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Facilities - Civil & Structural Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689589

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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.

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.

Salary Range:

$65,300 - $146,200

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Sandia National Laboratories is seeking to hire a highly motivated Civil/Structural Engineer to support the development of in-house electrical design and engineering capabilities within this group. This new group will provide Sandia with the internal capability to self-execute design services at Sandia National Labs in New Mexico.

We are looking for a detail/results-orientated and passionate teaming individual to support a dynamic group of architects, designers and engineers in the development, design, and construction of building and infrastructure projects!

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

  • Manage customer requests; research, analyze, model, design, develop plans and maintain design standards required for reliable operation of civil infrastructure systems.

  • Assist with the design for civil, structural, and utility components, systems, and products and integrate these to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient operations; compliance with code and contractual requirements; and performance-based design and customer requirements.

  • Assess capabilities and condition of existing civil, structural, and utility structures, components, equipment, and systems and make recommendations for improvements.

  • Assist is providing site services with facilities architectural and engineering team members.

  • Assist in the assessment of structural building systems and site infrastructure issues, conceptualize potential solutions, make recommendations, and develop project plans.

  • Provide structural engineering analysis and associated calculations (concrete, steel, masonry and wood).

  • Apply your knowledge and understanding of current building codes.

  • Provide structural drafting & detailing as well as plan and calculation reviews.

  • Review preventive maintenance procedures on structural system assets.

  • Develop inspection and acceptance procedures for systems and components.

  • Maintain compliance with code, contractual, performance-based design, and customer requirements.

  • Support the efforts of the organization to collaborate with Department of Energy and KAFB as needed.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant, for one of the hiring organizations, will be required to work onsite.

For a different hiring organization, the selected applicant will be eligible for telecommuting, and they must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary.

Applicants on this requisition may be interviewed by multiple organizations at Sandia National Laboratories.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental, or Structural Engineering from an ABET accredited university; or an Associate's degree in Civil, Environmental, or Structural Engineering plus four (4) years of relevant experience; or a Master's Degree in Civil, Environmental, or Structural Engineering from an ABET accredited university.

  • Knowledge and/or experience with one or more of the following:

  • PC platforms; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • RISA and Enercalc analysis structural software

  • IBC, IEBC, ASCE 7, ASCE 41

  • Experience with a computer aided design and drafting (CADD) software.

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

Qualifications We Desire:

  • NM Professional Engineering (PE) license or Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate and able to obtain a Professional Engineer license.

  • Experience in relevant civil engineering software applications: HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, PCSWMM, or related software.

  • Experience using CADD and GIS Software; Bentley MicroStation or AutoCAD, GIS Mapping (Bentley Map, ArcGIS or other).

  • Experience developing specifications, plans and other construction documents.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Able to think critically and make decisions requiring engineering judgment.

About Our Team:

Facilities Design and Engineering, designs for campus development, provides engineering support in all disciplines, including energy management for Sandia National Laboratories. By effectively providing all design and engineering services, we deliver a sustainable campus that stimulates employees, fosters interaction and creative solutions and protects the workforce. The in-house studio is aligned to partner customer needs to design projects that proactively support the customer and the corporation. The primary focus of the group is to work on low risk and low complexity projects with a value of $1K-$250K to enable current-day and future mission success through collaboration. We strive to accomplish these activities in an efficient, flexible, safe, and cost-effective manner while creating a work environment that helps attract and retain the best employees to support the objectives of Sandia, Department of Energy, and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Additional Organizations hiring on this posting will be: Asset Management & System Engineering and F&I Strategic Planning; and FAM 4.

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.


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.

Job ID: 689589

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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

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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