CADD Team Lead, Facilities

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.

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.

Salary Range

$88,600 – $146,200

*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.

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a Facilities Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) team lead to join our team! The selected applicant will lead a team of CADD professionals that support all SNL sites, facilities, and infrastructure. The Facilities CADD Team Lead manages the CADD work and ensures that drafting and design requirements are captured and delivered in accordance with Facilities design standards and project performance objectives. You will manage and coordinate specific deliverables, overall program and project plans, budgets, structures, schedules, and staffing requirements.

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

  • Provide leadership, coaching, development, mentorship, and technical expertise for the CADD team
  • Lead the members of the CADD Team to maintain Facilities design record drawings.
  • Serve as the Facilities liaison with SNL IT as the CADD product manager to influence the unique needs of Facilities and assist in keeping the suite of CADD products operate and are configured to meet initiatives.
  • Help develop and maintain project schedule, project budget and risk register.
  • Coordinate employee recruitment, selection, training, work assignments, recognition and disciplinary actions and contribute to performance assessments.
  • Ensure that customer needs are satisfied by managing and coordinating specific deliverables, project plans, budgets, structures, schedules, and staffing requirements.
  • Contribute to the acquisition and development of staff resources, capabilities, and existing and future projects.
  • Conduct performance reviews and provide staff feedback for continued improvement.
  • Lead the Architecture/Engineering partners for CADD standards and drawing management.
  • Perform project construction document quality control reviews
  • Perform assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems with the support of the project team.
  • Coordinate with Facilities Area Management teams and In-house design teams to ensure that record documents are available to support activities.
  • Subject matter expert for creation and maintaining of CADD standard documents.

This position is eligible for telecommuting and the selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary.

Qualifications We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline plus five (5) or more years of CADD experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience (Associate’s + 9 years, no degree + 13 years)
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
    • AutoCAD, ProjectWise, MS Office, Access, Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOE L-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Professional registration and/or certification in CADD related areas.
  • Leadership and decision-making skills
  • Experience in the development of metrics.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and customer relation communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Sandia’s programs, processes, and administrative systems.
  • Understand and translate the organization’s mission and strategic direction into challenging and meaningful goals and objectives for direct reports.
  • Experience using Maximo and TRIRIGA.
  • Ability to work in a team-focused environment and exercise discretion while effectively communicating with staff and managers.
  • Knowledge of process design and the ability to describe the overall flow.
  • Knowledge of Sandia National Laboratories’ infrastructure and site practices and procedures.

About Our Team

Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CADD) provides services such as drafting, as-built drawings, drawing records and configuration management, and maintains standard drawings and details. Our team apply’s multi-discipline engineering systems expertise to design, draft, and engage in information gathering and systems interpretation We work with planning, space, architects, and engineering personnel to support engineering, operations and maintenance projects. We also assist with the performance of quality assurance reviews on project documents and updates.

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

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 L-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 the 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.

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