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Operations & Engineering Lead- Facilities (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 688961

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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:

$88,600 - $172,300

*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:

Are you passionate about your work and dream of using innovative facilities to explore solutions? Join a dedicated team to solve significant issues and challenges for our nation's security!

We are seeking a proactive and collaborative Operations & Engineering Lead to partner with our customers and Facilities Planners to define facility system requirements that enable mission function and performance! The selected candidate will plan and direct the execution of projects involving engineered systems, coordinating as needed with customers, leadership and Tactical Planners, to achieve project objectives.

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

  • Plan and direct engineering and technical resources for customer facilities support requirements, coordinating, as required, with work performed in other internal and external organizations.

  • Work with customers and program managers to define and ensure customer requirements, limitations, and resources are available.

  • Use engineering judgment to identify potential facilities operational risks, develop risk mitigation strategies, corrective actions, and recommend risk acceptance or avoidance.

  • Recommend addition, expansion, or discontinuance of projects.

  • Initiate, design, develop, implement, and evaluate new processes, products, or systems for implementing and integrating optimal facilities solutions.

  • Use technical background to follow the requirements of a Service Level Agreement (SLA), develop Operating Agreements (OA) as supplemental information to the SLA, and lead teams to develop Real Estate Operations Permits (REOP).

Applicants on this requisition may be interviewed by multiple organizations at Sandia National Laboratories. Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 100% of the time. This position requires on-call assignments approximately once a week every two months.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering field, Architecture, or Facilities/Building Management, plus five (5) years of relevant experience or equivalent education and experience (Master's +1 or Associate's +9).

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOE L security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • Formal credential in Facilities Management, such as: Facilities Management Professional (FMP, IFMA), Certified Facility Manager (CFM, IFMA), Facilities Management Certificate (FMC, BOMI International), Facilities Management Administrator (FMA, BOMI International)

  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams with matrixed personnel

  • Experience using Facilities Management System (i.e. TRIRIGA, Maximo) or similar software systems as well as a database management system, Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel

  • Experience with project support, maintenance planning, and execution for operational buildings and related support facilities

  • Experience negotiating, writing technical documents, operating agreements, contracts, Facility Use Permits with customers

  • Experience in lifecycle asset management and energy conservation/reduction for buildings and associated systems.

  • Manage and complete multiple priorities and ability to clearly communicate the status of policies, reports, and decisions

  • Active DOE Q/SCI-level security clearance

About Our Team:

The Facilities Area-FAM 1 Department 4821 is responsible for facilities in TA-I. Our mission is to maintain the buildings and associated systems fit for mission use, as well as to facilitate modifications in support of future mission work. We strive to partner with our customers to respond to building issues and support the needs of the mission.

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: 688961

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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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Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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