Director, Program Management Office/Projects

Wallingford, CT, 

United States

About the position

The Director PMO has a broad responsibility for program strategy, engineering process improvement, project execution and delivery, innovation, bidding and executing complex customer projects worldwide. This role will be expected to provide leadership: program management governance, team leadership, program tracking and monitoring, program planning, and engineering effectiveness.


Program Management Office:

  • Establish the Program Management Office (PMO) and operating model.
  • Establish the PMO team structure, hire and manage staffing requirements.
  • Lead, mentor and develop a global PMO team.
  • Define and implement Key Performance Indicators (KPI) targets for organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

Program Planning:

  • Develop bids including Cost Estimating, Risk Analysis, and Schedule Development; be the internal project champion.
  • Help Project Managers in Contract Management and negotiation of Change Orders.
  • Assist with Customer Contract Negotiations.
  • Develop strategic relationships with key subcontractors.
  • Assess proposals for potential value, impact, and strategic alignment within the organization.
  • Define project priorities, opportunities, and challenges, working closely with Product Management, Supply Chain, Field Operations, etc.
  • Strengthen annual planning process, including resource allocations, program value analysis, etc.

Program Tracking & Monitoring:

  • Track and provide program status, risks, and other audit related responsibilities.
  • Apply modern tools to provide critical program status, dashboards, and reports.
  • Manage the risk, issue and change resolution process, and work with other stakeholders to identify and drive implementation of corrective actions.
  • Identify and address engineering effectiveness opportunities in Nel.



Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or similar technical field

Required skills and abilities

  • Minimum of 10 Years in Project Management Office with at least Five Years in Leadership roles.
  • Experience setting a vision and executing on a strategy.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus.
  • Project Management Experience in related field (Turnkey Projects, Manufacturing).
  • Experienced with cost estimating complex projects and profit/loss management of projects.
  • Proven track record to drive complex engineering projects to completion on time and on budget.
  • Skilled in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to develop, plan and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Excellent client-facing and internal written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including MS Project; familiarity with ERP is a plus.
  • Able to travel (<10%) as needed.


  • Nel will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided.
  • Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.


To apply, please send your cover letter and resumé to

About Nel

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.

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.

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