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Sandia National Laboratories W87-1 Deputy Chief Scheduler - Project Manager (Experienced) 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 seeking an experienced Project Manager for the W87-1 team to fill our Deputy Chief Scheduler / System Schedule Coach role. This leadership role is responsible for ensuring baseline integrity, assisting in critical path management, helping validate baseline change implementation, and serve as a system schedule coach just to name a few of the activities.

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

  • Stand in for the Chief Scheduler if the Chief Scheduler is unavailable

  • Complete monthly validation of baseline schedules

  • Assist in other month-end closing procedures along with other schedule team members

  • Serve as a System Schedule Coach with a focus on navigating the 6.X process by ensuring the program adheres to the proper flow

  • Mentor and coach other Project Managers and Project Controllers

  • Review quality of schedules and work with teams to resolve issues

  • Coordinate and facilitate communication across the nuclear security enterprise to ensure accuracy of integrated master schedule

  • Review change proposals, ensuring that all changes are documented via the appropriate change control process and properly assessed for impact

  • Partner with staff, project leads and managers to make recommendations to influence key decision makers within the scope of project controls


  • Bachelor's degree in business or other relevant field plus five or more years of demonstrated experience in Project Management

  • Experience with Primavera P6 scheduling software

  • Active Q or Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain additional clearances


  • Knowledge of the Nuclear Deterrence complex and product realization process

  • Experience working with the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, or the Department of Defense

  • Experience working on projects that utilize earned value management

  • Experience working with additional Project Management tools, e.g., Cobra, Empower, ARM, ARC, Oracle, CET, etc.

  • PMP certification

    Department Description:

The W87-1 Project Management 2 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 ND 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. 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 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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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.


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.