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Sandia National Laboratories W80-4 Schedule Coach - Project Controller (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.


Are you passionate about project controls? Do you enjoy mentoring, training, and developing others? If so, join our dynamic and multi-disciplinary team to use your expertise to analyze project status and help develop skills of other Project Controllers.

We are seeking an experienced Project Controller for the W80-4 System Team to fill one of our Schedule Coach Roles. These are leadership roles where the Project Controller is responsible for working with multiple Product Realization Teams (PRTs) to review and analyze schedule logic, assess change impacts, and analyze the critical path, just to name a few of the activities. In many cases, mentoring and coaching are also part of this role.

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

  • Analyze schedules or earned value reports and provide feedback to PRTs

  • Mentor and coach other Project Controllers

  • Review quality of schedules and look for gaps or logic breaks

  • Coordinate and facilitate communication across the nuclear security enterprise to ensure a high fidelity cohesive integrated master schedule

  • Review change proposals, ensuring that all changes are documented via the appropriate change control process and properly assessed for impact

  • Partner with staff, project leads and managers to make recommendations to influence key decision makers within the scope of project controls (work breakdown structure, schedule, and budget/cost)


  • Bachelor's degree in Business or relevant field plus five or more years of relevant experience (such as experience in Project Controls); or Master’s degree in relevant field plus one or more years of demonstrated experience in Project Controls

  • Experience with Primavera P6 or MS Project scheduling software (Primavera P6 preferred)

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


  • Active Q security clearance

  • Knowledge of the Nuclear Weapons complex and product realization process.

  • Experience working with the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, or the Department of Defense

  • Project management education and certification(s)

  • Experience with Earned Value Management principles and methodology

  • Experience working on dynamic teams, including the ability to work effectively with other organizations, project sponsors and customers, and suppliers

    Department Description:

8125 is a system level Project Management department that supports the W80-4 LEP. We’re responsible for ensuring the program meets high level programmatic requirements defined by our NNSA customer and several EVMS processes. 8125 partners closely with other sites in the Nuclear Security Enterprise as well as other Sandia PM departments in New Mexico and California.

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:

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.

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: 679613