Sandia National Laboratories Technical Systems Analyst (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are looking for dedicated, passionate, and innovative Technical Systems Analyst at Sandia's Carlsbad, NM remote site in the Special Projects/Remote Site Support Department. You will be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that will perform technical work and analyses to support the Carlsbad Field Office of DOE’s Office of Environmental Management on matters pertaining to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. We provide direct support to the Carlsbad Field Office and the Office of the National TRU Program (ONTP).

Are you passionate about your work and dream of finding that perfect job that enables you to advance your career? We can help you attain your career goals by joining the team. You will provide technical expertise to future programs involving geologic nuclear waste disposal systems as well as other areas where your skills will be in high demand. Does this work sound challenging and are you ready to make a difference? Work may include technical investigations in a variety of areas, such as TRU waste inventory at the DOE generator sites, TRU waste packaging configurations, implementation of WIPP requirements by the WIPP Certified Programs (WCP), and regulatory compliance.

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

  • Develop the short-term and long-term strategic management plan for the ONTP;
  • Develop program plans and implement procedures for the administration of the National TRU Program;
  • Develop programs and processes to lead the WIPP Certified Programs to ensure effective implementation of the WIPP requirements for waste acceptance and transportation;
  • Review and comment on memoranda, reports, analyses and other actionable documents on behalf of the ONTP senior staff;
  • Perform and document analyses used to demonstrate impacts to waste repository regulatory compliance following planned or proposed changes at the site by the DOE;
  • Gather information from a variety of sources and apply analytical methods, objective assessments, and expert judgment to make recommendations;
  • Coordinate all aspects of strategic material management at the site level and throughout the Nuclear Weapons Complex;
  • Formally define problems to be solved and formulate solution requirements;Communicate results to explain options, insights, and trade-offs to customers and regulators in a concise way that enables action.

This position requires the successful candidate to reside near, and to work in, Carlsbad, New Mexico.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline plus five or more years of directly related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Thorough knowledge of and applied experience with scientific, mathematical, and engineering methods;
  • An understanding of TRU waste characterization and disposition;
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance.


  • Ability to function independently when needed, as well as having the ability to communicate and collaborate with an interdisciplinary research team. Being strongly self-motivated is highly desirable;
  • Demonstrated ability to team across all disciplines;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate complex system issues and ideas;
  • Understanding of applicable Sandia National Laboratories and industry regulatory and safety guidelines;
  • Experience interacting with government customers and regulatory agencies;
  • Experience doing computational work in a quality assurance environment;
  • Experience with probabilistic risk assessment;
  • Knowledge of the types of work in which Sandia engages in support of WIPP;
  • Understanding of TRU waste characterization activities;
  • Understanding of TRU waste generator sites;Understanding of WIPP TRU waste requirements.

Department Description:

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is the world's only licensed and operating deep geologic repository for the disposal of transuranic nuclear waste. WIPP is operated by Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC, under contract to the Department of Energy's Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO). Sandia provides scientific advice to CBFO in many areas, including modifications to the repository's operating permits, periodic recertification of the repository, and on-going monitoring of repository performance against regulatory requirements. The Defense Waste Management Programs Group (8880) provides the scientific and other resources needed to advise the DOE on issues that may pertain to continued and uninterrupted certification and permitting of WIPP.

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 withamazingimpact 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,strongmedical 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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted L-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 L-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:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.