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Sandia National Laboratories Benefits Analyst (Early Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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.


Are you passionate about people and benefits? We are seeking a high-energy and highly motivated Benefits Analyst (Limited Term Employee) to join our diverse and dynamic team charged with developing creative solutions for designing, implementing and managing Sandia Benefits.

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

  • Administer health and welfare benefits, FMLA, paid leave programs, long term disability, voluntary benefits, recognition, and COBRA.

  • Prepare required reports and disclosures for leadership and regulatory authorities; provide planning and cost information by collecting, analyzing and summarizing benefit data and trends.

  • Manage and track financial information and provide financial analysis of standard and ad hoc requests of benefit costs and utilization.

  • Lead highly visible projects providing recommendations and presentations to leadership.

  • Handle and audit benefit vendors to ensure contract performance requirements are met.

  • Lead internal procurement process for benefit contracts, including developing statements of work, technical requirements and assist in final contract selections.

  • Partner with key stakeholders including management, HR Solutions, compensation, human resources business partners, payroll, finance, legal, procurement and IT.

  • Provide advanced Benefits Center of Expertise (COE) support and interpret plans to support ERISA appeals.


  • Bachelor's degree plus two (2) years or more of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

  • Experience with benefit policies, practices and/or procedures.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOE L - level security clearance.


  • Five or more years of directly related experience with healthcare, benefits administration, defined contribution and/or defined benefit plans.

  • CEBS certification or other related benefit certification programs; SHRM and/or HRCI certification(s).

  • Intermediate knowledge of and experience with data and financial analysis.

  • Experience with procuring and managing employee and retiree benefit vendor contracts.

  • Demonstratable ability to successfully handle and complete multiple projects, deliver results and effectively lead people to positive outcomes.

  • Strong analytical/critical thinking skills to identify deficiencies, develop strategies and resolve complex issues.

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, written and verbal communication skills.

    Department Description:

The Benefits Center of Expertise is responsible for several key strategic areas, including the design, procurement, implementation, management, performance and compliance of employee, retiree, and survivor benefit programs, policies, and services to support the needs of the workforce and mission success.

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)• Generous vacations, strong medical 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:*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.


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.