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Intern - Explosive Tech Mat & Adv Prog - Technical Graduate Year-Round

Albuquerque, NM 87102

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Year Round - Technical Graduate Intern to join our dynamic team!

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

+ Plan and direct engineering and technical projects for internal and external customers, coordinating as required with work performed in other internal and external organizations.

+ Define system and subsystem requirements, project scope, schedules, cost estimates, and deliverables that support mission objectives.

+ Negotiate deliverables with external customers and partners, builds and leads teams, and organizes resources to implement scope.

+ Apply standard principles and advanced Project Management techniques and tools in developing project plans and detailed work breakdown structures, negotiating work packages, resource loaded schedules, and assigning various aspects of work to complete project deliverables.

+ Calculate, analyze variances, and make project decisions utilizing Earned Value Management System techniques and tools.

+ Manage project resources to ensure that deliverables and objectives are met according to the project management plan.

+ Provide technical or engineering support to one or more aspects of the program or project.

+ Provide leadership and tactical planning for execution of projects and applies engineering or other technical knowledge to achieve project objectives and deliverables.

+ Use engineering or technical judgment, within defined scientific and engineering practices, in negotiating with customers and program managers to ensure that resources are available to accomplish the work, identify procurement and contracting needs, and marshal resources to complete project deliverables within the scope, schedules, and budgets defined in project work packages.

+ Oversee project teams in the planning, tracking, and execution of project plans from initiation to completion.

+ Manage changes in project scope using change management plans, identifies potential issues, and devises contingency plans, as necessary.

+ Use engineering or technical judgment built upon a strong engineering or technical background to lead technical teams, identify potential project risks, develop risk mitigation strategies and corrective actions, and recommend risk acceptance or avoidance for all aspects of the project.

+ Negotiate with the customer on matters of customer requirements and limitations.

+ Conduct technical and program reviews to report status of cost, schedule, and performance to management and customers.

+ Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.

+ Conducts project postmortems and utilizes lessons learned for process improvement.

+ Recommend addition, expansion, or discontinuance of projects.

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.

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.

Qualifications We Require:

You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

+ Earned bachelor's degree

+ Currently attending and enrolled full time in a related accredited graduate program

+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

+ Ability to work up to 30 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer

+ U.S. citizenship

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Bachelor's and pursuing a Master's Degree in relevent discipline

+ The degrees should have a combination of Technical and Business focuses (For example; Technical B.S and pursuing an Engineering managment M.S., OR a technical degree with a focus or minor in business pursuing a technical M.S

+ Experience in one or more scientific or engineering disciplines, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, nuclear engineering, systems engineering, physical security engineering, or chemical engineering OR

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

+ Ability to make decisions requiring scientific, engineering, and programmatic judgment.

+ Knowledge of the technical or operational discipline of the assigned project.

+ Demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to successfully plan, organize, lead, and monitor team efforts to completion.

+ Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

+ Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

+ Demonstrated ability to team across disciplines.

About Our Team:

The Energetic Component Engineering-II Department (7553) is responsible for the design, development and external/internal supplier production of non-nuclear energetic components and materials for the nuclear weapons complex.

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: 683555



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

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

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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