Human Resources Business Partner (Experienced) at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM)

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Posting Duration

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.
Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

Salary Range

$73,900 - $142,300
*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like

The HR Talent Management team is currently looking for a passionate Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) who can enable business success through creative thinking, strategic partnerships, and strong relationships as a trusted advisor! Sandia National Laboratories has been on a multi-year journey to transform how it provides Human Resources (HR) services with HRBPs playing a key role in that transformation.
As an HRBP, one will provide full spectrum HR consultation, partnering closely with management and HR subject matter experts to solve organizational challenges through people-related solutions. They will create and implement the end-to-end human capital strategy to support the business in meeting its goals.
Candidates applying on this requisition may be interviewed and/or hired into one of several organizations at Sandia National Laboratories.
On any given day, one may be called upon to:
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the business strategy to provide expert insight and leadership into organizational effectiveness, talent planning, and development
  • Apply people analytics to empower business leaders to make data driven decisions by communicating workforce risks, analyzing workforce trends, and identifying future opportunities
  • Mentor business leaders on leading and managing through times of change or difficult employee matters
  • Act as a change agent to the business and design processes and approaches to prepare the organization for ongoing change and transformation
  • Champion diversity and inclusion
  • Provide problem solving consultation to management and employees on a wide variety of topics
  • Partner with line organizations/management to help define talent needs and workforce plans
  • Drive the department's talent agenda for ensuring thoughtful assessment, development, and goal setting
  • Guide management in annual performance and compensation programs
  • Provide HR project leadership on significant business events within the company, division, center, or group
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to effectively drive the design, implementation, communication, management, and improvement of HR programs and initiatives
  • Identify, recommend, and craft innovative approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in the department and in services performed
The selected applicant can be a virtual worker located in any U.S. State or District of Columbia. Regular or periodic travel to your assigned work location may be required.

Qualifications We Require

  • A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, or another closely related field, plus 5 years of direct professional (exempt) HR experience working with executive leadership; or equivalent experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the job
  • Demonstrated experience in Human Resources theories, principles, and practices, as well as knowledge of federal and state labor laws
  • The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire

  • SHRM-SCP/SHRM-CP certification or HRCI certification (SPHR/PHR)
  • An understanding of HR as an interrelated system of functional operations
  • Experience mentoring, influencing, facilitating, presenting, developing processes, and analyzing/problem solving
  • The ability to thought partner and provide strategic direction to mission partners
  • Strong planning and project management skills
  • Strong analytical skills and proven competence in resolving simple and sophisticated HR and organizational issues
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience preparing and presenting effective verbal and written reports
  • Experience supporting customers in Engineering/Science fields
  • The ability to balance competing priorities in both strategic and day-to-day service delivery
  • An active DOE Q-level security clearance; or other equivalent active security clearance such as DOD Top Secret

About Our Team

The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) Team is responsible for aligning business objectives with customers and leadership across Sandia Labs. We serve as a consultant to management on human resources-related issues and proactively communicate customer needs for cohesive solutions. We also formulate partnerships across the HR functioning units to deliver value-added services and a futuristic approach to problem solving to meet the needs of the organization's customers.

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
  • Generous vacations, strong medical 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

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.


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.
More Information on Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA. Sandia National Laboratories was founded in 1949. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all jobs at Sandia National Laboratories, click here.
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