Posted 5 days ago
Nuclear Material Management - S&E Project Manager (Experienced) - Onsite
Sandia National Laboratories - Albuquerque, NM
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*

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What Your Job Will Be Like

The Material Control and Accountability (MC&A) Measurements team is seeking an experienced Science & Engineering (S&E) Project Manager to join our team! In this role, the S&E Project Manager plans and executes complex science and/or engineering projects that require high-rigor management.

On any given day, you may be called on to:
  • Apply integrated technical judgment which requires formulating problems, collecting data through observation and experimentations, and formalizing and testing hypothesis when applicable, to anticipate, innovate, and deliver solutions to Sandia National Laboratories missions.
  • Assess requirement driving risk for Accountable Nuclear Material across Sandia National Laboratories.
  • Provide technical analysis to project monitoring and control for complex high-rigor projects associated with accountable nuclear material and related national security mission work.
  • Provide the programmatic voice for Nuclear Material Management, including cost and schedule updates to NNSA Headquarters and other national laboratory partners.
  • Utilize strong technical understanding of the risks and opportunities within the facilitation of accountable nuclear material flow to ensure everything is properly prioritized and addressed.
  • Prepare timely and accurate reports which highlight key technical and programmatic issues and summarize information at a management level.
  • Work in a peer-level relationship with project technical leads to oversee project management activities, coordinating with external vendors or stakeholders while conveying complex technical requirements associated with containerization or other aspects of working with accountable nuclear material.
  • Makes technical and programmatic decisions regarding the direction of a project and is held accountable for the results of those decisions.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant STEM discipline plus five (5) years of technical experience.
  • Current PMP certification or equivalent certification, or the ability to obtain within 12 months.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master's degree in Social Science, Business, Engineering or related fields.
  • Experience working with classified national security databases or systems.
  • Experience utilizing project management software tools.
  • Positive attitude and desire to impact safeguards and security at Sandia National Laboratories.
  • Experience reporting to federal government program sponsors on project status.
  • Nuclear Material Management experience or related work with accountable nuclear material and/or safeguards and security.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills and continuous improvement attitude.
  • Active DOE Q-level security clearance (or equivalent).

About Our Team

To support the mission, multiple Sandia organizations acquire, use, and possess accountable nuclear materials. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requires all sites that possess accountable nuclear materials to establish and maintain nuclear material management (NMM) and Material Control & Accountability (MC&A) programs. Nuclear Material Management programs are designed to ensure that nuclear materials are managed as valuable assets, used appropriately, and disposed of properly when no longer needed. MC&A programs are designed to deter and detect theft and diversion of nuclear material by both outside and inside adversaries. The Nuclear Material Management/MC&A Department develops and implements effective NMM and MC&A programs that are compliant with DOE/NNSA requirements, while supporting line organizations mission objectives.

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.