Facilities Mechanical Engineer (Early/Mid-Career) - Hybrid

Sandia National Laboratories

Livermore, USA

Job posting number: #7221411 (Ref:Sa692881)

Posted: March 25, 2024

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: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a dedicated and highly motivated individual to join our Facilities Management team as a Facilities Mechanical Engineer (Job Title: Mechanical Engineer). Our fast paced, National Laboratory setting necessitates that the candidate be comfortable with ambiguity and variability of assignment and accept the value of being in a service group. We seek a well-rounded individual, adept at problem solving in a variety of settings.

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

  • Perform mechanical building and site infrastructure system designs, or oversee design by others, and integrate these to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient operations
  • Lead or be a part of a multi-disciplined group in the design and develop design & construction document packages to meet customer requirements, relevant building codes, environmental regulations, safety regulations, and corporate standards
  • Perform engineering analysis, calculations, and develop construction drawings and specifications sufficient to define systems for modification or new construction
  • Oversee design and construction efforts, through in-house and external resources, to meet established scope, schedule, and cost outcomes
  • Manage and interface with external, contracted resources for the completion of construction work in compliance with Federal procurement processes
  • Develop and/or contribute to development of project plans, schedules, and estimates
  • Inspect construction progress in accordance with design requirements, codes, customer needs, and site standards
  • Review plans for constructability and completeness as well as improve cost effectiveness and customer satisfaction
  • Summarize completed construction and planning efforts through project close out processes to maintain site standards and documentation
  • Review, troubleshoot, and understand building and infrastructure mechanical systems to ensure they will meet customer needs and expectations and remain in compliance with relevant Building and Safety Codes

The selected applicant can work a combination of onsite and offsite work. The selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary.

When applying to this requisition, you may be interviewed by one of several Facilities Organizations.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Master’s degree in mechanical engineering
  • Ability to obtain Engineer-in-Training (EIT) in the State of California within 2 years of hire
  • PMP certification from the Project Management Institute
  • Ability to obtain Professional Engineer license (PE) in the State of California
  • Experience performing mechanical design for various building systems, HVAC, plumbing, or other specialized mechanical design relevant to modification/sustainment of existing facilities
  • Knowledge of California Building Codes and California environmental regulations
  • Ability to manage projects from concept through design and construction
  • Experience utilizing AutoCad or similar drafting software

About Our Team:

The Facilities Management organization operates and maintains existing buildings and utilities; modifies, and constructs new buildings; demolishes substandard structures; and provides site services for customers. This includes providing a variety of logistics services including shipping, receiving, hazardous material transportation, mail services, material handling, fleet services, occupant relocations, event setups, corporate storage, and property management. We enable current-day and future mission success through teaming with the mission in strategic planning that establishes priorities and focuses efforts to nurture and advance the capabilities of our facilities, infrastructure, and operations. We strive to accomplish these activities in an efficient, flexible, safe, and cost-effective manner while creating a work environment that helps attract and retain the best employees to support the objectives of both Sandia and the Department of Energy.

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:

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.

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: 692881

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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