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Job ID: 659201
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Livermore, CA
Job Title:Project Controller (Early/Mid-Career)



We are seeking a Project Controller who can execute and improve project management services for the Cyber program, which is a portfolio of projects with annual spend of approximately $26M. This position is critical to the overall success of the program and is frequently relied upon to provide detailed analysis and recommendations to leadership. The Project Controller will work in partnership with a Project Manager to deliver integrated service to the portfolio. On any given day, you may be called upon to:

+ Plan, monitor, control, and report on project cost/schedule/scope
+ Lead the acquisition of new work through proposal management
+ Represent the company externally with sponsors and vendors
+ Develop and maintain revenue and cash flow forecasts
+ Resolve policy or contracting issues affecting program success
+ Manage communication to program/project stakeholders



+ Manages changes in project scope, schedule, and budget using the appropriate change control system.
+ Ensures the change requests are complete and meet process requirements.
+ Supports the development of project plans, Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), schedules, and milestones appropriate to the scale of the project.


+ Ensures that all work is identified, defined, and appropriately managed.


+ Partners with technical leads to develop and define project schedule including task definition, sequencing, duration, and resource loading.
+ Implements controls to ensure that the project is completed on schedule.
+ Develop recovery plans to address schedule variance.


+ Develops project budgets in collaboration with technical teams.
+ Oversees project spend, commitments, burn rates and forecasts.
+ Manages processes for ensuring that the project is completed within budget constraints using cost estimation, budget determination, budget tracking, and cost control.
+ Addresses budget concerns with management and customers.
+ Develop corrective actions to address cost variance.


+ Maintains data integrity of program information such as proposal activity, active projects and closed projects.


+ Supports all internal and external reviews, assessments, and audits.
+ Ensures timely generation, collection, dissemination, storage, and disposition of project information.
+ Serves as the project interface with internal Sandia organizations as well as external customers and suppliers.
+ Prepares timely and accurate reports which highlight key technical and programmatic issues and summarizes information for presentation to project stakeholders.


+ Ensures risks and opportunities are integrated with schedule and budget.

**Procurement** :

+ Provides oversight for procurement activities to ensure that goods and services of the proper quality are obtained as required by the project.


+ Experience in managing projects throughout all phases: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, Closing.
+ Demonstrated experience in making risk informed decisions and communicating across project disciplines.
+ Ability to lead without positional authority.
+ Ability to produce work products that demonstrate attention to detail.
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to tailor presentation to audience.
+ Demonstrated organizational skills, including the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure and/or ambiguous environment.
+ Demonstrated teaming skills, including the ability to work effectively with peers, other organizations, project sponsors, program stakeholders, and suppliers.
+ Knowledge of management practices, assurance processes, business operations, fiscal and scheduling systems, and acquisition standards.
+ Proficiency in tools and applications commonly used in project management such as Microsoft Excel, Project, and/or Primavera.
+ Ability to apply both business and technical concepts.


+ Requires Bachelor's degree in Business or relevant discipline and up to 2 years of demonstrated experience in Project Controls; or Master's degree in relevant discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience with leadership approval.
+ Ability to obtain PMP or equivalent certification within 2 years of hire.
+ Must be flexible to rotate to other assignments as programmatic priorities change.


+ Active DOE clearance
+ Current PMP certification
+ Defense industry experience
+ Experience working within the DOE National Labs complex or with FFRDCs
+ Knowledge of relevant product domain in Energy or Homeland Security

The Broader National Security (8152) Mission Partners Department is responsible for providing matrixed business and project management expertise to the DHS and Defense Systems Center (8700).

We have an opening for a talented project management professional with a passion for science and technology to support Sandia?s Cyber Program. You will join a team that partners with scientists and engineers to deliver on important national security missions.

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 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:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-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 Q-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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