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What Your Job Will Be Like:
Join a dynamic team that tackles some of the most challenging issues facing our nation’s security!
We are seeking a qualified Science & Engineering Project Manager for our Albuquerque, NM main campus location to support the Pulsed Power Sciences Engineering and Design Group. This is an extraordinary opportunity to serve as the Project Manager for a large system that is being designed and built for delivery into the Nuclear Weapons Testing Complex.
On any given day, you may be called upon to:
+ Lead cross functional teams of scientists and engineers, project management professionals, and business staff in a matrix-type organization to accomplish the project objectives.
+ Responsible for technical and programmatic decisions regarding the direction of the project.
+ Collaborate with project personnel, partners, and the extended project team, including stakeholders, customers, sponsors, and suppliers, to ensure that the project is fully and properly integrated.
+ Develop, define, and execute on project plans, schedules, budgets, and deliverables.
+ Produce project cost estimates and identify other project resource needs and negotiate with resource managers to secure them for the success of the project.
+ Identify and address technical and non-technical risks, opportunities, and issues that impact the project and communicate them to stakeholders with mitigation recommendations and solutions.
+ Utilize Earned Value Management (EVM) or other standards and techniques to effectively manage cost, schedule, and performance.
+ Oversee the technical identification, development, analysis, evaluation, and response planning for technical project risks, issues, and opportunities.
Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.
$101,400 - $201,400
*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.
Qualifications We Require:
+ Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field plus five or more years of experience in a R&D (Science and/or Engineering) role and/or Technical Science & Engineering Project Manager role; or a Master’s degree in a relevant STEM field plus one or more years Engineering or Scientific experience
+ Current PMP certification or equivalent certification, or the ability to acquire one in the next 12 months
+ Experience with standard project management practices for technical work
+ Experience with project management tools and applications
+ The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Security Clearance
Qualifications We Desire:
+ Experience in management practices, assurance processes, business operations, fiscal and scheduling systems, and acquisition standards
+ Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM)
+ Experience using, analyzing, and reporting in Primavera P6
+ Knowledge of and experience with standard project management practices for technical work including project plan development and control, scope management, project scheduling, cost estimation and management, quality assurance, project staffing, communications planning and management, risk and opportunity management, and procurement management
+ Proficiency in tools and applications commonly employed in project management activities
+ Demonstrated teaming skills, including the ability to work effectively with other organizations, functions, project sponsors and customers, and suppliers
+ Demonstrated organizational skills, including the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
About Our Team:
The Pulsed Power Engineering and Design Group (01690) provides fundamental, advanced, and cutting-edge engineering to support the advanced science research and development programs in the Pulsed Power Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories. The department’s engineers, designers, and technologists work together with the center’s scientists to deliver engineered solutions in the development, realization and operations of complex experimental platforms in the Pulsed Power Sciences Center and throughout the DOE Complex. This includes the Z Machine, Z Beamlet Laser (ZBL), Mykonos, Thor, STAR, Vulcan, and the Advanced Pulsed Power Development Laboratory. The Group uses CREO®, SolidWorks®, Windchill®, ABAQUS®, ANSYS®, CTH, and SIERRA engineering analysis and design platforms in support of the Center’s programs. This team is part of the Radiation, Electrical and High Energy Density Science (REHEDS) Research Foundation at Sandia.
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.
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: 692192
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
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