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Senior/Principal - Facilities Building Manager - Tactical Planner (Tonopah, Nevada) - Onsite

Tonopah, NV

Job ID: 691718

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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you passionate about your work and dream of using innovative facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a diverse team that solves significant issues and challenges for our nation's security? If so, you could be the Building Manager (Tactical Planner) we are seeking to join our team at our Tonopah, Nevada location!

Our team is looking for a proactive, experienced, and collaborative professional to serve as the Facilities Building Manager for the Sandia site at the Tonopah Test Range (TTR) in Tonopah, Nevada. You will be responsible for the immediate and short-term management of facility needs. This role supports the Facilities Area Manager (FAM) and Facilities Portfolio Manager (FacPM) for all building and customer solutions. In this position, you will be assigned a specific portfolio of space and a customer base for which you are responsible.

At the Sandia National Laboratories, Tonopah location (in Nevada), you may be called on to:

  • Team with all members working with the FAM, Space Tactical Planners, and Strategic Space Planners to develop cross-divisional building management options, recommendations, and solutions to increase space utilization. These solutions may include: consolidations, modifications, reconfigurations, and re-purposing of space, and co-location of organizations and functions.

  • Apply knowledge and experience with building types, design basis of spaces and occupancy in order to conduct scope development studies for laboratory, office, storage and conference rooms.

  • Ensure that HVAC, electrical and communication infrastructure, and physical layout will meet customer needs and expectations.

Project Work:

  • Review projects, facility drawings, floor plans and work with the Computer Aided Drafting and Design team.

  • Update Maximo information database system and related technology applications.

  • Develop the scope and budget, and authorize building modifications; coordinate and oversee the project execution with Facilities Express and contractors.

Construction Work:

  • Review and accept minor construction work including maintenance projects applying your experience in different fields including architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical.

  • Clearly communicate with architects and engineers and negotiate customer requirements and limitations; present a Plan of the Day/Week.

  • Support analyses for Preliminary Real Estate Plans (PREPs), Division Facility and Infrastructure (F&I) Plans, the DOE Facility Information Management System (FIMS), and other plans and studies, as requested.

  • Serve as a liaison between TTR and the main Facilities group located in Albuquerque, NM (Sandia's main site).

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 100% at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada.

The successful candidate must be willing and able to work a compressed 3 or 4 day schedule (14hr/14hr/12hr or 4/10hrs) while staying on-range during that time. If the successful candidate lives in the town of Tonopah, then they will not be required to stay on-range.

This position will be eligible for a geographical, 15% differential.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in a facilities relevant discipline (such as Facility Management, Construction, Business, etc) plus five (5) or more years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

  • Experience with one or more of the following:

  • Using CMMS (Computer Maintenance Management Software) like an IBM Facilities Management System (i.e. Tririga, Maximo) or similar software systems.

  • MS Office products, particularly EXCEL, and/or database management.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOE Q-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Formal credential in Facilities Management, such as: Facilities Management Professional (FMP, IFMA), Certified Facility Manager (CFM, IFMA), Certificate in Facilities Management (from an accredited institution), Facilities Management Certificate (FMC, BOMI International), Facilities Management Administrator (FMA, BOMI International).

  • Knowledge of Sandia's facility and operational policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Knowledge of legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting facility management and operations.

  • Ability to exercise initiative as well as the competence to manage and complete multiple priorities.

  • Ability to clearly communicate the status of policies, reports, decisions and work completed.

  • Have a clear understanding of all A/E fields with the ability to develop detailed scopes of work.

About Our Team:

The Facilities Area Manager-FAM 4 Department is responsible for facilities in TA-II, TA-IV, TTR and KTF. Our mission is to maintain the buildings and associated systems fit for mission use, as well as to facilitate modifications in support of future mission work. We strive to partner with our customers to respond to building issues and support the needs of the mission.

Posting Duration:

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.

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.


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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Job ID: 691718

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval