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Systems Engineering Project Manager Experienced

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Sandia National Laboratories

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Systems Engineering Project Manager (Experienced)

Sandia National Laboratories



Job #685192625

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to work closely with the technical staff, project leads and managers to execute project management activities.

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

Team with technical leads, staff, and managers to make recommendations to influence key decision makers within the bound of project scope.

Identify and proactively work with project teams and Leadership in resolution of gaps and barriers to project success.

Analyze, prepare, validate, and maintain cost estimates, detailed baseline budgets, work package agreements, and cost variance reports.

Administer change control to schedule and budgets, ensuring appropriate changes are documented via change control processes.

Work with team of engineers and technicians to resolve complex hardware realization or resolve issues with existing hardware.

Provide leadership in working closely with the technical leads and engineering staff to analyze, scope, plan, schedule, and budget the appropriate work to achieve objectives.

Lead the development and management of a resource-loaded schedule that accurately reflects milestones, deliverables, resource needs, and project costs.

Lead in identifying emergent risks and prioritizing, quantifying, and implementing mitigation plans.

Provide detailed analysis and reporting of project status utilizing tools such as Primavera P6 or MS Project.

Travel as required for training or to support project efforts


Master's degree in a relevant STEM discipline plus 2 years demonstrated experience in technical Project Management or a Bachelor's degree in relevant STEM discipline and 6 years demonstrated experience in Project Management; or Master's degree in relevant STEM discipline and 2 years demonstrated experience in Project Management

Demonstrable experience with scheduling tools such as Primavera P6 or MS Project

Demonstrable experience developing cost estimates and cost reports utilizing appropriate software tools

Knowledge of Earned Value Management principles and methodology.

Demonstrated ability to understand complex engineering programs, bridge technical challenges, and deliver on project objectives

Ability to obtain PMP or equivalent certification within one year of hire

Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance


Experience on complex, highly technical development projects

PMP or equivalent certification

Experience conducting risk analysis formally managing risk

Experience applying Earned Value Management principles and methodology

Demonstrated success at working with all levels of staff and management

Knowledge of the Sandia and product realization process

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to make decisions

Ability to work in a results-oriented and high-performance teaming environment

Department Description:

The Pulsed Power Sciences Center (1600) at Sandia National Laboratories is accountable for advancing the understanding, development, and application of pulsed power for the missions of the nuclear weapons program. The Center also utilizes its major experimental, theoretical, and computational capabilities to meet the national security and fundamental science needs of numerous Sandia and external customers. Center 1600 is Sandia's homebase organization for research in High Energy Density Physics (HEDP), Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF), Advanced Radiography, Pulsed Power Science and Technology, and Fusion Technologies.

The Pulsed Power Engineering Department (1693) supports the engineering needs for the Pulsed Power Sciences Center by providing advanced engineering, design, and documentation services supporting the Z Machine, Sandia's Pulsed Power Sciences Center's flag ship program, and all other fusion and pulsed power hardware and technology development and maintenance needs. Additionally, the department supports other Sandia groups with engineering services by performing analysis and design. We maintain the required technical expertise needed to design, deliver, and support robust and cost effective pulsed power systems.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s 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: ~~~

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

Updated 06/13/2018

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Company Profile
Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Sandia Corporation operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

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