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Sandia National Laboratories Business Management Professional, Weapons and Force Protection Business Operations (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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.


Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.


The Weapons and Force Protection Business Operations organization (Department 10665) is looking for a Business Management Professional that enjoys working with a phenomenal team!

The selected candidate will perform cost and schedule analysis, communicate cost and schedule performance concerns and issues to technical management and the project lead/project team, work to identify risks, develop corrective actions, and implement changes in the scheduling tool as needed. They will interface regularly with the business lead for 06510 as well as internal technical partners.

On any given day, one may be called upon to:

  • Plan, monitor, control, and report on project cost/schedule/scope to include total project spending vs. budget/funding, commitments, burn rates, and forecasts

  • Design, develop, update, monitor, and control schedules and support status updates to the customers in accordance to an agreed statement of work

  • Provide communications to internal and external partners in collaboration with the technical leads and technical project managers

  • Support all internal and external reviews, assessments, and audits

  • Develop and update project plans, work breakdown structures, resource loaded schedules, and work packages, as applicable

  • Develop and update project budgets, funding, and schedules

  • Prepare, validate, analyze, and maintain cost estimates, budgets, and monthly cost variance reports as needed

  • Prepare and support Program Management Reviews

  • Provide inputs to the Center 06500 Annual Programmatic Projections process

  • Process and request new funding, including direct, SPP, IEW, and LDRD procedures

Some travel is required for this position.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field plus 5 years related experience; or equivalent combinatin of experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the job

  • Financial experience with ARC, PET/CET, and cost estimating tools

  • Active DOE L-level security clearance (or DOD equivalent)

Occasional travel may be required


  • Experience as a P6 scheduler - resource loaded schedules

  • Experience in P6 resource loaded schedule design/development, forecasting, and maintenance of multi-year schedules

  • Knowledge of Variance Analysis Reporting

  • Knowledge of procurement related activities at a basic level

  • The ability to perform under pressure and prioritize results and competing target dates from multiple customers

  • Willing to take initiative and ownership of job responsibilities, and make appropriate decisions to complete tasks

  • Experience with project monitoring and controls

  • Experience resource monitoring, validation, analysis, and reporting to include status, forecasts, and corrective action recommendations to support project scope and budget

  • Experience with support of change control processes and implementation of scope/schedule/funding changes

  • Experience with project reporting and presentation preparation

  • Experience working with external DOE customers, Sandia internal Sr. Leadership

    Department Description:

Weapons and Force Protection Business Operations (Department 10665) partners with Center 06500 to support the DOD/Air Force, DOE/NNSA, and Autonomy and Unmanned Systems programs by providing guidance in project management processes and methodologies in a manner that is effective and efficient. We are looking for people who want to be part of a dynamic business team that works together and strives to be a high functioning team supporting high quality products and services, while developing lasting relationships with our internal and external customers. The business team provides project management, financial management, operations management, mission assurance, quality, and management reviews. To be successful in 10665, we are looking for people who align with our vision: Negotiate and deliver to customer expectations, grow yourself, demonstrate model behaviors, and help others be successful. We are looking for people who want to have an encouraging team and to support others as well.

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.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) L security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD).

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 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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

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.

Job ID: 679664