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Risk Analyst (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

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.


We are seeking a creative and hardworking Risk Analyst in the R&D Mechanical Engineering job title. The selected candidate will work with a dedicated team of scientists, engineers, researchers, and staff to find solutions in a wide range of research areas. The work will support high-consequence risk in alternative fuels, nuclear power, and other critical infrastructures.

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

+ Lead research in various risk related technologies including probabilistic risk assessment, Bayesian statistics, and other work related to risk management;
+ Engage with customers to understand their needs and to help define our research topics;
+ Work with internal and external teams to provide technical justification to improve safety laws, codes, and standards;
+ Travel (when applicable and safe based on current restrictions and guidelines), including some potential international travel to present and discuss technical results;
+ Disseminate research findings through reports, professional presentations, and journal articles based on modeling and experimental research, including occasional experimentation using Sandia National Laboratories-based state-of-the-art facilities.


+ Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Mathematics, or other related field;
+ Experience with various risk methodologies such as numerical analysis, probabilistic risk analysis, Bayesian analysis, or probabilistic reasoning;
+ Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance.


+ PhD in a related field;
+ Proven experience developing and utilizing risk tools and methodologies;
+ Record of producing technical reports or articles and presentations at technical meetings or professional conferences;
+ Experience with alternative fuels such as hydrogen or natural gas;
+ Experience in the nuclear power area, uncertainty analysis, and system modeling;
+ Experience with a programming language (such as Python);
+ Experience with safety laws, codes, and standards;
+ Formal training or course work in risk assessment.

Department Description:

The Fire, Risk, & Transportation Systems department conducts risk related work to high consequence systems including alternative fuels, nuclear facilities, critical infrastructures, advanced energy systems, transportation and packaging of nuclear materials, and other national security related work. Risk work in this department currently supports research into probabilistic risk assessments and analysis, fire risk analysis, and other risk related work. The focus of the department's efforts is on research related to operational risk and risk analysis of high-consequence engineered systems to various threats including system failure mechanisms, reliability issues, kinetic threats, and naturally occurring events. The department's client base includes the Department of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and other federal and non-federal entities.

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 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 the 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: 2020-10-06 Expires: 2020-11-11

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