Senior Manager, Safety and Health Engineering - Onsite

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7246614 (Ref:Sa693450)

Posted: June 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 a passionate leader and looking for your next exciting opportunity? We want you to join our team as the Senior Manager of Safety and Health Engineering at Sandia National Laboratories. In this position, you will lead the strategic and day-to-day implementation of Sandia’s Worker Safety and Health (WSHP) program to enable safe and effective execution of Sandia’s national security mission.

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

  • Partner with organizations throughout the Laboratories to understand the mission needs and provide safety and health expertise and resources to enable mission success.
  • Develop, implement, and sustain Sandia’s Worker Safety and Health Program (WSHP) and Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) to support mission needs, reduce worker injuries and illness, and meet Department of Energy (DOE) regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and implement strategic solutions to support continual improvement of Sandia’s safety culture, organizational performance, talent development, inclusion and diversity, and mission execution.
  • Evaluate and monitor program performance to ensure continuous improvement opportunities as a key component of work planning at Sandia.
  • Coordinate lab wide communication strategies and products with the matrixed communication specialists for worker safety and health campaigns.
  • Ensure day-to-day operations of the Safety and Health Engineering Group are in alignment with the mission objective and are compliant, efficient, and effective.
  • Develop and manage measures and metrics, monitoring programs, key performance indicators, and assessment programs to ensure that directorate goals are attained.
  • Integrate and collaborate with other ES&H Senior Managers, matrixed Business Partners, and other key stakeholders; and provide support to the Center Director that is in alignment with the vision, mission, and strategic objectives necessary to meet current and future mission needs and growth.
  • Promote a transparent and strong relationship with the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Sandia Field Office, and other government agencies and regulators.
  • Advise executive management on government legislation, Department of Energy (DOE) contractual compliance requirements, and SNL’s policies and procedures.
  • May be asked to serve in a leadership role as an on-call Emergency Director for real-world activations of the Emergency Operations Center and provide expertise in all aspects of incident management and coordination to protect people, property, environment, and the national security mission.

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

Salary Range:

$175,100 - $297,800

*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.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study (e.g., Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, Toxicology, Occupational Safety, etc.) or a closely related STEM field, plus (10) or more years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience/relevant knowledge with safety and health related regulations, programs, and activities (e.g., industrial hygiene, safety engineering, occupational safety, laser safety, chemical safety, explosive safety, biological safety, construction safety).
  • A minimum of (5) years of demonstrated management and/or leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated experience leading high visibility projects or initiatives.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Master's Degree in related STEM field of study (e.g., Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, Toxicology, Occupational Safety, etc.)
  • ES&H Professional Certifications (Certified Safety Professional, Certified Safety Manager, Certified Industrial Hygienist, or Professional Engineer).
  • Proven ability in establishing trust-based and effective relationships with staff, stakeholders, regulatory oversight, and all levels of leadership.
  • Experience establishing and sustaining a compliant DOE 10 CFR 851 Worker Safety and Health Program.
  • Knowledge of the NNSA mission, programs, capabilities, and unique hazards or like experience at other national laboratories or sites.
  • Existing relationships with other Labs, sites, or plants throughout the DOE/NNSA Enterprise and/or other communities of practice or working groups.
  • Experience in accident investigations, casual analysis, or other related processes.
  • Experience participating/supporting emergency response activities or Emergency Operations Center environments during drills, exercises, or actual emergencies.
  • Demonstrated experience interfacing and collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders to include senior-level Labs and federal leadership, and local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Demonstrated effective oral, analytical, written, and communications skills through practical experience providing presentations or briefings to senior/executive-level management or other relevant public speaking experience.
  • Active DOE Q-level security clearance.

About Our Team:

The Safety and Health Engineering Group is the steward of the Corporate Worker Safety and Health Program and Integrated Safety Management System. Our mission is to partner with Sandia’s Line organizations to provide safety and health expertise and services that enable safe execution of Sandia’s national security mission. Our people are world class safety and health professionals and maintain knowledge of current regulatory requirements, experience in technically challenging operations and serve the corporation in managing occupational safety and health risks. We are committed to quality and continuous improvement and determined to make a significant, positive impact on the safety culture at the Laboratories.

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: 693450

Job Family: ES

Regular/Temporary Position: R

Full/Part-Time Status: F

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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Job posting number:#7246614 (Ref:Sa693450)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque,New Mexico
United States
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