The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
20 days old
2018-04-062018-05-07

Engineering Prog/Proj Lead (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking a Engineering Program/Project Lead



Department 6811 is seeking a candidate to work with international partners to develop systems to protect nuclear and radiological materials\. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to provide leadership in identifying issues and creating, validating, communicating, and implementing innovative strategies to accomplish a broad range of programmatic goals in collaboration with sponsors and partners\. A key part of this position will be to develop and implement training programs to contribute to a growing Sustainability Program\. Primary training programs will include national response force, table top exercise, alarm response, regulations development, and other training that will foster partner country adoption and sustainability of deployed physical security systems\. Many of the training situations will involve law enforcement, military, and other first responders\. The successful candidate will also use an understanding of science, engineering, and systems engineering and integration to design physical protection and security systems, conduct pre and post vulnerability analyses, and conduct acceptance testing on completed systems\. Writing clear statements of work, technical proposals, and teaming with several internal Sandia organizations, such as Procurement, Export Control, and Business Partners are integral to success in this position\. The successful candidate will leverage a wide range of Sandia science, engineering, and mission support capabilities to accomplish objectives, as well as collaborate and coordinate activities across a diverse set of partners including international and domestic government officials, other US government laboratories, NGOs, industry, and academia\. The successful candidate will develop and apply program management approaches to evaluate and report status of cost, schedule, and performance to management and customers; provide frequent presentations and written reports to a variety of audiences\.



Required:



Advanced degree or demonstrated equivalent experience in in fields related to physical protection systems and training \(e\.g\., law enforcement, education\)



Demonstrated experience in international or domestic nuclear nonproliferation, counterproliferation, and radiological material security principles and concepts\.



At least two years of experience in physical security systems \(including instruction and training on physical security systems\), vulnerability analysis, and working knowledge of law enforcement and other first responder tactics\.



Experience delivering international training and workshops\.



Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L clearance\.



Desired:



Familiarity with NNSAs Global Material Security program content, approach, and priorities



Formal project management training or equivalent experience in managing projects\. Demonstrated ability to lead teams and to work in a very fast paced, changing environment\.



Ability to assist in writing funding proposals and engage with sponsor on opportunities, technology needs, and training gaps\.



Demonstrated versatility, political savvy, and high tolerance for ambiguity\.



Knowledge of nuclear and radioactive materials and their applications\.



Experience using project management tools\.



Demonstrated strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills\.



Demonstrated ability to work on multi\-disciplinary teams and within the DOE complex to deliver results\.



Ability and willingness to frequently travel domestically and internationally



Department Description:



The International Nuclear/Radiological Security Department works with international partners to address the threat of illicit use of high\-priority nuclear and radiological materials\. This work is accomplished through the pillars of Remove \(removing and disposing of excess or orphaned nuclear and radiological sources\), Reduce \(promoting the replacement of radioactive sources with non\-isotopic technologies\), and Protect \(increasing security where high\-priority nuclear and radiological materials are required\)\. Our department primarily supports DOE/NNSA/NA\-21's Office of Radiological Security to improve the protection of both radiological and nuclear material in civilian locations that could be used in either a Radiological Dispersal Device \(RDD\) or an Improvised Nuclear Device \(IND\)\. Currently, we conduct our work in over 25 countries on 5 continents\. We apply our expertise in a systematic life\-cycle approach including analysis, design, implementation, training, operation and sustainment, and disposal/disposition\. Additionally, we provide expert training in how to effectively search for and secure orphan or lost sources\. This methodical approach ensures that the materials that could threaten our homeland security are protected throughout the world\.



About Sandia:



Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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: http://www\.sandia\.gov



\*These benefits vary by job classification\.



Security Clearance:



Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted L\-level security clearance\.



Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.



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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.



EEO Statement:



Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

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