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Sandia National Laboratories Real Estate Strategic Planner (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.


Are you passionate about facilities management? If so, you could be the experienced Strategic Planner we are seeking to join our team!

This position will support the management of Sandia’s Corporate Real Estate Program. The Program is responsible for maintaining NTESS’s non-owned real estate portfolio in compliance with applicable DOE Orders, NNSA requirements, and contractual commitments. You will be accountable for translating NTESS’s non-owned asset needs into long-term planning documents, project-specific proposals, and acquisition agreements.

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

  • Review, interpret, and incorporate the requirements of federal directives, such as the DOE Order 430.1B, the NNSA Real Property Asset Management Plan, OMB Circular A-11, and other federal requirements flowed down through NTESS’s prime contract, into NTESS’s real estate program.

  • Work closely with strategic planners, operations teams and mission partners at every level of leadership to identify mission needs and translate those needs into real estate solutions.

  • Partner with Infrastructure Operations Procurement and NNSA Real Estate Contracting Officers to ensure effective and timely acquisition and administration of leases and of federal permits.

  • Coordinate with ES&H, NEPA, Explosives Safety, Safeguards and Security, and others, to ensure that operations are conducted in compliance with safety and security requirements in leased facilities and permitted lands.

  • Be accountable for the submission of:

  • All Preliminary Real Estate Plans (PREPs) to the Sandia Field Office for all real property acquisitions.

  • Grantor Civil Engineering Work Requests for site improvements on land use permits.

  • Develop business cases and mission justifications to support real estate actions.

  • Order and review market surveys and appraisals.

  • Develop and integrate the real estate program as an essential element into Sandia’s and facilities’ strategies and plans to provide and maintain facilities and infrastructure for mission support.

  • Serve as the point of contact with the Sandia Field Office and the NNSA for all real estate actions.

  • Produce all required lease and land use permit reports; maintain and manage all real estate documents and records; and develop and maintain a real estate management system to track all actions and deliverables.

  • Travel to remote leased and permitted locations to improve understanding of the mission requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline plus five (5) or more years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Experience in investment real estate.

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


  • Advanced degree in relevant field.

  • Professional certifications (i.e. real estate license, project management, professional planner).

  • Organizational, community, or other planning experience.

  • Knowledge of Sandia’s facility and operational policies, practices, procedures and mission.

  • Knowledge of legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting real estate actions.

  • Ability to account for a broad array of inputs and their effects on specific facilities investment opportunities.

  • Ability to think, plan, perform, and task others with strategic (long-term) needs then support in defining the tactical (short-term) solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Experience in real estate at Sandia National Laboratories, within the federal government, or in commercial real estate.

  • Active DOE/DOD clearance.

    Department Description:

Center 4100 is responsible for ensuring the Labs have the facilities and infrastructure (F&I) capabilities needed to enable the Labs mission success. Nuclear Deterrence (ND) F&I priorities are a predominant consideration in achieving this objective.

Our team includes strategic F&I capital planning and acquisition, investment planning, and stewardship of Sandia’s overall strategic approach to teleworking. Center 4100’s alignment to Division 4000 will amplify existing partnerships with Centers 4200, 4700 and 4800. As we chart our course for strategic space and investment priorities during these dynamic times, Center 4100’s work and partnerships within and outside the division will be essential to the success of the Labs.

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.

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.