Manager, Facilities - Fire Protection (4924) - Hybrid

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7253310 (Ref:Sa693546)

Posted: July 3, 2024

Job Description

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.

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.

Salary Range:

$127,900 - $217,400

*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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

The Facilities Systems Engineering Group, 4920, is looking for an enthusiastic technical leader to be the Manager, Facilities of Department 4924 (Building & Fire Safety)! This manager will have a critical role in implementing Sandia’s Corporate Fire Protection Program (CFFP) to meet stringent building, fire, and life safety requirements in 10 CFR 851, Worker Safety and Health, and DOE O 420.1C, Facility Safety.

Sandia is committed to personnel safety and health, protection of the environment and the facilities we are entrusted to protect and support the Laboratories’ mission. This position resides in Albuquerque, but it also provides support to other SNL sites (e.g., California, Hawaii, and Nevada) which may require travel in support of work assignments.

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

  • Oversee and manage members of the workforce within the department, including maintaining access to sufficient qualified & trained fire protection staff to effectively and efficiently implement the CFPP.
  • Coordinate subordinate employee recruitment, selection, training, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, and recognition and disciplinary actions.
  • Provide workload balance in assignments, an inclusive team structure, and a business rhythm that supports known deliverables and flexibility for unexpected events.
  • For the department, assure individual and team performance against key metrics and reporting.
  • Ensure that Sandia National Laboratories’ needs are satisfied by managing and coordinating specific safety system deliverables, overall program and project plans, budgets, structures, schedules, and staffing requirements.
  • Balance the acquisition and development of staff resources, capabilities, and existing and future projects or programs.
  • Lead and manage elements of facilities operations of the fire protection systems, including long-range development, infrastructure site planning, fire protection systems engineering and design program development and execution, building code enforcement and application, and contract requirements.
  • Coordinate closely with the Sandia Authority Having Jurisdiction and Fire Marshal to ensure program assurance and development, benchmarking against industry standard methodologies, technical interfaces, and communications.
  • Apply the concepts of Highly Protected Risk and defense-in-depth in a risked-based approach to follow contractual requirements, to achieve DOE fire safety objectives and mission success, and to drive continuous improvement.

The selected applicant can work a combination of onsite and offsite work. The selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration, Fire Protection Engineering, or other relevant field, plus 8 or more years of relevant experience.
  • Three or more years of leadership or managerial experience.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain an active DOE Q-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Master’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering.
  • Licensed professional engineer in Fire Protection Engineering.
  • Five or more years of experience working in a Fire Protection Engineering environment.
  • Experience in fire service.
  • Experience in working with DOE Orders and Standards.
  • Understanding of Sandia processes, policies and procedures related to procurement and finance.
  • Experience with data analysis and reporting.
  • Knowledge of Sandia’s building and infrastructure systems.
  • Active DOE/DOD security clearance.

About Our Team:

The Building & Fire Safety Department at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is committed to protecting workers, the public, the environment, and property from fire and its related hazards. We are responsible for interpreting and enforcing Building Codes and managing the comprehensive Corporate Fire Protection Program (CFPP); serves as Sandia's delegated Fire Code Official for all fire protection matters; and serves as Sandia's Fire Safety Policy subject matter expert. In these broad roles, the department develops corporate policy and implementation plans, processes and procedures to efficiently and effectively meet regulatory and contractual requirements. SNL's physical infrastructure includes approximately 190,000 acres of land and accommodates approximately 1000 government-owned buildings totaling 7.5 million gross square feet. The department's oversight responsibility for fire protection includes SNL site operations in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. Operations support includes systems analysis, design reviews, construction and maintenance support through systems engineering, and partnering with members of the research and development community to ensure their operations are safe and compliant.

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.


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: 693546

Job Family: FA

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:#7253310 (Ref:Sa693546)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque,New Mexico
United States
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