Project Manager (Mid-Career/Experienced)

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 – $172,300

*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 self-motivated Project Managers who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment at either our California or New Mexico sites. The PM role is critical to the overall success of the W80-4 Systems Team and will be frequently relied upon to respond to urgent requests, integrate across project management disciplines, and work with the technical team to complete deliverables.

This role is for a project manager that will provide leadership to develop innovate approaches to support programmatic activities. In this role, the Project Manager will partner closely with the W80-4 Systems Team to execute programmatic deliverables and support activities for assurance, reporting, capabilities management, tool/solutions development, process development and/or program management. This position offers the opportunity to work with a wide range of internal and external sponsors, customers, and partners.

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

  • Coordinate schedule development, oversee resource loading, lead schedule integration, and evaluate the Critical Path.
  • Develop reports with respect to Primavera P6 schedules.
  • Coordinate change requests for scope, schedule and/or cost.
  • Analyze schedule and cost driven risks and inform decision making.
  • Lead Project Controller(s) to ensure schedule/cost quality and milestone alignment.
  • Bridge communication between the technical team and the systems/component groups.
  • Coordinate with KCNSC, LLNL, NNSA, production agencies throughout the NNSA nuclear security enterprise, and Department of Defense organizations.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite at least 40% of the time, depending on business needs.

Applicants on this requisition may be interviewed by multiple organizations at Sandia National Laboratories.

Qualifications We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or other relevant field plus five or more years of experience in Project Management; or equivalent experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job
  • Experience with standard project management practices, such as project plan development, scope management, project scheduling, cost estimation and management, quality assurance, resource management, communications planning and management, risk and opportunity management, and procurement management
  • Experience working with project management tools and applications (e.g., Primavera P6, ARC, Oracle, CET, PMT, Cobra, Empower, and/or ARM)
  • Active DOE Q-level security clearance or equivalent

Qualifications We Desire

  • Knowledge of the Nuclear Deterrence (ND) complex and product realization process
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to develop and lead early-career staff
  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Experience working with design and production agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with science and engineering technical management and staff
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to team and work effectively with other organizations, project sponsors and customers, and suppliers

About Our Team

W80-4 Project Management (Organizations 8125 and 8126) are comprised of a unique blend of Project Managers, Project Controllers, Operation Integration Professionals, ASAs and Technologists who provide program management expertise to the programmatic needs of the W80-4 Systems Team. Our efforts in assurance, reporting, and program management ensure alignment with our customer’s requirements and our national security needs.

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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*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.


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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