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Risk Management Science & Engineering 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 Science & Engineering Project Managers (S&E PM) at our California site for the risk management team for the W80-4 LEP. The S&E PM will partner closely with the technical leads to manage and execute risk management. Are you passionate about using your technical experience to provide detailed analysis and recommendations? This role could be a great fit!

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

+ Assess technical and programmatic scope to identify and evaluate risks across the Product Realization Teams (PRTs) and the program
+ Utilize technical expertise to assess risk validity
+ Manage risks and opportunities where both project risks (potential negative outcomes) and project opportunities (potential positive outcomes) are identified, estimated, technically & programmatically assessed and managed through the life of the project.


+ Bachelors degree in relevant science, technology, engineering, or math related field plus five or more years of experience in an R&D (Science and/or Engineering) role and/or technical Science & Engineering Project Manager role; or equivalent combination of education and engineering or scientific experience (such as a Master's degree in relevant STEM field plus one or more years of technical S&E PM experience).
+ Current PMP or equivalent certification, or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire.
+ Knowledge of and experience with standard project management practices for technical work, such as project plan development and control, scope management, project scheduling, cost estimation and management, quality assurance, project staffing, communications planning and management, risk and opportunity management, and procurement management.
+ Proficiency in tools and applications commonly employed in project management activities.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance.


+ Active Q or Top Secret clearance.
+ Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM).
+ Ability to make decisions requiring scientific or engineering judgment across more than one field.
+ Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
+ Ability to effectively communicate across project controls, business, and science and engineering disciplines.
+ Ability to collaborate with management at all levels, customers, other organizations, and technical leads.
+ Experience working nuclear weapon programs/projects at the system and component levels.
+ Experience working with the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, or the Department of Defense.
+ Project management education and certification(s).

Department Description:

The Sandia California site is looking for a Risk Manager for the W80-4 Life Extension Program. The risk team is responsible for using engineering experience to execute the project management responsibilities specific to risk management for the modernization and stockpile Nuclear Weapons Program, the W80-4 LEP. 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. The Nuclear Weapons Programs three principal thrusts are: (1) overseeing the enduring nuclear weapons stockpile; (2) innovative analyses and evolution of warhead systems, subsystems, and components; their production and deployment; along with the development of supporting technologies; and (3) the safe, effective, and environmentally responsible dismantlement and disposal of weapons retired from the stockpile. Informed with technical expertise in engineering, the S&E PMs provide and employ program/project management (PM) resources to plan, execute, manage, and report major program aspects specific to risk management. These include risk identification, risk assessment, SCURA analysis, review board facilitation, risk closeout, risk handling, and communication with Nuclear Security Enterprise Stakeholders.

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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-01-11 Expires: 2021-02-11

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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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