Manager, R&D Science and Engineering (531) - ONSITE

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7184162 (Ref:Sa691755)

Posted: October 3, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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. What Your Job Will Be Like: We are seeking a Manager, R&D Science and Engineering to play a key role in understanding the trade-off between nuclear safety principle ideals and engineering implementation constraints, and subsequently establishing a clear independent technical position on nuclear safety risks. A successful manager in this position will have a combination of nuclear weapons related technical knowledge, strong leadership in potentially contentious situations, and an ability to effectively partner with others while delivering difficult messages. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Guide the work of your department and staff. + Understand the work of your organization and connect the work and expertise of your staff with potential beneficiaries, collaborators, and customers + Promote excellence by leading and coordinating specific work, overall program and project plans, budgets, structures, schedules, and staffing requirements + Build trust-based relationships to ensure that customer needs are satisfied + Apply organization knowledge and experience to independently judge work quality, performance, and alignment of results with customer expectations + Build and strengthen your team to include hiring, professional development, and performance management + Counsel and assist your employees and management on government legislation, U.S. Department of Energy contract compliance, and Sandia National Laboratories' policies or procedures to ensure compliance + Coordinate with your peer 530 managers to ensure consistency in our approach to conducting assessments across the stockpile, and identifying opportunities for improved efficacy. + Engage as a Weapon Oversight Manager for Weapon Assessment Teams (WATs), coordinating with your system/component points of contact to ensure clear delivery of WAT assessment results. + Lead an experienced team of safety assessors to deliver meaningful assessments that are technically credible, address top areas of concern, and clearly articulate the impact of the result(s). + Support and oversee the effective Sandia participation in the NNSA Nuclear Explosive Safety Study Group (NESSG) Qualifications We Require: + Undergraduate and graduate degree (Master's or PhD) in a STEM discipline (for example: physics, chemistry, math, engineering, computer science) + Plus (8) or more years of engineering or scientific experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to lead independent weapon system and component technical assessment. + Three or more years of experience in leading projects + An active DOE Q-level security clearance + The ability to obtain and maintain Sigma 14/15 access Qualifications We Desire: + Three or more years of Sandia management experience + Experience in a nuclear weapons organization + Experience with nuclear surety, use control, and Trust concepts and/or assessment or experience with similar topics in a different domain + Experience with Nuclear Explosive Safety Study Group (NESSG) + Experience with Independent Technical Assessment and SNL NW Stockpile annual assessment + Qualified derivative classifier in the area of NW surety + Demonstrated superior communication skills, oral and written + Demonstrated teaming skills + Customer relations experience About Our Team: The Nuclear Safety Assessment Department is responsible for providing independent assessments for nuclear weapon safety activities at the Laboratories. This includes the assessment of current and future safety components, subsystems, systems, ancillary equipment, testers, training and operations in terms of modern requirements and safety standards. Also included is the training and managing of the Sandia members of the NNSA Nuclear Explosives Safety team and the Sandia technical experts on the DoD Nuclear Weapon Safety Study Group. This department is the liaison to NNSA for existing nuclear safety orders, standards and implementation plans. 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. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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: 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. NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs: If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs. If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date. Job ID: 691755

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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