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Engineering Program/Project Lead - Integrated Surety Architecture

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.

Salary Range:

$86,300 - $166,800 *Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate¿s experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you interested in a career involving national security and wanting to join a growing and impressive team that supports the same? We are seeking an Engineering Program/Project Lead to join the Integrated Surety Architecture – Over the Road (ISA-OTR) team! This role offers an outstanding opportunity to fill a critical need on a high-impact team at Sandia. This role will help achieve ISA-OTR full operational capability for the W88 Alteration 940 (ALT-940), the W76 Alteration 939, the SafeGuards Transport (SGT) Compatibility Retrofit (SCR), the Mobile Guardian Transporter (MGT), and the Multi-application Transportation Attachment Device (MTAD).

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

+ Support the development of and document the definition of project objectives, results, budgets, and schedules.

+ Develop, document, and implement program delivery strategies.

+ Prepare and present reports and/or briefings for communication of program information to peers, management, and external partners.

+ Coordinate communications and establish Work Package Agreements (WPA) with supporting organizations.

+ Work with the customer to define and work out system requirements that enable mission function and performance.

+ Assist in the development of test plans as well as the execution and reporting of tests.

+ Cross-train and network on multiple nuclear weapon systems and transportation elements.

+ Handle classified hardware.

+ Ensure test activities follow corporate safety and environmental standards (e.g. PHS and NEPA approvals).

+ Travel required 10% of the time to support functional electrical testing and program needs.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 90% of the time.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Operations Management or Business Management or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance or equivalent along with additional clearances that will require a polygraph test

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Knowledge of project management practices for technical work, including developing project plans, work breakdown structures, and work packages; managing to scope, schedule, budget, and technical baselines; documenting baseline reports and change control actions.

+ Experience presenting engineering system topics

+ Experience with Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H) operational conditions and procedures

+ Demonstrated ability to team across different fields and project cohorts

+ Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills

+ Current experience at a National Laboratory leading programs or projects

+ Experience with setting-up and operating digital testbeds

+ Experience using National Instruments equipment and software including LabVIEW and TestStand.

+ Knowledge and experience conducting test activities of multiple weapon system types.

+ Classified document/material handling

+ Derivative Classifier experience

+ Current and active DOE Q-level security clearance or DoD Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain and maintain additional clearances that will require a polygraph test.

About Our Team:

The special projects department was established to focus on the successful deployment of Integrated Surety Architectures (ISA) applications for reentry body and air delivered systems into the transportation safeguards system embodied by the Safeguards Transporter (SGT) and the Mobile Guardian Transport (MGT). The organization serves as the ISA project integration office at Sandia to the NNSA enterprise for over-the-road (OTR) applications. Currently, there are three major ISA efforts underway at SNL: the ALT 940 for the W88; the ALT939 for the W76; and the Multi-application Transportation Attachment Device (MTAD) for air-delivered systems such as the B61 and the W80. As such, the organization interacts extensively with the NW development and stockpile systems capabilities within the laboratory in addition to the transportation safeguards program.

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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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: 683786



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-06-22 Expires: 2022-07-22

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