26 days old

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:

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 guide the execution of projects involving our specialized systems and detectors. The security objectives of MC&A are to deter and detect theft and diversion of accountable nuclear material according to DOE Orders for Safeguards and Security.

In this position you will be involved in coordinating with internal and external partners, while delivering on project needs. The position will have primary reliance both on science/engineering and project management expertise. Your science and engineering background in the fields noted below will give you a basis to enter into our specialized training and onboarding process for MC&A so you can apply your technical skills in alignment with MC&A objectives! Your project management abilities will aid you in facilitating some day-to-day operations for the small group of engineers and scientists in this sub-team as we plan out resources and tasks to be accomplished both short term and long term.

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 alignment to DOE federal or internal Sandia requirements.

+ Exercise ability to calculate and analyze variances and make project decisions based on customer needs using 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 and prepare resources to implement schedule needs.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 100% of the time.

Qualifications We Require:

+ 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 operating with lab equipment, testing environment, or radiation environments.

+ Technical project leadership experience.

+ Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOE Q-level Security Clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

+ M.S. degree in applicable field (e.g. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering or related field).

+ Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

+ Experience leading in a technical team environment with a customer service focus.

+ Experience in MC&A Measurements technology and procedures; related to nuclear material.

+ Experience with Earned Value, P6 or other project management tools or software.

+ Security background and experience.

About Our Team:

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 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 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.


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.

Essential Functions:

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

Job ID: 683514



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-06-08 Expires: 2022-07-08

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