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Engineering Program/Project Lead (Experienced) - Onsite

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 692955

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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking an E&O Program/Project Lead to join the W93/Mk7 program to manage build operations for the system test assemblies. The successful candidate will become part of a highly motivated, mission-driven team, supporting the engineering and programmatic challenges of a new development program.

Responsibilities will include work in 2 major areas for the program:

Build Readiness:

  • Support the hardware request process with Product Realization Teams (PRTs)

  • Manage the tracking, receipt, incoming inspection, and storage of incoming hardware

  • Resolve hardware delivery and pedigree issues

  • Plan and oversee the build assembly schedule

  • Perform kitting of hardware to prepare for each build

    Work Planning and Controls (WP&C)

  • Document and implement test planning activities, test hazard identification, and operational envelope assessments

  • Understand the technical hazards of the activity-level work and create/update Primary Hazard Screenings (PHS) for high-consequence lab operations

  • Contribute to integration activities with the build assembly team, test engineers, and PRTs

  • Prepare for and support test design reviews

    Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline plus 5 or more years’ relevant experience; or equivalent related experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the work for this position

  • Active DOE Q (or equivalent) clearance and ability to obtain and maintain a Sigma 15 security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Working knowledge of current Environmental Safety and Health guidelines for the State of New Mexico and Sandia National Laboratories

  • Experience with activity-level work and WP&C processes

  • Expertise in the hardware management tool, HAMS/ERAS

  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, particularly technical writing, interpersonal, and leadership skills

  • Ability to thrive in a high-energy, collaborative, team-focused environment

  • Ability to juggle competing priorities and deadlines

About Our Team:

The W93 System Evaluation and Qualification Department (02446) has the primary responsibility to plan and coordinate all evaluation activities for the W93/Mk7 Navy Strategic Reentry System Program. These evaluation activities involve modeling, simulation, and physical testing, both on the ground and during flight, in support of the maturation and ultimate qualification of the W93/Mk7 reentry body system design. We work closely with our partners and program stakeholders, including NNSA Federal Program Managers, the US Navy, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Los Alamos National Lab, the Sandia nuclear weapons component organizations, the Sandia science & technology community, Kansas City Plant National Security Campus (NSC), the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), and many others, to coordinate expertise and foster innovation in efforts to better “design for evaluation”. The department sets and executes the strategic plan with our partners to evaluate the reentry system in an effective and efficient manner to achieve the overall program testing objectives.

Posting Duration:

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.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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.


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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Job ID: 692955

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

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  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
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