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Engineering Program & Project Lead (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the posting date. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.


The Material Control and Accountability (MC&A) Measurements team has an opening for an Engineering Program and Project Lead who is highly motivated and able to help direct the execution of projects involving our specialized systems and detectors. Our team is designed to deter and detect theft and diversion of nuclear material.

In this position you will be involved with coordinating with internal customers and external stakeholders, while delivering on project needs according to plans and our DOE Security Order. Your training and onboarding process will give you the specialized expertise to apply your technical and project management education and skill set in our outstanding Safeguards and Security environment.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Provide technical and engineering support to one or more aspects of the MC&A Measurements program.
+ Coordinate a project team in planning, tracking and execution of project plans associated with completion of adherence to DOE federal or internal Sandia requirements.
+ Exercise ability to calculate and analyze variances and make project decisions based on stakeholder needs utilizing specialized tools and techniques.
+ Use engineering or technical judgment, within defined scientific and engineering practices associated with MC&A Programs for the safeguards of nuclear material.
+ Negotiate deliverables, build and lead the MC&A Measurements team, and prepare resources to implement schedule needs.

Selected applicants will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment (JPA) before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations.


+ Bachelor's degree in relevant field (e.g. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering or related field), plus five (5) years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of related education and relevant experience.
+ Experience leading in a technical team environment with a customer service focus.
+ Technical project leadership experience.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOE Q-level Security Clearance.


+ M.S. degree in applicable field (e.g. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering or related field).
+ Experience in MC&A Measurements technology and procedures; related to nuclear material.
+ Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
+ Experience with Earned Value, P6 or other project management tools or software.
+ Experience operating with lab equipment, testing environment, and radiation environments.
+ Security background and experience.

Department Description:

To support the mission, multiple Sandia organizations acquire, use, and possess accountable nuclear materials. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requires all sites that possess accountable nuclear materials to establish and maintain nuclear material management (NMM) and Material Control & Accountability (MC&A) programs. Nuclear Material Management programs are designed to ensure that nuclear materials are managed as valuable assets, used appropriately, and disposed of properly when no longer needed. MC&A programs are designed to deter and detect theft and diversion of nuclear material by both outside and inside adversaries. The Nuclear Material Management/MC&A Department develops and implements effective NMM and MC&A programs that are compliant with DOE/NNSA requirements, while supporting line organizations mission objectives.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-11-19 Expires: 2020-12-19

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