside an ability to think strategically, and who can provide advice to clients in a clear and concise manner.
What can you expect?
with senior support as required
Providing an informed view on current topics based on client circumstances, and tailoring advice as appropriate
Strong technical actuarial skills used to consult with clients, and the ability to communicate with clients in a clear and succinct manner
Checking and reviewing work, including reasonableness and sense checking’ of colleagues’ (and your own) work
Supporting the development of more junior colleagues
Taking part in setting and negotiating fees, where appropriate, with senior colleagues
The opportunity to be involved in both new business prospect activity and people management responsibilities
What is in it for you :
We offer competitive salaries and a full suite of benefits including, 25 days holiday, competitive pension scheme, discretionary bonus, PMI, flexible benefits and much more
We also support programmes including : health & welfare, tuition assistance, employee assistance program, career mobility, employee network groups and volunteer opportunities
Flexible working environment with a mix of home / office based working
Excellent on the job training and support as well as full-study support for those undertaking the actuarial exams
We will count on you to :
Have an awareness of current pension issues and how these impact clients, including key considerations and ability to talk about these and tailor your response to specific circumstances
To be a strong communication with strong analytical, numerical and critical thinking skills, including a good understanding of actuarial approaches for pensions
To have a strong understanding of a range of ways in which UK pension schemes operate
Learn new skills and be adaptable in a changing environment
Have a proven ability to build relationships with colleagues and clients
Excellent planning and organisational abilities, in order to prioritise and complete work
What you will need to have :
Current experience working as a part-qualified / qualified actuary working for a Pension Consultancy
Making good progress with your FIA exams or fully qualified
Strong project management experience
What makes you stand out :
Experience working with trustees and / or corporates on DB pensions within an actuarial consultancy role
Mercer is a global consulting leader helping clients around the world redefine the world of work, reshape retirement and investment outcomes, and unlock real health and well-being for their people.
We want to make a difference in people’s lives.
Building brighter futures for our clients, colleagues and communities is why we come to work each day. Whether it’s building a more agile workforce for the future, uncovering the new opportunities AI and automation present, or crafting strategies for responsible investments, we use our expertise and insight to show our clients the bigger picture, giving them trusted guidance and practical, sustainable solutions that help them solve complex problems and prepare for change.
As a Mercer colleague, you’re supported by a community of peers and leaders who inspire you to learn, grow and advance in a culture that values your unique strengths.
We strive to make Mercer the employer of choice for the best and brightest diverse talent, fostering an inclusive work environment where employees from varied backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities can thrive.
As part of our commitment to shaping the future, we bring our whole selves to our work our colleagues, as well as our clients, are celebrated and appreciated for who they are.
Our goal is to make sure everyone has a voice.
We believe that the future of work is agile and our world leading All Roles Can Flex philosophy promotes a culture of results and performance and at Mercer we encourage flexibility in all aspects of our work arrangements, including working hours and location.
Our people are our business that’s one of the reasons we value our colleagues’ personal learning and improvement so highly.
We also want colleagues to see Mercer as a place where they can develop their skills and plan their career in the long term.
For this reason, Mercer offers many opportunities to develop our colleagues’ careers, including hundreds of online and in-person seminars, courses, certification programs and training sessions.
Mercer also provides tuition reimbursement and other support, such as study days, to colleagues who are completing qualifications or certifications.
About us :
Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being.
Mercer’s more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE : MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 76,000 colleagues and annual revenue of $17 billion.
Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment.
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