Sandia National Laboratories Director, Chemistry, Combustion and Materials Science in Livermore, California
We are seeking a Director to lead Center 8300 Chemistry, Combustion and Materials Science which advances fundamental ground-breaking research in chemical and materials sciences. This role provides leadership, development, overview, execution, and coordination of programs in basic research, exploratory development, advanced development, and system integration in the technological and functional areas of energy, vehicle and full cell technologies, efficiency, transportation fuels, the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Program and renewable energy. The Center has responsibility for the Combustion Research Facility (CRF), a DOE Office of Science collaboration facility. In addition, the Center provides material sciences capability for Division 8000, supporting the Nuclear Deterrence and other missions across the CA site, strongly collaborating with the Advanced Science & Technology Division (1000) and the Chief Technical Officer.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Drive and align the Center’s strategic plan with national needs and Sandia’s strategic goals and steward and advance the Center’s capabilities (as embodied in the organization’s staff, facilities, and tools) in support of that plan.
- Provide input and implement vision and developmental roadmaps and provide overall strategic integration and direction for organizations within the Center.
- Manage program resources to provide appropriate technical judgment to insure meeting customer needs, integrity and consistency in the research and development process are met.
- Partner with internal and external customers to clearly define their needs.
- Provide expertise, evaluation and advice for other programs at Sandia.
- Advise and assist in the development of short-and-long range plans, establishing goals and objectives for programs.
- Lead, mentor and develop the management team and staff.
- Oversee activities to ensure they are completed in a safe and balanced manner and in accordance with established ES&H requirements.
- Advanced degree (Master's, PhD) in engineering, material science, or relevant discipline, with 12 or more years of relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 8 or more years of managerial experience; including experience leading and directing other managers.
- Experience interacting with other national laboratories, Government representatives, internal and external customers, and suppliers at all levels to negotiate, plan and deliver on customer requirements.
- Ability and willingness to travel. Significant travel required to NM and DC.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance.
- Active DOE Q security clearance.
- PhD in science or engineering preferred.
- Experience leading Programs for a DHS/DOE/NNSA or SPP customers.
- Extensive relationships within the national laboratory enterprise.
- Ability to foster a culture of inclusion and take an active leadership role in modeling and growing values in diversity, equality, and inclusion.
- Demonstrated positive impact of leadership ability, including direct and influence management skills.
- Ability to thrive in a dynamic and lean environment and deal creatively with resource constraint issues and uncertainty.
- Strong technical acumen in energy and transportation related sciences with history of effective communication with a broad range of technical and nontechnical audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities, mediate conflict, and apply leadership concepts and techniques.
advances fundamental ground-breaking research in chemical and material sciences.
Scientists working in the center create transformative innovations in the transportation sector by applying the center’s considerable technical capabilities and performing foundational physical and computational research to solve critical energy security problems.
The center is also home to the internationally renowned Combustion Research Facility (CRF). Jointly sponsored by the DOE Office of Science and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the CRF provides scientific underpinnings that enable industry to continually develop cleaner, more efficient internal combustion engines.
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*
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov
*These benefits vary by job classification.
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.