• Senior Director, Total Rewards

    Location US-MO-Chesterfield
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    Aegion Corporation is seeking a Senior Director, Total Rewards in our Corporate office in Chesterfield, Missouri.


    Aegion Corporation and its family of companies shield and protect the world's infrastructure from degradation and corrosion with a variety of technologies. Aegion's businesses comprise sewer, drinking water and energy and mining pipeline rehabilitation and corrosion protection for and strengthening of bridges, tunnels, buildings, waterfront, metal and concrete structures. Our companies provide cost-effective solutions to remediate operational, health, regulatory and environmental problems resulting from aging and defective pipelines and infrastructure.  Learn more at www.aegion.com.  


    The Senior Director, Total Rewards is responsible for overseeing all aspects of its compensation programs and health and welfare benefits plans for employees. This includes developing and administering innovative Total Rewards programs including compensation, retirement and benefit strategies that drive growth, attract and retain talent, optimize the work force and drive productivity. This position will report to the Senior Vice President - Global Human Resources and will be part of the HR Leadership Team (HRLT).

    • Ensures the success of our Total Rewards programs through analysis and insights of programs, employees, and market trends.
    • Leads Aegion’s global Total Rewards function to effectively design, implement and manage the compensation and benefits strategy, philosophy, programs, policies, and initiatives.
    • Manages the design, implementation and administration of compensation programs including salary structure development and administration, and annual incentive programs while ensuring the programs are aligned with the overall business goals and objectives of the company.
    • Leads the development of a cost-effective health, welfare and wellness plan design that is competitive with the marketplace, and for keeping abreast of employee plans and programs developments, trends/issues and informing HR Leadership Team/senior executives thereof.
    • Collaborates and provides a consultative approach to Business Partners and relevant clients to develop and execute local compensation solutions to meet the needs of daily operations and unique business situations. Provide consultative advice to managers and HR Business Partners on total rewards strategy and policy interpretation.
    • Partners with Finance during the budgeting process and throughout the year regarding benefits and retirement costs.
    • Develops, coaches, mentors and manages a team of total rewards professionals. Motivates staff; reviews and assesses performance, develops and builds employee skills, supports their professional development and enables employees to optimize their contribution to the department.
    • Prepares presentations, materials and technical analyses for quarterly Compensation Committee meetings.
    • Leads the development of the health and welfare benefits strategy and direct the design, implementation, communication and cost control of health and welfare benefit programs for employees globally.
    • Develops training programs to educate leaders, managers and colleagues on the company's compensation and benefits programs.
    • Communicates effectively across the organization and develops strategic partnerships with Executive Leadership, Operations Leadership, Legal and Finance teams.  
    • Serves as the primary point of contact for expatriate employees related to benefits and compensation matters.
    • Leads total rewards aspects of all merger, acquisition, restructure and divestiture activities.
    • Manages total rewards budget.



    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent; Masters degree MBA and/or advanced certification (CCP, CBP, CEP or SPHR) preferred.
    • 15+ years of experience in broad-based design and implementation of medical benefits and compensation programs for both exempt and non-exempt employees.
    • Experience working closely with the Compensation Committee of a publicly traded company as well as external compensation and benefits consultants.
    • Leadership skills balanced with a willingness to play a 'hands-on' role with key projects.
    • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills required to effectively communicate total rewards strategies at all levels, from administrative to the C-Suite.
    • Ability to think globally, strategically, and objectively to effectively translate data into actionable insights, strategies and financial plans.
    • Experience with M&A, participated in the total rewards aspects of mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and divestitures.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, growing environment.
    • Global experience in multiple countries.
    • Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations, as well as legislation that impacts compensation/pay.
    • Strong ability to build relationships cross-functionally and partner with leaders to deliver solutions that meet the business needs.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) is required.
    • Prior experience working in JDE, Workday and MarketPay is a plus.


    • Office environment characterized by comfortable furnishings, adequate lighting and ventilation, minimal noise.
    • Minimal travel required to various regions within the organization.


    We offer a competitive salary with career growth opportunities and a full benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, annual bonus potential, matching 401k, tuition assistance, overtime pay, paid time off, and much more.

    Aegion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Aegion is firmly bound. Aegion will not engage in discrimination against, or harassment of, any person employed or seeking employment with Aegion on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

    VEVRAA compliant – priority referral Protected Veterans requested


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