Sandia National Laboratories ES&H Coordinator 1500 (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking an ES&H professional to support multiple departments within the Engineering Sciences Center (1500). You will be assigned to support one of the following five Groups within the Center: Thermal, Fluid, and Aero Sciences; Experimental Mechanics and Dynamics; Validation & Qualification; Computational Simulation; and Structural Mechanics R&A.

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

  • Support and advise management in the implementation of ES&H policies and procedures
  • Support ongoing ES&H assessments of operations that include small to intermediate-scale laboratory activities and large-scale field activities across Sandia’s Tech Area 1, Area 3, and other remote sites, as well as office-type work
  • Provide ES&H guidance for a diverse set of operational environments ranging from mechanical, thermal, chemical, explosive, and radiological
  • Work both as a member of the Center ES&H team supporting Center and Corporate safety initiatives, and as a member of technical work planning teams under the direction of R&D staff
  • Serve as a critical advocate for change and growth in our safety culture
  • Apply safety engineering expertise to the conduct of Activity-Level Work


  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline
  • 5 years’ related experience
  • Experience with or education related to Federal/OSHA environment, safety and health (ES&H) requirements, policies, and procedures
  • Experience with or education related to safety & security requirements, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance


  • Strong orientation to and understanding of people and customer service
  • Creativity and skills needed to assist staff and management effectively and efficiently implement ES&H requirements and procedures
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience working with a team-based and collaborative approach towards shared goals
  • Experience in an ES&H Coordinator role in industrial and/or research environments
  • Experience or training in accident/event investigation, including causal analysis
  • Experience with occurrence reporting and management processes
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Ability to team and collaborate with a wide variety of personnel, interacting in field and office locations
  • Ability to communicate to a range of levels encompassing contractors, technologists, staff and management, up to the ALD
  • Active DOE Q clearance

Department Description:

The Experimental Operations Department 1533 provides an array of capabilities and services for Sandia¿s Validation and Qualification Sciences Experimental Complex (VQSEC) which enables it to accomplish its mission as the center of excellence for environmental testing within the Department of Energy¿s National Nuclear Security Administration Nuclear Weapons Complex. These full life cycle capabilities include engineering design and fabrication of test hardware and fixtures; structural and thermal analysis supporting experimental design; hazard and system safety analysis; execution of tests and experiments in controlled mechanical, energetic, and thermal environments, including set up and dismantlement; and operation and maintenance of one-of-a-kind facilities including the Aerial Cable Facility, Burn Site, Rocket Sled Track Complex, and Thermal Test Complex. Department personnel collaborate with test directors, test and safety engineers, and instrumentation, photometric, and data acquisition personnel to ensure the infrastructure and facilities necessary to conduct subsystem and system level tests and experiments in normal and abnormal environments are available. Additionally, the department provides mission assurance in the form of risk assessments and failure mode analysis; design engineering processes support; leadership in the integration of standard business practices across the VQSEC; administration of the ES&H program for the Engineering Sciences Center (1500); management of the VQSEC test support contractors and training program; and configuration management of VQSEC moderate hazard facilities.

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:

*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