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Sandia National Laboratories Facilities Mechanical Engineer (Mid-Career) in Livermore, California


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.


We are looking for a dedicated and energetic individual to join our Facilities team. We have opportunities in several areas of our organization including engineering, operations, planning, and project execution for a person with mechanical engineering or project management experience. Our fast paced, National Laboratory setting necessitates that the candidate have the ability to deal with ambiguity and variability of assignment and accept the value of being in a service group. We seek a well-rounded individual, adept at problem solving in a variety of settings.

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

  • Assess mechanical building system and site infrastructure issues, conceptualize potential solutions, make recommendations, and develop project plans

  • Perform engineering analysis, calculations, and develop construction drawings and specifications sufficient to define systems for modification

  • Create long-term capital improvement plans and develop work packages for building and site utility systems

  • Provide technical direction for building and utility systems, provide studies and analysis for mechanical systems and provide technical guidance for operations, energy efficiency, conservation, and optimization

  • Review plans for modifications and improve cost effectiveness and customer satisfaction

  • Review and enhance preventive maintenance procedures on mechanical system assets

When applying to this requisition, you may be interviewed and/or hired by one of several Facilities Departments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant field plus five or more years of relevant experience

  • Experience performing designs or operating potable water systems, piping and plumbing systems, specialized gas piping, heating and air conditioning systems and controls, and/or other site infrastructure

  • Knowledge and understanding of current International Building Code (IBC) and California Mechanical, Plumbing, Building, and Energy Efficiency Codes

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


  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Professional Engineer license (PE) in the State of California or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire

  • Detailed knowledge of HVAC industry and ability to produce specifications for bid purposes

  • Ability to think critically and make decisions requiring engineering judgment

  • In-depth knowledge and experience with California Building Codes (CBC)

  • Proven experience designing/operating building fire protection systems

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to successfully plan, organize, lead, and monitor team efforts to completion

  • PMP certification from the Project Management Institute or demonstrated ability to manage projects from concept through design and construction

  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization with both internal and external customers

  • Knowledge / experience in facilities design, construction, and O&M industry best practices and standards

  • Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional

    Department Description:

The Partnership and Planning Department supports the mission by establishing long range planning & investment strategies and implementation plans. The team develops and maintains effective strategic customer partnerships and integrates F&I plans into the investment and planning strategies. The team also provides space management, condition, and energy assessments of the facilities and site infrastructure.

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 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.


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.


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.