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S& E Project Manager
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Job Description


The Department seeks an experienced Technical Project Manager to lead the programmatic aspects of medium to large scale nuclear weapon related projects at Sandia National Laboratories \(SNL\) to enable the successful delivery of complex science, technology, and engineering \(ST&E\) products to our customers\. The individual will combine engineering expertise with program/project management \(PM\) competencies\. The individual will be involved in systems and/or component engineering efforts across all phases of projects to include conceptual\-design studies, feasibility/cost studies, full scale engineering design, qualification and production efforts\. Such efforts may range in scope from $1M to over $100M per year\. The individual will not only need to have command of the programmatic aspects of these endeavors but will also require substantial technical understanding of the engineering products to be delivered\. He or she will be responsible for PM processes and/or activities involving costs, schedules, and assured technical performance\. In addition, the individual will lead assessments of existing processes and practices and make recommendations to upper management for how Sandia should manage projects and programs\. The individual could also be asked to lead large project management teams while they execute PM functions such as authoring and implementing project plans, estimating and managing costs, generating and overseeing integrated schedules, managing technical and programmatic requirements, managing risks and opportunities, assuring quality product, and managing information processes\. The individual will interact routinely with personnel across multiple SNL organizations, as well as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, the National Nuclear Security Administration \(NNSA\), production agencies throughout the NNSA nuclear security enterprise, and Department of Defense organizations\. Interactions with high level senior managers would occur routinely\. Responsibilities will require business travel\.


+ Requires a Bachelor's and Master’s degree in relevant STEM discipline plus two or more years of technical Project Management experience; or Doctorate in relevant STEM discipline
+ Previous job experiences involving challenging engineering designs, complex engineering systems integration activities, or the oversight of multi\-agency technical programs
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
+ Proficiency in tools and applications commonly employed in project management activities
+ Demonstrated teaming skills, including the ability to work effectively with other organizations, project sponsors and customers, and suppliers
+ Demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to develop and articulate a strategic plan and implement that plan across a cross functional team
+ Demonstrated ability to effectively work with technical product development teams
+ Previous experience in providing technical input during design, development and production activities of a technical product or program


+ Active Q or Top Secret clearance
+ Experience with Earned Value Management \(EVM\)
+ Experience working nuclear weapon programs/projects at the system and component levels
+ Experience working with the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, or the Department of Defense
+ Experience working with design and production agencies
+ Demonstrated ability to manage projects involving substantial resources \($1M/year or greater\)
+ Project management education and certification\(s\)
+ Knowledge of and experience with standard project management practices including project plan development and control, scope management, project scheduling, cost estimation and management, quality assurance, project staffing, communications planning and management, risk and opportunity management, and procurement management

Department Description:

The Nuclear Weapons \(NW\) Project Management department is responsible for providing Project Management support to the Nuclear Weapons Programs at the Sandia National Laboratories California site\. The department is also an integral part of the Division 8000 NW Project Management Office \(PMO\)\. The Nuclear Weapons Programs are responsible for assuring the safety, reliability and security of U\.S\. nuclear weapons, enabling the defense of our nation through our nuclear strategic deterrent\. The Nuclear Weapons Programs’ three principal thrusts are: \(1\) overseeing the enduring nuclear weapons stockpile; \(2\) innovative analyses and evolution of warhead systems, subsystems, and components; their production and deployment; along with the development of supporting technologies; \(3\) and the safe, effective, and environmentally responsible dismantlement and disposal of weapons retired from the stockpile\. Informed with technical expertise in engineering disciplines, the department provides and employs program/project management \(PM\) resources to plan, execute, manage, and report cost, schedule, performance, requirements, risk and opportunities management, aspects of quality assurance, and information management functions associated with moderate to large scale science, technology, and engineering \(ST&E\) efforts that span the National Nuclear Security Administration \(NNSA\) enterprise\. It provides individuals with engineering expertise and knowledge of PM methodologies and tools to partner with technical line organizations to perform, oversee, and lead the PM aspects of endeavors that successfully develop and deliver ST&E products\.

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\.

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.