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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Senior Compensation Analyst in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311668

Directorate: Human Resources

Division: Compensation

Job Description

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), operated by Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) for the US Department of Energy (DOE), is seeking a dynamic and innovative Senior Compensation Analyst. This position reports to the Total Rewards Manager. The Senior Compensation Analyst contributes to PNNL's financial and operational performance by leading initiatives, recommending business focused customer solutions, and performing advanced analysis for Laboratory's HR Compensation function; partners with the HR Managers on developing compensation solutions for their respective directorates; and interacts with laboratory management on related compensation issues. Other relationships include working with recruiters, peers at other DOE Laboratories, the HRIS team, and a multitude of salary survey vendors.

This position will participate in managing Laboratory compensation programs with emphasis on base salary, variable compensation, and special projects. The incumbent will collaborate with multiple functional areas within HR and with managers and employees across the Laboratory to gain in-depth knowledge of the business, identify emerging issues, and provide business-focused solutions. This position will be called upon to develop a broad range of market intelligence for emerging capabilities required by line management. In addition, this position will have project responsibility related to the implementation and administration of new compensation initiatives. As a strong business partner, this position will work closely with other members of Human Resources, Business Operations, and Human Resources Information Technology. The incumbent will ensure compliance with policies and practices; educate employees, managers and HR staff; and escalate issues as needed. Projects with which this position will be closely involved and/or engaged include HR information systems integration to HR deployed services; designing, developing and implementing career families; and other compensation related projects within the Laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 8+ years of relevant experience. Advanced degree and 6+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong data management skills, process orientation, and attention to detail.

  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, PeopleSoft, and other related technology for survey management, market pricing, and competitive analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience managing and executing project plans. This position may lead projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity.

  • Demonstrated experience developing and running queries and reports from a human resources information system, preferably Oracle or PeopleSoft.

  • Strong knowledge of day-to-day operations of the Compensation function, policy interpretation, compensation systems design, and how compensation programs and information integrate with other areas of HR and the organization.

  • Strong communication and consultative skills with proficiency in drafting business correspondence, reports, and presentations.

  • Demonstrated experience utilizing Excel power queries, PowerBI, Alteryx, and/or VBA to streamline tools and processes.

  • Experience working in the compensation area in a compliance environment and with governmental oversight.

  • Consulting experience (i.e., Mercer, Watson Wyatt, Larson, Hewitt, Aon).

  • Certified Compensation Professional.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Directorate: Human Resources

Job Category: HR/Legal/Communications

Group: Compensation

Opening Date: 2021-02-15

Closing Date: 2021-03-01