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Sandia National Laboratories Electrical Engineering, PRT Lead (5355) (Experienced) 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.


Would you like to lead a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security? If so, we highly encourage you to explore this opportunity within Sandia. Organization 05355, Reentry Controllers Department, is seeking a motivated engineer to lead a Product Realization Team in supporting the development, qualification, production, and sustainment of Reentry Controller products. These electrical assemblies meet demanding performance specifications, offer extremely high reliability, and meet difficult survivability requirements.

The applicant should be a self-directed and customer focused individual who has strong leadership and organizational skills. The selected applicant will be expected to utilize effective interpersonal, teaming, and communication skills to own and manage the issues inherent to the development, qualification, production, and sustainment of a high consequence product. These attributes form the essential set of skills necessary to lead the Product Realization Team and collaborate with component/support organizations, systems and federal customers, and production agency counterparts.


  • Master’s degree in a STEM-related field (i.e. Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering) plus 2 years relevant experience
  • Project management experience to include the areas of issue/risk/requirements management, tracking, & reporting
  • Moderate travel is expected to support PRT and Program meetings
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a required US DOE Q level security clearance


Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following·

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated abilities in effective leadership, negotiation, delegation, and conflict resolution in diverse team environments
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple, sometimes conflicting, priorities and to successfully multi-task and adapt to shifting priorities while meeting deliverable deadlines
  • Experience with NW practices/procedures: RPPs, Engineering Releases, etc.
  • Experience leading a complex PRT or equivalent complex, large-project lead role
  • Technical background/experience in Systems or complex electronic components
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with the Production Agency and across SNL systems and component organizations; ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated skill in written and verbal communication, including the development and delivery of presentations, proposals, reports, and other documentation
  • Familiarity with EVMS (Earned Value Management System) principles and P6 scheduling tool

Department Description:

The Reentry Controllers Department, 05355, is responsible for the design, development, and support of current and future arming and fuzing subsystem controllers for the SLBM and ICBM legs of the nuclear weapons stockpile triad. The department is currently focused on the development of the MC5001 Missile Interface and Controller Module (MICM) for the W88 ALT 370, the MC5052 Missile Interface and Controller Module (MICM) for the Mk21 Arming and Fuzing Assembly (AFA), and the Mk4B W76-1/-2 Unique Identifier (UID). The department is also responsible for coordinating, influencing, and managing the development, qualification, and production efforts for all three components. Crucial capabilities include controller design and analysis, radiation hardened electronics design, technology evaluation, subsystem design, test development, product realization, qualification, and production support.

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*

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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 Q-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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.