Technical Business Development Specialist - Experienced (Onsite)

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7236089 (Ref:Sa693185)

Posted: April 11, 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:*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you passionate about facilitating relationships and providing solutions to support Sandia’s program development and partnerships goals? Do you dream of supporting a highly-technical organization through the process of attracting and bringing in new partners? If so, you will want to apply for this opportunity as a Technical Business Development Specialist.

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

  • Partner with Sandia’s program areas to identify and develop new customers and retain existing customers in the Energy and Science sectors.
  • Manage proposal development efforts and processes
  • Support technology transfer initiatives
  • Formulate technical business development plans, goals, and objectives for program areas and implement these as part of a team
  • Identify and evaluate mission opportunities for further Sandia engagement, develop technical value propositions, and support execution of engagement and capture plans
  • Perform marketing research and analysis

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, plus 5 years relevant experience
  • Experience with marketing, business planning and business development
  • Experience with proposal management
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L Security Clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience with business development within the energy and/or science sectors
  • Experience with Department of Energy funding opportunity announcements, policies and procedures
  • Experience with creating business development related curriculum for researchers
  • Excellent research and analysis skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with customer relationship management
  • Experience with multidisciplinary teams

About Our Team:

The Business Development (BD) Department 1981 provides embedded business development and proposal management to Sandia's science and energy programs. Our team members partner with the technical line to ensure mission success by advancing program development through strategy development, capture planning & proposal management, discovery of sponsor/customer requirements, technology roadmapping, stakeholder/partner engagement, and communicating Sandia’s unique capabilities for science and energy mission needs.

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 L-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 the 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.

Position Information:

This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

Job ID: 693185

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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