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Project Manager, W80-4 Life Extension Program - Test & Qualification (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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We are seeking a Project Manager to team with the W80-4 Joint Test Integration Lead and the rest of the Joint Test Integration Team to plan and execute joint test activities with the Department of Defense (DoD) and their Long Range Stand Off (LRSO) missile contractors. Work closely with other Sandia Laboratories W80-4 teams such as the System Qualification, War Reserve Design, Handling-Gear Engineering, Aircraft Compatibility, Environments Engineering, Surveillance, Warhead Integration Team, and the Joint Test Assembly (JTA) Product Realization Teams to plan and execute the required scope. The Joint Test Team Project Manager will work side-by-side with the Joint Test Integration Lead to help lead the team to conduct the following:

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

+ Negotiate test objectives and milestones with the DoD and its LRSO contractors
+ Develop and manage a test execution schedule anchored by LRSO joint test milestones
+ Identify and track joint test risks and further coordination with the W80-4 system qualification team as required
+ Document and manage internal and external SNL-related joint test action items
+ Organize and manage weekly joint test team tag up meetings, including reviewing upcoming meetings/attendance, xx day schedule look ahead
+ Manage team roster, including roles and responsibilities
+ Develop, manage, and document joint test activities in accordance with the W80-4 Test Lifecycle Guidance
+ Build and manage an external SharePoint site for collaboration and information sharing between Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories warhead team and external LRSO stakeholders
+ Ability to travel at least twice a month to Sandia California and customer locations


+ Bachelors degree in relevant discipline, or equivalent:

- higher degree (MS, PhD) in relevant discipline; or
- experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job
- Regardless of education or achievements, must have at least 2 years experience leading projects
+ Experience with P6 and Earned Value Management Systems
+ Active DoE L-level Security Clearance (or DoD equivalent)


+ Knowledge of the Nuclear Deterrence Mission and Modernization Programs
+ Experience partnering with external customers such as the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and/or the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC)
+ Technical background or ability/willingness to gain an understanding of the technical scope
+ Ability to think strategically and understand the big picture
+ Possess the ability to think critically and identify innovative solutions
+ Ability to work and excel in an ambiguous, dynamic and fast paced environments

Department Description:

The W80-4 & B61-12 Progam Management Department (Organization 10433) provides exceptional project management and controls expertise in support of Sandia National Laboratories and its Nuclear Deterrence Mission, primarily for the B61-12 Life Extension Program and the W80-4 Life Extension Program. We partner closely with the technical line to execute the project management deliverables required by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Our team consists of highly skilled individuals with extensive knowledge of the processes, tools and techniques utilized to manage these large and complex programs.

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) L security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD).

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 maintain a DOE L-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: 2021-01-11 Expires: 2021-02-11

 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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