1+ months

Facilities Strategic Space Planner (Mid-Career/Experienced)

Livermore, CA 94550

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 looking for an energetic individual to join our Facilities Management team as a Strategic Planner. We have opportunities in several areas of our organization including engineering, operations, planning, and project management. Our fast paced, National Laboratory setting necessitates that the candidate be comfortable with ambiguity and variability of assignment and embrace the value of being in a service group. We seek a well-rounded individual, adept at problem solving in a variety of settings.

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

+ Lead and coordinate a broad set of priority initiatives spanning project development, physical campus planning and management, infrastructure and investment planning, facilities operations, and project and construction management

+ Lead and integrate project teams across a number of functions and fields

+ Assess building and site infrastructure issues, conceptualize potential solutions, make recommendations, and develop project plans

+ Create long-term capital improvement plans and develop project concepts for building and site systems

Applicants on this requisition may be interviewed and/or hired by one of multiple Facilities organizations at Sandia National Laboratories.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, or other relevant field plus five or more years of relevant experience in planning, execution, and/or operations; or equivalent experience

+ Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to coordinate teams across fields

+ Experience with project management approaches, tools, and all phases of the project lifecycle

+ Experience with infrastructure planning and requirements analysis

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Bachelor's or Master's degree in architecture or engineering

+ Ability to translate vision into robust action plans and follow through to completion

+ Quantitative skills, particularly for infrastructure planning and requirements analysis

+ Professional Engineer or Registered Architect license in the State of California or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire

+ PMP certification from the Project Management Institute

+ Knowledge and experience with International, National, and California Building Codes

+ Track record of successful delivery of complex, large-scale projects with numerous customers and partners from concept through design and construction

+ Ability exercise initiative, as well as the ability to manage and complete multiple conflicting priorities

+ Ability to understand and communicate technical concepts, as well as an eagerness to conduct research to develop deeper understanding of technical subjects

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with multiple levels of management

+ Flexible, adaptable, resilient, and tenacious with a propensity to persevere; able to work in ambiguous situations

+ Knowledge and experience in facilities design, construction, and O&M industry best practices and standards

+ Experience in the tech industry, government laboratories, and/or federal agencies

About Our Team:

Our organization operates and maintains existing buildings and utilities; modifies, and constructs new buildings; demolishes substandard structures; and provides site services for customers. This includes providing a variety of logistics services including shipping, receiving, hazardous material transportation, mail services, material handling, fleet services, occupant relocations, event setups, corporate storage, and property management. We enable current-day and future mission success through teaming with the mission in strategic planning that establishes priorities and focuses efforts to nurture and advance the capabilities of our facilities, infrastructure, and operations. We strive to accomplish these activities in an efficient, flexible, safe, and cost-effective manner while creating a work environment that helps attract and retain the best employees to support the objectives of both Sandia and the Department of Energy.

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.

Job ID: 682713



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-04-28 Expires: 2022-07-06

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