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Explosive Safety Engineering Program/Project Lead (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

We are seeking a highly-motivated person who is passionate about building a safe and healthy work culture to join our dynamic Safety and Health Engineering team as the Engineering Program/Project Lead for the explosive safety program.

The position requires performing high-quality, technically-sound assessment of explosives operations. This role has high visibility with both laboratory wide impact and NNSA/DOE complex impact.

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

+ Perform assessments of a wide variety of explosives operations and activities from R&D laboratory work to field testing.
+ Identify problems and identify potential control strategies to mitigate or control risks.
+ Incorporate corporate explosives safety program specifications, standards, and procedures.
+ Collaborate with other highly-trained professionals across the occupational safety and health disciplines and line management to ensure proper work hazard evaluation and control.
+ Travel to remote sites occasionally unplanned.

In this role, you will have responsibility for explosives safety sites. This may include but is not limited to Sandia NM, Sandia CA, Tonopah Test Range, Kauai Launch Complex, and other remote locations.


+ Bachelor of Science (BS) in engineering or similar discipline with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or a masters degree (MS) in engineering or similar discipline and a minimum 8 years of explosives safety experience.
+ Advanced knowledge of Explosives Safety regulations and drivers.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a required DOE-Q-level security clearance.

This position requires occasionally working a modified work schedule, travel, and work outdoors in all weather conditions.


+ Advanced knowledge of explosives site planning of explosives storage operations/storage facilities and intentional detonation sites, including but not limited to:

- Advanced knowledge of Assessment for Hazard Surveys (ASHS).
- Advanced knowledge of Explosives Safety Siting (ESS).
- Performing explosives Quantity Distance (QD) criteria assessments.
- Advanced knowledge of explosives storage criteria.
- Determining hazard classification and compatibility groups.
- Determining explosive effects and permissible exposures.
- Determining personnel protection and lightning protection.
+ Experience in the application and use of explosive safety techniques and practices in Research & Development (R&D) environments.
+ Experience in compliance with electrical safety, particularly as applied to explosive operations.
+ Currently qualified for explosive operations.
+ Knowledge of Safety Assessment for Explosives Risk (SAFER).
+ Working knowledge of EIS/Oracle.
+ Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
+ Working knowledge in one or more of the following areas: electrical safety, ergonomics, explosive safety, hazardous energy control (lockout tagout), pressure safety, construction safety, firearms safety, traffic safety and aviation safety, cranes, rigging, fall protection, industrial hygiene, radiation protection.
+ Experience as a classroom instructor.
+ Experience with conducting readiness reviews.
+ Ability to provide service to a diverse set of customers in a fast-paced, critical deadline, cooperative
+ teaming atmosphere.
+ Excellent communication skills.
+ Current DOE L-level or Q-level security clearance.

Department Description:

Safety and Health Engineering provides the tools and expertise to evaluate and control occupational hazards that may occur during work, while also ensuring SNL meets contractual and promulgated worker safety and health requirements. Safety and Health Engineering is responsible for a diverse set of occupational safety and health programs that include Explosives Safety, Electrical Safety, Lockout/Tagout, Aviation Safety, Chemical Safety, Bio Safety, and Respiratory Protection along with many others.

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.


Posted: 2020-02-12 Expires: 2020-03-18

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National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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