U.S. nationals: Environmental Professional (Early-Career)

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM, USA 🇺🇸

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.

What Your Job Will Be Like

Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for nation’s security? If so, you could be the Environmental Professional we are seeking. This position will support the stormwater quality and air quality regulatory compliance programs. The primary duties will be ensuring regulatory compliance of construction activities that require a Construction General Permit and/or Fugitive Dust Permit.

On any given day, you may be asked to:

  • Oversee and ensure compliance with NPDES stormwater permits
  • Prepare SWPPPs, NOIs, NOTs, and reports
  • Oversee collection of water quality samples and report data to EPA using NetDMR
  • Review NEPA checklists to determine if an activity or facility needs an NPDES permit
  • Prepare regulatory permits and compliance plans
  • Conduct site inspections. Identify corrective actions
  • Prepare FOPs, forms, and other programmatic documents. Provide compliance training to MOW and contractors
  • Advise management, providing recommended actions to ensure environmental compliance and program execution.
  • Interfaces with customers and regulators for audits, permitting, notices of violation, corrective action planning, and root cause analyses.
  • Track and provide permit data and metrics to program leads. Assist with stormwater sampling.
  • Provide a variety of support to stormwater and other water quality programs

You must have the ability to conduct inspections at construction sites where uneven ground and other hazards may exist.

Qualifications We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or related scientific discipline, plus (3) years of experience working in an environmental related field
  • Direct experience with technical/scientific requirements in federal and state laws, regulations, and orders as they apply to environmental practices and environmental enforcement
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to obtain a stormwater inspector or equivalent certification
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US DOE L-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Experience using CDX and Net DMR
  • Experience with stormwater permitting and water quality sampling
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines and deliverables
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Excel for data analysis and regulatory documentation
  • Commitment to continual improvement and motivation to collaborate with members of the workforce to identify potential risks and find solutions
  • The ability to energize others
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPR Certification
  • Ability to obtain a CISEC or CPESC certification within 1-year of hire. Knowledge of Sandia’s environmental policies, practices, and procedures

About Our Team

Environmental Compliance and Monitoring. The Environmental Compliance and Monitoring Department collects environmental data to ensure regulatory compliance, monitors Sandia’s potential environmental impact, and assists organizations in maintaining compliance and minimizing potential impacts of their work activities.

Position Information

This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia’s discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

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.

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 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 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.