23 days old

R&D Manager, Load and Diagnostics Engineering (1692)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that helps tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our nations security?

You could be the Manager for the Load and Diagnostics Engineering Department in the Pulsed Power Sciences Center that we are looking for. You will lead mechanical engineers and designers in their delivery of complex experimental hardware, targets, and support components and concepts to the Z Machine, as well as the many other programs.

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

+ Lead a high performing team of engineers, designers, and technologists in their delivery of complex pulsed power experimental load and target hardware to schedule, scope, and budget requirements.
+ Motivate, mentor, and develop the team to enable them to meet the challenges for the Centers experimental and diagnostic development requirements, and SNM containment development & operational needs, with engineered safety as the focus.
+ Collaborate with Group management and staff in the development and/or continuous improvement of the engineering and design processes with a focus on quality.

Are you ready for your next challenge? Join our team and achieve your dreams while making a difference.


+ A Master's degree in relevant STEM discipline plus 8 years engineering-related experience or Bachelors degree in relevant STEM discipline plus 12 years engineering-related experience
+ Five years of proven leadership and/or management experience delivering complex engineering outcomes to scope/schedule/budget requirements.
+ An active DOE L or Q clearance, or active clearance with another US government agency, e.g., DOD Secret or Top Secret that is transferable to DOE.


Ideally, you will have the following:

+ SNL Management experience.
+ Project management experience with complex R&D projects with successful delivery in meeting customer needs (safety, scope, schedule, budget).
+ Experience with manufacturing of complex high precision components using traditional machining methods as well as advanced manufacturing processes such as diamond turning, additive manufacturing, and chemical machining.
+ Experience working with multi-functional teams across organizational boundaries.
+ Experience with advanced engineering tools including or equivalent to CREO, ABAQUS, ANSYS, CTH, etc., with implementation experience.
+ Experience with pulsed power/accelerator technology.
+ Experience leading complex R&D projects with accelerator level hazards.

Department Description:

The Load & Diagnostic Engineering Department (01692) provides fundamental, advanced, and cutting-edge engineering to support the advanced science research and development programs in the Pulsed Power Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories. The departments engineers, designers and technologists work together with the centers scientists to deliver engineered solutions in the complex load and target hardware that enables execution of experiments on the Z machine and other experimental platforms in the Pulsed Power Sciences Center. The department uses CREO, SolidWorks, and ABAQUS computer aided design and engineering analysis platforms in support of the Centers programs.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) L security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD).

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 maintain a DOE L-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, disability, or veteran status.


Posted: 2019-09-26 Expires: 2019-10-26

 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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