Automation engineer


Are you passionate about the energy transition? Join us.

Nel is a global, dedicated hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce, store, and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy. We serve industries, energy, and gas companies with leading hydrogen technology. Our roots date back to 1927, and since then, we have had a proud history of development and continuous improvement of hydrogen technologies. Today, our solutions cover the entire value chain: from hydrogen production technologies to hydrogen fueling stations, enabling industries to transition to green hydrogen, and providing fuel cell electric vehicles with the same fast fueling and long range as fossil-fueled vehicles – without the emissions.

About the position

We are looking for a motivated Automation Engineer for an exciting and versatile position in an international technology company. The position reports to Manager Electrical, Controls & Process, NEL Hydrogen Electrolyser.


  • Development of control and management systems, with solutions that automate or increase the system’s intelligence
  • Varied work tasks and exciting technical issues related to process control, machine control, automation, digitization and integration
  • Regulation and control of industrial processes within green hydrogen production
  • Integration of automation systems and digitization solutions
  • Projects for customers in Norway and abroad
  • Testing, documentation and commissioning of systems



BSc / MSc in Automation, Mechatronics, Cybernetics or IT – Other relevant experience may compensate for the lack of formal education

Preferred skills and abilities

  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience. Less experienced candidates are also encouraged to apply
  • Benefit from experience from process industry and / or oil & gas,
  • Competence and / or experience in one or more of the mentioned subject areas
    • Control systems in Siemens Step7 and / or TIA Portal
    • HMI / SCADA systems. Experience with Zenon HMI is desirable
    • OPC UA, Networking and Cyber ​​Security
    • Hardware In the Loop (HIL) and process and automation system simulations
  • Like solving tasks related to automation, control and optimization of industrial processes
  • Good oral and written communication skills in technical English as well as oral communication in Norwegian
  • We do not necessarily require long experience for this position and we are happy to hear from you who are at the beginning of your career


We are looking for a creative, solution-oriented and independent colleague with business understanding. You are an enterprising and responsible implementer, you work analytically and in a structuredway, are quality-conscious and get the go-ahead for your ideas and plans. You are positive and think it’s fun to work with skilled colleagues from other disciplines.

Equal opportunity employer

Nel is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


For more information about the position, contact Skagerak Consulting at Finn M. Lauvli 990 32 220 or Cathrine Svendsen tel: 926 06 610

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