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Senior Benefits Analyst


The Woodlands, TX, US, 77380

Req ID:  1110

Western Midstream is a master limited partnership formed to own, develop, acquire, and operate midstream assets. We are engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing, and transporting natural gas; gathering, stabilizing, and transporting condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and crude oil; and gathering, transporting, and disposing of produced water for our customers.

We operate or own equity interests in assets in the Rocky Mountains, North-central Pennsylvania, and Texas, including approximately 16,000 miles of petroleum and natural gas pipelines and over 100 gathering, treating, and processing facilities.

Senior Benefits Analyst


Job Summary:
Western Midstream seeks a Senior Benefits Analyst to join the HR Benefits organization located in The Woodlands, TX office. The position will be responsible for the administration of Health & Welfare programs, conducting annual enrollment, administration of employee benefits and, as well as, act as the primary contact/intermediary for employees and related benefit plan vendors.


The ideal candidate for this position should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • 5-8 years or more of related HR benefits experience is highly preferred
  • Ability to provide consultative methods while assisting employees
  • Working knowledge of Health & Welfare plan administration and terminology
  • Skillful understanding of ERISA, COBRA, ADA, FMLA, HIPAA, ACA, and other Health & Welfare-related regulations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in running employee meetings and conveying complex concepts into practical application
  • Experience managing vendor relationships
  • Ability to design a new or improve an existing process work flow, thinking through upstream and downstream impacts, and coordinating efforts within and outside the department/company
  • Familiarity with Benefitfocus, SAP and SuccessFactors is a plus
  • Strong organizational and technical skills
  • Flexible work aptitude and a willingness to take on new tasks as needed


  • Administer policies and procedures related to Health & Welfare programs, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans; fitness reimbursement, QMCSO’s, leaves of absence; employee recognition programs; and others
  • Assist with ensuring all benefit plan compliance requirements are met including testing, auditing, Form 5500 filings, PCORI fees, required notices and 1095-C reporting/filing.
  • Coordinate various activities among vendors, brokers, carriers, payroll, business partners, employees, managers and other stakeholders in all matters relating to Western Midstream’s Health & Welfare programs
  • Interpret, assist, and advise employees and managers regarding employee benefits, claim appeal process and other HR policies and procedures including monitoring and responding to dedicated benefits email inbox
  • Serve as back up to the invoicing and FMLA and disability leave programs, including tracking status and keeping SAP up to date
  • Serve as back up to the 401k, HSA, and non-qualified plan administration.
  • Orchestrate the overall annual enrollment process, including pricing, system updates and testing, printed/ online communications, any changes to plan documents, SPDs and SBCs, and the other various activities necessary for annual enrollment
  • Identify audits and reviews of benefits payroll deductions
  • Analyze disparate sources of data, interprets the results and creates appropriate recommendations for management in written and verbal formats
  • Prepare ad hoc and regular reports to aid in performance monitoring and improvement efforts
  • Recommend adjustments to standard procedures to achieve greater effectiveness and efficiency and ensure process documentation is kept current
  • Address employee inquiries and ensures accurate and timely documentation and resolution of concerns or issues
  • Participate in cross-functional work teams to investigate and address complex issues involving employees and business inefficiencies
  • Create and deliver end-user training materials to vendors, HR staff, and others as needed
  • Occasionally represents Western Midstream at external meetings


A Bachelor's degree a plus; preferably in Human Resources, Business or related field

Western Midstream is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in recruiting, hiring, developing, compensating and promoting applicants and employees.  All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories.  This includes providing reasonable accommodation for employee's and applicant's disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Nearest Major Market: Houston