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Sandia National Laboratories Project Manager, United States Nuclear Detonation Detection System (USNDS) Team (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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.


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The United States Nuclear Detonation Detection System (USNDS) team is seeking a Project Manager to provide schedule team leadership in the complex, dynamic program environment of USNDS Flight and Ground. You will partner closely with the Project Office and technical management to oversee schedule management and provide team leadership supporting a $1.3B+ portfolio in this high rigor environment.

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

  • Provide guidance and oversight to the USNDS Schedule Team to include: 1.) managing assignments, 2.) validating schedule content, quality, and accuracy 3.) promote team development and mentoring, and 4.) ensure effective use of project controls and related products

  • Provide leadership and support the development of project plans, technical Work Breakdown Structures, milestones, and complex, highly integrated schedule environments

  • Exercise authority to provide business intelligence design and oversight for schedule analytics, data mining, visualization, tools and infrastructure, best practices, and procedures

  • Interpret programmatic requirements and negotiate Schedule Team deliverables with the USNDS Project Office and technical management.

  • Provide oversight to analyze and verify complex schedule critical and driving paths as represented in Primavera P6

  • Manage change in project scope as represented in the schedule environment, ensuring appropriate change control practices are in place and baseline schedules meet programmatic expectations.

  • Develop timely and accurate reports highlighting key technical and programmatic issues and summarizes schedule information for presentation to project stakeholders.

  • Build and maintain relationships with internal counterparts, communicate across project disciplines.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline plus five or more years of experience, or equivalent

  • experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the job

  • Enhanced project management skills and experience

  • Knowledge of program scope, experience with SPP and/or non-ND DOE scope

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


  • ¿¿Demonstrated schedule competency leadership ability in a high rigor program

  • Ability and interest in mentoring team members using documented best practices

  • Domain knowledge of United States Nuclear Detonation Detection (USNDS) programs

  • Experience with interfacing with senior management and external sponsors

  • Experience working in high rigor programs

    Department Description:

Department 10457 provides exceptional enhanced project management services to the high rigor USNDS Program in Center 6700. Through partnership with our Project Management Teams, our technical partners are better able to focus on the technical solutions required to achieve mission success. We provide enhanced project management support throughout the project lifecycle through an expert based, service-oriented team atmosphere.

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*

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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.

EEO Statement:

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.