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Mechanical Engineer - Facilities Operations (Mid-Career)

Livermore, CA 94550
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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.


We are looking for an energetic individual to join our Facilities Operations team. Our Operations Engineers are responsible for the day to day (immediate) and short-term management of facilitys needs, supporting our facilities team with all building and customer solutions. Our fast paced, National Laboratory setting necessitates that the candidate be comfortable with ambiguity and variability of assignment and embrace the value of being in a service group. We seek a well-rounded individual, adept at problem solving in a variety of settings.

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

+ Assess mechanical building systems and site infrastructure issues, conceptualize potential solutions, make recommendations, and develop project plans
+ Perform engineering analysis, calculations, and develop construction drawings and specifications sufficient to define systems for modification
+ Create long-term capital improvement plans and develop work packages for building and site mechanical systems
+ Provide technical direction, studies and analysis for mechanical systems and provide technical guidance for operations, energy efficiency, conservation, and optimization
+ Review plans for mechanical modifications and improving cost effectiveness and customer satisfaction
+ Review and enhance preventive maintenance procedures on mechanical system assets


+ Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering plus minimum 5 years of relevant experience or Masters degree in mechanical engineering plus 1 or more years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of related education and experience
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance


+ Masters degree in mechanical or electrical engineering
+ Professional Engineer license (PE) in the State of California or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire
+ Proven knowledge / experience in facilities design, construction, and O&M industry best practices and standards
+ Detailed knowledge of HVAC industry and ability to produce specifications for bid purposes
+ Ability to think critically and make decisions requiring engineering judgment
+ Demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to successfully plan, organize, lead, and monitor team efforts to completion
+ Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through to completion on multiple tasks simultaneously
+ Proven ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization with both internal and external customers
+ PMP certification from the Project Management Institute or demonstrated ability to manage projects from concept through design and construction
+ In-depth knowledge and experience with California Building Codes (CBC)
+ In-depth knowledge of California Green Building Standards (CALGreen)
+ Experience with sustainable design and acquiring Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification
+ Excellent oral and written communications skills and presentation skills
+ Experience with AutoCAD or similar drawing software
+ Experience in the tech industry, government laboratories, and/or federal agencies

Department Description:

The Customer Operations Department is responsible for providing Operational, Systems, and Maintenance Engineering solutions and support throughout the CA site with intentional alignment to Mission Areas and Site Planning. The team provides customer advocacy and coordination between the facilities departments to facilitate solutions to customer issues and concerns.

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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.


This job posting is at the Senior level. Member level employees are not eligible for movement into this job. If a Principal level employee applies and is selected, they will be moved into the Senior level and their salary will be adjusted if necessary. Level promotions are not permitted on this requisition.

Employees must remain in their current position for one year before applying for a new position, with the exception of student interns. Application of this requirement will not supersede the Laboratories collective bargaining agreements. See collective bargaining labor agreements for represented bidder eligibility requirements for represented employees.


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.



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 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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