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Sandia National Laboratories Project Manager (Experienced) in Livermore, California


We are seeking qualified Project Managers for several departments at our California site.

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

  • Contribute to and participate in customer meetings
  • Develop and present briefings
  • Define scope according to the customer’s programmatic requirements
  • Assess project risks and opportunities
  • Manage action items and deliverables
  • Analyze and develop reports on cost, schedule and performance
  • Facilitate collaboration and cross-functional integration
  • Develop and lead programmatic processes


  • Bachelor's degree in Business or relevant discipline plus 5 or more years of experience in Project Management; or Master's degree in relevant discipline plus 1 or more years of demonstrated experience in Project Management
  • Experience proposing and implementing programmatic processes and procedures
  • Experience with standard project management practices (and subject matter expertise in some) including project plan development, integration management, scope management, project scheduling, cost estimation and management, quality assurance, resource management, communications planning and management, risk and opportunity management, and procurement management
  • Proficiency in tools and applications commonly employed in project management activities
  • Experience making risk informed decisions and communicating across project disciplines.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance


  • Active Q or Top Secret clearance.
  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM) and associated systems, configuration management, budgeting, tracking, quality assurance
  • Ability to obtain PMP certification
  • Experience with EV tools, such as Cobra, Acumen, Primavera, or Empower
  • Experience working nuclear weapon programs/projects at the system and component levels.

Department Description:

The Sandia California site has multiple Project Management departments within the Nuclear Deterrence Portfolio. The W87-1 Project Management department is responsible for providing Project Management expertise to the W87-1 Modification Program system team at Sandia National Laboratories. The department is also an integral part of the Division 8000 Nuclear Deterrence (ND) Project Management Office (PMO). The NW Programs are responsible for assuring the safety, reliability and security of U.S. nuclear weapons, enabling the defense of our nation through our nuclear strategic deterrent. Informed with professional expertise in programmatic disciplines, the department provides and employs project management (PM) resources to plan, execute, manage, and report scope, cost, schedule, performance, requirements, risk and opportunities management, aspects of quality assurance, and information management functions associated with the W87-1. This team partners with the System Engineering team and provides knowledge of PM methodologies and tools to enable the technical line organizations to perform, oversee, and execute the scope for the W87-1.

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*

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.