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Engineering Program/Project Lead (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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We are seeking a highly-motivated Engineering Program/Project Lead who is passionate about building a safe and healthy work culture to join our dynamic Safety and Health Engineering team as the Pressure Safety Program Manager. The position requires the development and maintenance of a high-quality pressure safety program and performance of high-quality, technically-sound assessment of pressure systems. This role has high visibility with both laboratory wide impact and NNSA/DOE complex impact.

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

+ Perform assessment of a wide variety of pressure systems from R&D laboratory systems to facility systems to production systems.
+ Assure Sandias Pressure Safety program not only is compliant with all laws and regulations but is also a model for the NNSA/DOE communities.
+ Identify problems and identify potential control strategies to mitigate or control risks.
+ Perform technical pressure safety program assessments.
+ Collaborate with other highly-trained professionals to strengthen the pressure safety program and ensure efficient implementation.
+ Work in partnership with senior leadership, mission execution organizations, other Safety and Health Engineering staff, and others as needed to assure safety and mission success.

In this role the person will have pressure safety responsibility for all Sandia sites including but not limited to Sandia NM, Sandia CA, Tonopah Test Range, Kauai Launch Complex, and other remote locations. Sandia pressure systems range from standard industrial pressure systems to those in Sandias high-tech R&D FABs, explosives test operations, and R&D research laboratories.

Occasional unplanned and planned travel will occur.


+ Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.
+ Ten years of relevant experience with complex PS operations, including PS Safety, Engineering, Operations, and Quality.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance and higher clearances as necessary.


+ PS safety program development and operation in a complex dynamic environment.
+ Work experience applying safety principles in a research and development environment.
+ PhD in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field.
+ Experience performing safety training.
+ Experience with conducting readiness reviews.
+ Understanding of DOE orders/codes/standards.
+ Current DOE L-level or Q-level security clearance.
+ Experience in roles such as SNL pressure advisor, pressure installer, or pressure operator and implementing pressure safety requirements on SNL applications are positive attributes that will be considered.
+ Formal training and knowledge of vacuum and cryogen technologies (liquid nitrogen, liquid helium, etc.).
+ Broad understanding of OSHA regulations, ASME Codes, NFPA Codes, DOT regulations, CGA, ANSI standards and DOE/DOD Orders/standards will be valued.
+ ASME certification related to pressure safety
+ CSP (Certified Safety Professional)
+ Self-starter who can work with line customers and other Safety professionals in a fast-paced, critical deadline, teaming atmosphere.
+ Strong customer service and teamwork experience.
+ Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
+ Ability to work effectively with others.

Department Description:

Partners with organizations and workforce to assure safe operations. Responsible for Pressure Safety, Electrical Safety, Biological Safety, Laser Safety, NANO Material Safety, Beryllium Program.

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:

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.

EEO Statement:

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.


Posted: 2019-09-02 Expires: 2019-10-03

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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