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Sandia National Laboratories Project Manager, Mission Services (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Are you looking for challenging and impactful work that contributes to security, peace and freedom worldwide?

If so, Sandia National Laboratories, the nation’s premier science and engineering lab, is currently looking to hire a Project Manager that thrives working in a collaborative environment and is passionate about enabling business success through ensuring successful project implementation.

You will make an impact by building strong partnerships and collaborating with cross-functional teams to oversee the integration of cost, schedule and scope for a variety of highly technical research and development projects. You will help ensure Sandia’s commitment to outstanding service in the national interest by being a trusted advisor for technical team members, project controllers, business management professionals and financial support. You will be responsible for exercising authority and accountability for the full range of project management responsibilities.

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

  • Manage processes for ensuring that the project is completed within budget constraints using cost estimation, budget determination, budget tracking, and cost control. Addresses budget concerns with management and customers.

  • Apply Earned Value Management (EVM) or other standards and techniques to effectively manage cost, schedule, and performance. Ensures compliance with EVM or other requirements.

  • Manage changes in project scope, schedule, and budget using the appropriate change control system. Ensures the change requests are complete and meet process requirements.

  • Serve as the project interface with internal Sandia organizations as well as external customers and suppliers.

  • Oversee the work of project controls, general business, and other project team members.

  • Work with technical leads and Project Controllers to review and accept variance reporting and develop corrective actions.

  • Utilize requirements analysis to ensure that all required work is identified and appropriately managed.

  • Develop or leads development of project plans, Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), schedules, and milestones appropriate to the scale of the project.

  • Partner with technical leads to develop and define project schedule including task definition, sequencing, duration estimation, and resource loading for schedule development, and implements controls to ensure that the project is completed on schedule.

  • Understand the technical tasks sufficiently to identify schedule risks, time requirements, and task dependencies.

  • Ensure quality tasks are properly planned and executed.


  • Requires Bachelor's degree in Business or STEM and 6 years demonstrated experience in Project Management; or Master's degree in Business or STEM and 2 years demonstrated experience in Project Management.

  • Experience with Earned Value Management principles and methodology.

  • Experience with scheduling tools such as P6 or MS Project, cost estimating tool, and report development using Pivot Tables.

  • Ability to obtain a required DOE Q-level security clearance.


  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

  • Current PMP certification.

  • Knowledge of the NW complex and product realization process.

  • Experience conducting risk analysis and management.

  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills.

  • Active DOE Q or L level security clearance or Active DoD TS security clearance.

    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 schedules, 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:

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


Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.


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.