Engineering Program Project Lead - Performance Assurance (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.

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking an Engineering Program/Project Lead.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
  • Lead an ES&H performance assurance assessments program.
  • Provide daily guidance, tasking, and leadership to ESH professionals and matrix partners supporting the program area, including leading the program vision with alignment to other ESH and Corporate programs.
  • Provide direction, monitor the program area(s), and assign resources, as appropriate, to enable program success.
  • Serve as the corporate authority and subject matter expert for corporate level processes.
  • Document and track system-level performance requirements and develop acceptance criteria for the system and any subsystems.
  • Employ a structured system approach that models the interactions between all components of the performance assurance system and ensures integration.
  • Drive progress and usher in periods of change by inspiring employees, earning trust for new ideas, and fostering confidence among the team and other stakeholders.
  • Lead change by establishing methodologies and approaches to improve or solve problems of significant and unusual complexity through use of ingenuity and innovation.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to facilitate implementation of improvements aligned with mission and strategic objectives.
  • Document and track project risks and interfaces with stakeholders to develop mitigation strategies and contingency plans.
  • Facilitate and participate in assessment result causal analyses efforts.
  • Provide Performance Assurance Program status reports and programmatic data to executive leadership on various frequencies, as requested.
  • Maintain relationships with DOE program oversight at headquarters and the Sandia Field Office, and with colleagues at SNL and other DOE sites.
  • Use customer service skills, employ a consultative approach when providing guidance, and be able to make recommendations based on requirements and circumstances.
  • Collaborate with partners and stakeholders' labs wide to ensure effective implementation and integration of ES&H Performance Assurance processes and applications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications We Require

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline or other relevant area, plus (8) years of relevant experience.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.
  • A minimum of (5) years of experience supporting a federal customer.
  • Strong assessment background, and training and qualification as a Sandia Lead Assessor.
  • Demonstrated engagement in working groups that support assessments and ability to drive consistency and improvements based on that knowledge.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communications.
  • Demonstrated customer service, results, and leadership skills.
  • Causal analysis experience strongly preferred.
  • Sandia and or Environment/Safety and Health experience, including certifications (CSP, CIH), desired.
  • Results oriented individual who has excellent attention to detail and drives for excellence.

About Our Team

Department collects, analyzes, and reports information concerning Sandia's Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) performance; supports ES&H subject matter experts in transforming regulatory requirements into processes, procedures, and websites; provides ES&H expertise in support of the Contractor Assurance System (CAS); and provides subject matter expertise to include occurrence management, issues management, OSHA measures, and assessments. Services include on-site technical assistance, training, document reviews, audits and assessment, ES&H operating experience/lessons learned, analysis of performance assurance information, and providing results of ad hoc queries of safety incident data.

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 1 open jobs at Sandia National Laboratories, click here.
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