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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Job Description


The Pulsed Power Accelerator Science and Technology Group in the Pulsed Power Sciences Center is seeking a Level 1 Manager for the Advanced Radiographic Technologies Department\. This department develops pulsed power technologies and systems for flash radiographic sources used in hydrodynamic and sub\-critical experiments\. The primary area of work of the department for the next 4\-5 years will be a fast\-paced project to deliver a novel pulsed power injector for a linear induction accelerator to be sited underground at the U1a facility in Nevada\. There will also be opportunities to contribute to other initiatives throughout the center such as improvements to the Z facility pulsed power, the design and execution of projects that support next generation pulsed power drivers such as Z Next and Neptune\.

On any given day you may be called on to:

+ Serve as the Sandia Site Team Lead \(STL\) for the Enhanced Capabilities for Sub\-Critical Experiments \(ECSE\) Project\. This project is led by LANL and will construct the underground U1a facility and its flash radiographic source;

- Coordinate all Sandia ECSE activities \(technical work, budgeting, financial tracking, project controls\) with the LANL Project Office
- Acquire and manage resources \(people and facilities\) as needed for the ECSE project work at Sandia
- This requires coordinating mechanical engineering and project control resources with the Pulsed Power Engineering Department
- Plan and coordinate ECSE work with LANL, LLNL and NNSS\. Collaborations with these laboratories will be extensive
- Develop and manage contracts, as needed, for the ECSE project\. These will involve research, development, assembly and manufacturing tasks
- Travel 1\-2 times per month is required, primarily to LANL, LLNL and Nevada
+ Lead and direct the department’s pulsed power staff and technologists to achieve new, innovative pulsed power capabilities through rapid cycles of learning
+ Lead the department members to design safe and reliable operations as new pulsed power systems and applications are developed on short time\-scales\. The focus will be on innovative engineered controls with a mindset of continuous improvement and mission success
+ Provide strategic direction and oversight for the Nevada Support Team which manages Sandia’s remote site at Nevada and provides pulsed power staff and technologists for U1a’s Cygnus radiographic source\. The technical work is evolving to also support the ECSE facility
+ Provide oversight for approximately 15 NNSS personnel permanently located at SNL/NM supporting Pulsed Power Sciences and ECSE projects as DOE Colleagues and working under SNL work planning and controls policies
+ Work with Senior management to define and implement the long\-term Strategy for the Department, developing yearly budgets, staffing plans and technical goals to execute that strategy


+ Bachelor's and Master's degree in a relevant STEM discipline, plus at least 8 years of professional experience, or a Bachelor’s degree with equivalent and relevant experience
+ Experience leading complex R&D projects or processes including experience with moderate hazard facility operations and/or formal conduct of operations
+ Project management experience including work planning & control for moderate\-rigor activities
+ Knowledge of pulsed power/accelerator technology


+ PhD in Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related scientific discipline with at least 4 years of professional experience
+ Demonstrated ability to lead or contribute to multi\-disciplinary teams, meet customer needs, and interface with cross\-functional organizations with diverse levels of personnel
+ Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully in executing projects that involve work at multiple laboratories
+ At least 2 years of line management experience involving moderate\-rigor activities
+ Experience with radiation generating devices
+ Excellent written and oral communication skills

Department Description:

This department develops pulsed power technologies and systems for flash radiographic sources used in hydrodynamic and sub\-critical experiments\. The primary area of work of the department for the next 4\-5 years will be a fast\-paced project to deliver a novel pulsed power injector for a linear induction accelerator to be sited underground at the U1a facility in Nevada\.

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 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 \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance to start\.

Position requires an active Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e\.g\., DOD, to be considered for this position\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.

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