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Project Manager (Experienced)

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 seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented Project Manager to support Nuclear Deterrence programs at the California site to partner with the system engineering teams. Are you passionate about project management? This could be the job for you! You will use your expertise to lead teams and deliver results and will frequently engage with sponsors and customers.

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

+ Participate in customer meetings
+ Develop, coordinate, and present briefings
+ Define scope according to the customers programmatic requirements
+ Assess project risks and opportunities
+ Manage action items and deliverables
+ Analyze and develop reports on cost, schedule and performance
+ Facilitate collaboration and cross-functional integration
+ Develop and lead programmatic processes


+ Bachelor's degree in Business or relevant discipline plus five or more years of experience in Project Management; or Master's degree in relevant discipline and one or more years of demonstrated experience in Project Management
+ Experience proposing and implementing programmatic processes and procedures
+ Experience with standard project management practices, such as project plan development, integration management, scope management, project scheduling, cost estimation and management, quality assurance, resource management, communications planning and management, risk and opportunity management, and procurement management
+ Proficiency in tools and applications commonly employed in project management activities
+ Experience making risk-informed decisions and communicating across project areas
+ Active U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency


+ Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM) and associated systems, configuration management, budgeting, tracking, quality assurance
+ Ability to acquire PMP certification or equivalent
+ Experience with EV tools, such as Cobra, Acumen, Primavera, or Empower
+ Experience working nuclear weapon programs/projects at the system and component levels and experience working with the DOE, NNSA, or DOD
+ Solid ability to manage projects involving substantial resources ($30M/year or greater).
+ Proven teaming skills and leadership abilities, including leading successful projects
+ Ability to effectively communicate (including presentations) and experience training and mentoring new team members
+ Subject matter expertise in one or more standard project management practices
+ Knowledge of management practices, assurance processes, business operations, fiscal and scheduling systems, and acquisition standards.

Department Description:

The Sandia California site has multiple Project Management departments within the Nuclear Deterrence Portfolio. These teams execute the project management responsibilities for the modernization and stockpile Nuclear Weapons Programs. The Nuclear Weapons Programs are responsible for assuring the safety, reliability and security of U.S. nuclear weapons, enabling the defense of our nation through our nuclear strategic deterrent. These departments are also an integral part of the Division 8000 Nuclear Weapons (NW) Project Management Office (PMO). Project Managers may be assigned to a variety of different programs including the Mark 21 Fuze, W80-4 Life Extension Program, W87-1 Modification Program, B83, W87, and W80 Stockpile Programs, and a variety of Nuclear Weapon component teams.

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) 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.

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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-11-13 Expires: 2020-12-14

 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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