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Intern - Building and Fire Safety - Technical Undergraduate Summer

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 692743

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Summer - Technical Undergraduate intern studying engineering to join our dynamic team! The Building and Fire Safety department is responsible for development and execution of the corporate fire protection program. Our team consists of operations engineers, systems engineers, system technologists and fire protection specialists. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable and/or interested in learning about the field of fire protection engineering.

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

  • Learn about different aspects of the Fire Protection program.

  • Assist Fire Protection Engineers in the implementation and execution of performance-based solutions to fire protection issues.

  • Research emerging technologies that pose a fire risk..

  • Support Fire Protection Engineers in project design and construction document review activities.

  • Assist in development of Design Standards and Specifications.

  • Support records management and continuous improvement of safety related processes and procedures.

  • Use fire modeling and egress modeling software to perform system analysis.

  • Assist engineers in the implementation and utilization of a new safety management IT platform.

  • Conduct field walkthroughs and update system asset information.

  • Support field inspections and code deficiency closure verification.

  • Gain exposure to strategic planning and asset management principles for our systems.

  • Assist in reporting to NNSA and DOE.

Qualifications We Require:

You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in the spring term immediately preceding the internship (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited related undergraduate program

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer

  • U.S. citizenship

    Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Currently pursuing an ABET accredited undergraduate degree program in Fire Protection Engineering/ Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology

  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to develop technical ideas and results and present them in oral and written form.

  • Demonstrated abilities to work independently and to succeed as a member of a team.

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.

About Our Team:

The Building and Fire Safety Department at Sandia National Laboratories is a DOE Safety Management program that uses technical knowledge of risk-based analysis, fire dynamics, building construction and national consensus standards to implement a comprehensive corporate fire protection program so that Sandia's mission can be enabled while protecting Sandia workers, the environment, the public and DOE property from fire-related events.

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.

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: 692743

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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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