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Nuclear Facility Safety Basis Engineer Team Lead (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

We are seeking a Safety Basis Engineer to lead the ES&H Planning Department's NFSB Team. This is an experienced team that performs a wide array of tasks to support and provide safety basis oversight for Sandia's nuclear facilities.

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

+ Perform analyses of processes, systems, and accident phenomenology.
+ Identify hazards, perform hazard and accident analyses to identify and select appropriate controls, and develop/review safety cases.
+ Perform engineering analyses of nuclear or radioactive materials, chemical inventories, high-energy materials, and operations to resolve or establish a facility's hazard categorization based upon regulatory requirements.
+ Review or approve document safety analyses (DSAs) and technical safety requirements (TSRs) for nuclear facilities, safety evaluations for accelerators, and safety assessments for industrial facilities that require a more detailed analysis.
+ Lead or assist with various aspects of the Readiness Review process and create or review the associated documentation.
+ Lead or assist with Conduct of Operation (ConOps) assessments.
+ Prepare or review Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) documentation.
+ Nuclear Facility Safety Basis Team Engineer Lead (Experienced)
+ Lead meetings, discussions, present to, or interact with facility personnel, management, and the Sandia Field Office (SFO).


+ Bachelors degree in a relevant STEM discipline plus (5) years of relevant experience; or a Masters or PhD in Nuclear Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a relevant STEM discipline, plus (4) years of relevant experience.
+ Proficiency with the USQ process.
+ Experience with review of DSAs and TSRs for research reactors, critical assemblies, and non-reactor nuclear facilities at DOE Facilities.
+ Working knowledge with the hazard categorization processes and principles of DOE-STD-1027.
+ Working knowledge of Conduct of Operations (ConOps) in nuclear facilities.
+ Working knowledge of the DOE Readiness Review process.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance.


+ (5) or more years of experience in Nuclear Safety Basis at DOE facilities.
+ Experience with the use and/or development of nuclear safety modeling codes and techniques.
+ Experience performing hazard analyses using techniques from Guidelines for Hazard Evaluation Procedures, including but not limited to what-if checklist, failure modes and effects analysis, fault/event tree, and qualitative risk analysis.
+ Experience with implementing and/or validating the implementation of safety controls.
+ Experience leading diverse teams and the ability to work cooperatively in a team-oriented environment.
+ Experience with successful facilitation and resolution of potentially contentious issues in a diverse group setting.
+ Ability to provide solutions for issues which may be identified during review processes.
+ Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
+ Ability to produce high-quality work with strict attention to detail, on schedule, with minimal supervision.
+ Current, active U.S. DOE L-level or Q-level security clearance.

Department Description:

The ES&H Planning Department contributes to the execution of the Sandia National Laboratories' mission at all levels within the processes of planning and executing work. We partner with our customers to integrate safety into management and work practices, addressing all types of work and hazards to ensure protection of workers, the public, and the environment. Specifically, our department provides:

+ Program, technical assistance, and tools to assist customers in understanding and integrating work planning into their activities.
+ Subject matter expertise for nuclear, accelerator, and non-nuclear facility safety basis determinations; support meeting and addressing DOE and Sandia safety basis issues; Primary Hazard Screening design, development, and maintenance; Conduct of Operations; Readiness Reviews; and Work Planning and Control/Engineered Safety collaboration.
+ On-site technical assistance, classroom training, document reviews, audits and assessments, and support of hazard analyses.

This department's mission is consistent with and supports the corporate core values of service to the nation, teaming for excellence, and living safe and healthy lives. Our customers include everyone at the laboratory, focusing on managers and staff planning and performing work in support of Sandia's programs and projects.

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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-10-29 Expires: 2020-11-28

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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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Nuclear Facility Safety Basis Engineer Team Lead (Experienced)

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Albuquerque, NM 87102

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