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Engineering Program/Project Lead (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Posting Duration:

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a highly motivated person who is passionate about leading ES&H operations and management system programs/projects to join our dynamic ES&H Operations and Systems team as the Environmental Management System (EMS) Program Lead. The position requires the development, maintenance, and continued growth of high-quality processes for the EMS that ensures integration with the ES&H management system attributes and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2015 Standard. The scope of EMS encompasses all activities, products, and services that have the potential to interact with the environment at all of SNL’s locations, thus the position provides the opportunity to collaborate labs wide with users and partners for successful process implementation and change management. Collaboration efforts provides an integrated approach for management and members of the workforce to identify and manage environmental risks in a wide variety of Sandia research and development technology efforts and projects that will enhance labs wide ES&H culture.

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

+ Collaborate with partners and stakeholders’ labs wide to ensure effective implementation and integration of ES&H processes and applications with research and development efforts and projects.

+ Use common office software and proprietary software to compile and generate reports, statistics, timelines, tables, and graphs to support leadership in making data-driven decisions.

+ Review and analyze data and information and reconcile report discrepancies.

+ Develop, implement, maintain, and manage effective processes and training material to support the EMS for the labs.

+ Participate in structured improvement activities and lessons learned forums and outcomes to support implementation of the EMS.

+ Develop and deliver presentations to a variety of audiences to include facilitating the EMS Management Advisory Board.

+ Use structured systems approach that improves processes and adapts lean tools to ensure integration.

+ Lead cross-functional teams to facilitate solution implementation and improvements aligned to mission and strategic objectives.

+ Document and track project risks and collaborate with partners to develop mitigation and contingency plans.

+ Review status of projects/initiatives and budgets to ensure deliverables are resourced appropriately to meet scheduled timelines.

+ Assist in implementing and administering Sandia National Laboratories' policies and programs and provide guidance, interpretation, and assistance on a wide variety of procedures.

+ Be responsible for the oversight of the EMS Team and program activities including mentorship of other staff members.

+ Ensures the EMS program is established, implemented, and maintained in accordance with the ISO 14001:2015 Standard.

+ Propose environmental objectives aimed at reducing environmental risks and impacts while promoting environmental awareness and best practices.

+ Submit required EMS reports and serve as the primary contact with DOE/SFO and DOE Headquarters.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor's degree in a relevant field plus five (5) or more years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and related experience.

+ Knowledge of and experience in ES&H requirements, regulations, and management systems.

+ The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Master’s degree in a relevant field.

+ Knowledge of and experience in process analysis and development; corporate-level management system programs; project planning and management; and quality assurance principles.

+ Experience interpreting, applying, integrating, and flowing down requirements into plans, procedures, or systems.

+ Active L or Q Security Clearance; or other Active DOE/DOD clearance.

+ Experience in developing and integrating multiple processes to minimize duplication of effort to meet requirements.

+ Demonstrated success organizing, prioritizing, and following through to complete multiple tasks, often under strict deadlines, frequent interruptions, and changing priorities.

+ Project management experience or professional certification.

+ Strong organizational, team building, facilitation, planning, communication, and interpersonal skills to work with multiple levels of management, members of the workforce and external contacts.

+ Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

+ Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.

+ Work independently and within a teaming environment.

About Our Team:

The ES&H Operations and Systems organization is leading efforts in maturing the ES&H management system, ensuring integration into the Laboratories’ strategic approach and consistent deployment across the Sandia enterprise using a robust ES&H data management platform for collecting, monitoring, and measuring ES&H information.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s 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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

+ Generous vacations, strong medical 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 L-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 the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


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.

Job ID: 683240



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-05-11 Expires: 2022-06-10

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