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Senior/Principal Construction Project Manager - Onsite

Sandia National Labs

Sandia National Labs

Livermore, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

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:

Facilities is seeking a hardworking and highly motivated Construction Project Manager (Job Title: Facilities Engineering Project Manager) to join our team. The Construction Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that the project meets scope, schedule, and cost requirements per DOE Orders and Sandia requirements. As the Sandia Delegated Representative, you will be responsible for leading a team of contract construction managers, provide work assignments, issue resolution, mentorship, and guidance for the program. Projects range from supplying utilities for new equipment, increasing energy efficiency and resiliency, renovating existing infrastructure, office, and laboratory space, to construction of new buildings on the approximately 400-acre site with one million square feet of space in Livermore, California.

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

  • Use your relevant technical knowledge to participate in making contributions to the project through gathering and developing the customer's requirements and providing assurance and constructability reviews

  • Work closely with the project team to ensure that the project progresses as planned and identifies and addresses both technical and non-technical risks, opportunities, and other issues that impact the project during the project execution phase

  • Ensure that projects are completed within budget constraints using cost estimation, budget determination, and cost control and effectively addresses budget concerns with the appropriate funding source

  • Provide proper coordination, guidance, and leadership to Sandia contracted construction managers and inspectors to effectively schedule and manage all aspects of construction work

  • Provide feedback to contract construction management firm on their staff that support Sandia construction program

  • Resolve issues between construction contractors and contract construction managers

  • Provide change order management, dispute resolution, constructability reviews, and contract administration of Sandia contracted construction management and inspection services

  • Develop an integrated construction contractor schedule to manage all construction work as a program, and assign construction projects to Sandia contracted construction managers

  • Provide upfront focus on risk management, value management, cost, and project controls of construction projects

  • Perform construction project close out activities, including record documentation, and transition to operations and maintenance in a timely manner

  • Represent the department organization in specification development, contract negotiations, internal organization performance challenges, and programmatic performance improvements

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

You may be interviewed and/or hired into one of several organizations at Sandia.

Salary Range:

$113,600 - $221,100

*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 architecture or engineering, plus 10 or more years of directly related experience, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Certification as a Professional Engineer (PE), Leader in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and / or Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential through the Construction Management Association of America or an equivalent certification

  • Solid working knowledge of construction requirements such as CALOSHA, California Building Codes, Municipality construction permits, construction techniques, sequencing, scheduling, risk mitigation, and estimating

  • Demonstrated advanced computer technical skills including experience with a scheduling and construction management software packages such as Primavera, and Microsoft Project.

  • Understanding of DOE Order 413 and Project Earned Value Management Systems

  • Deep understanding of construction management processes and procedures

  • Ability to implement system processes utilizing the latest technical approaches, handle frequent changing priorities, and coordinate multiple activities in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated analytical skills with the ability to anticipate, identify, and resolve problems with high level of detail

  • Experience leading a team in construction management

  • Ability to lead technical teams to solutions while balancing objectives such as cost, schedule, performance, quality, and safety

  • Must possess excellent communication, organizational, negotiation, time management, and leadership skills, and be adept at interacting with all levels of staff and management

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. 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: 693667

Job Family: FA

Regular/Temporary Position: R

Full/Part-Time Status: F