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Project Controller, Mission Services (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689058

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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:

$73,900 - $142,300

*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:

Sandia National Laboratories, the nation’s premier science and engineering lab, is currently looking to hire Project Controllers/Schedulers that thrive working in a team environment and are passionate about enabling business success through ensuring successful project planning and execution!

You will make an impact by providing detailed analysis and reporting using an established system of controls on highly complex research and development projects for the Department of Energy and other customers. This role assumes primary responsibility for analysis, developing, and reporting associated with various project controls job duties, such as project baseline, work package agreements, cost control, cost estimation, earned value management (EVM), projections, variance analysis, schedules, project/program/portfolio integration or technical project reviews.

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

  • Provide detailed schedule analysis and reporting of project status using project management tools such as Primavera P6 or MS Project.

  • Provide detailed financial analysis and reporting of project status Oracle and Arc/Pivot tables in Excel.

  • Work with the project technical leads to complete project management activities including project plan development, project monitoring and control, and integrated change control.

  • Team with technical staff, project leads and managers to make recommendations to influence key decision makers within the scope of project controls (work breakdown structure, schedule, and budget/cost).

  • Research, assemble, and evaluate project information or data and recommend sound, practical solutions to project related issues.

  • Update the schedule status as required, produces reports, and tracks variances and recommends corrective action.

  • Analyze, prepare, validate, and maintain cost estimates, detailed baseline budgets, work package agreements, and monthly cost variance reports.

  • Help administer change control to schedule and budgets, ensuring that all changes are documented via the appropriate change control process.

Applicants on this requisition may be interviewed by multiple organizations at Sandia National Laboratories. Selected applicants will be interviewed by a subcommittee of managers and staff members. Subsequently, successful applicants will be provided to managers for placement in positions across the Laboratory.

There may be virtual or telecommuting opportunities. There also may be positions that do require reporting onsite due to the nature of the work.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or STEM plus five or more years of experience in Project Management; or Master's degree in Business or STEM plus one or more years of experience in Project Management, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

  • Experience with Earned Value Management principles and methodology

  • Experience with scheduling and project management tools such as Primavera or Microsoft Project

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

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience with scheduling in Primavera P6 and/or Microsoft Project

  • Knowledge of project management principles, including standard guidelines

  • Knowledge and experience in project administration and controls activities

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

  • Proven ability to manage and prioritize a variety of tasks and work independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to organize, and perform under strict deadlines and changing priorities

  • Willing to take initiative, take ownership of job responsibilities, and make appropriate decisions to complete tasks

  • Excellent analytical, facilitation, and decision analysis skills

  • Excellent knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft suite of products

  • Working knowledge of financial tools and systems to perform financial analysis and monitor costs and budgets

  • Experience with project management tools, such as Primavera and Microsoft Project

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 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.

Job ID: 689058

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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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