Sandia National Laboratories Project Team Lead in Livermore, California

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We are seeking an experienced R&D S&E Systems Engineer to serve as the Product Realization Team (PRT) Lead for a high-reliability electronics component at Sandia National Laboratories. The individual will combine engineering expertise with program/project management (PM) competencies. The individual will be involved in component engineering efforts across all phases of the project to include: feasibility/cost studies, full scale engineering design, qualification, and production efforts. The individual will not only need to have command of the programmatic aspects of these endeavors but will also require substantial technical understanding of the engineering products to be delivered.

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

  • Provide leadership to ensure the success of an experienced cross-disciplinary team
  • Author and implement project plans, estimate and manage costs, generate and oversee integrated schedules, manage technical and programmatic requirements, manage risks and opportunities, assure quality product and manage information processes
  • Bridge the communication between the technical team and the customer/systems group
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with customers, production agencies, and line management for technical issues
  • Identify the resources, skills, and training required to support PRT objectives
  • Negotiate roles, responsibilities, and deliverables of the technical team
  • Coordinate with other organizations to negotiate requirements and deliverables
  • Lead Earned Value reporting with the support of the programmatic team

Other esponsibilities include:

  • Working with representatives from the systems organizations, subcomponent organizations, quality assurance, program management, and the production facility
  • Working with the technical team, customers, and quality organizations to ensure a comprehensive qualification plan and requirements verification strategy
  • Working closely with production agency counterparts to ensure a smooth transition from development to full-scale production
  • Ensuring timely and effective communication among team members, with management, and with the system organization

Required:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a relevant STEM discipline with at least two years relevant experience; or Doctorate in relevant STEM discipline
  • Previous job experience involving challenging engineering designs, complex engineering systems integration activities, or the oversight of multi-agency technical programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated teaming skills, including the ability to work effectively with other organizations, project sponsors and customers, and suppliers
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to develop and articulate a strategic plan and implement that plan across a cross-functional team
  • Active Q or Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain Sigma 14 and 15.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time

Desired:

  • Previous experience as a project lead/project manager
  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Previous experience designing high-reliability systems
  • Experience working with design and production agencies
  • Experience defining requirements and determining their qualification strategy; writing detailed functional and test specifications; coordinating the development of new technologies to meet expanding scope
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interface with science and engineering technical management and staff

Department Description:

The Weapon Subsystems I department develops and supports advanced electronic and mechanical subsystems for use control, enhanced surveillance, material monitoring and other high consequence applications requiring exceptionally high confidence, quality and reliability. These projects enhance the safety and security of assets that are critical to US national security, including the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile.

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: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance to start.

Position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e.g., DOD, to be considered for this position.

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 Q-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:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT