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Compensation Lead

  1. Montréal
  1. Corporate

This role reports directly to the Director, Compensation and will be responsible for the management and delivery of SNC-Lavalin’s corporate incentive plans.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the delivery of SNC-Lavalin’s short-term incentives schemes which includes the Annual Incentive Plan (AIP), regional short-term incentive arrangements, project and sales bonus schemes and other business specific short-term incentive arrangements, providing strong project and stakeholder management, to ensure successful delivery.
  • Creates and maintains all documentation related to the management of the short-term incentive plans.
  • Responsible for developing and creating engaging communication material to participants and leaders on the various short-term incentive schemes; annual objectives, personalized statement, brochure, etc.
  • Conceives and leads continual improvement initiatives relating to the annual processes for the short-term incentive plans, which could include exploring HR systems to help automate the bonus calculations, communication material, data analysis, process improvements and flow of information with relevant stakeholders.
  • Works closely with the Finance department to plan and deliver forecasting and budgeting information, relating to short-term incentive plans.
  • Support different internal and external audits.
  • Line management for an analyst in the daily activities of the bonus plans, providing coaching and technical development.
  • Participate and in some cases lead projects to review and evolve current short-term incentive programs, policies, and/or guidelines.
  • Act as the point of contact for all key stakeholders related to the various incentive plans (HR Business Partners, Finance department, payroll, Global Mobility, etc.).
  • Respond to different queries by providing analytical support and preparing presentations that support the analysis.
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of market trends related to short-term incentives and implement best practices where applicable to SNC-Lavalin.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, Actuarial or other related filed.
  • Experience of managing complex incentive arrangements in a global context, including plan administration, data analysis and liaison with finance teams 
  • Five to eight years of HR experience whereby three years are within compensation.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team-driven environment as well as in an autonomous manner.
  • Strong time-management skills with the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously in a fast-changing environment.
  • Proficiency in Excel. Experience of working with Workday compensation modules would be preferable.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; (French and English) able to engage and influence stakeholders across functions, seniority and geographic locations.

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