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Space Systems Engineering Project Manager (Experienced) - Onsite

Sandia National Labs

Sandia National Labs

Software Engineering, Operations
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

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:

Science and Engineering Project Manager – (Mid-Level)

Lead science and engineering projects supporting real-world missions that advance our national security.

As part of Sandia’s Space Mission Engineering Program Office (SMEPO) you will lead science and engineering projects that will advance our national security in space. You will have real impact supporting compelling real-world missions.

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  • You will find your “space” in National security

  • Work on real-world missions

  • Work with extraordinary people

  • You will build relationships with partners and influencers:

  • Regular customer interaction

  • Represent Sandia within the technical community

  • Mentor junior staff

  • Help to develop new business

  • Travel to engage partners

  • You will lead projects that matter to your nation

  • Support the development lifecycle

  • Deliver results on time and within budget

  • You will have an active part in guiding the direction of the group

  • Drive new proposals

  • Strategize with other senior staff

Salary Range:

$101,400 - $201,400

*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 relevant STEM discipline plus five years of technical experience

  • Current PMP certification or equivalent certification, or the ability to obtain within 12 months

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q and SCI clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Active Q clearance, or equivalent

  • Active DoE SCI clearance

  • Demonstrated Project or Program Management experience

  • Demonstrated experience leading technical teams

  • Experience with DOD and/or IC space organizations

  • Demonstrated experience developing new business

  • Outstanding verbal and written skills

  • Ability to develop and present briefings that are clear and compelling

  • Ability to work in fast-paced environments

About Our Team:

The Space Mission Engineering Program Office is focused on developing future program opportunities, engaging with key external communities, agencies, and industrial entities. We team with the broad S&T community to drive the development of technologies that differentiate Sandia as a key member of the Nation’s space community.

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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.

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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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.

Job ID: 692094