Electrical Engineer

Wallingford, CT, 

United States

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

A key contributor in the Large Scale Electrolyzer team that helps design and monitor core products. This position requires an Electrical Engineer to apply and demonstrate knowledge of power systems (power distribution and AC-DC conversion), electrical safety (protection, ground-ing/earthing), wiring selection, industry standards, and best practices for engineered systems.


Product Development

  • Designing power distribution systems through development of one-line drawings and electrical schematics, cable lists, load lists, and selection of circuit protection devices
  • Work with vendors to develop and evaluate MCC assemblies, including VFD and transformer selection
  • Develop specifications, performance criteria, and integration solutions for megawatt-scale AC-DC conversion / rectifier equipment.
  • Evaluate the suitability of electrical products and components to meet technical, cost and codes and standards requirements
  • Participate in cross functional project teams and execute individual project tasks including production documentation releases, test plans and reports, design documents
  • Work with outside vendors/suppliers to evaluate production capabilities and documentation as well as to ensure integration of supplier’s equipment into the overall system.
  • Support FMEA, internal and customer HAZOP activities
  • Define specifications for ancillary equipment to support core technology
  • Verify system and component capability by developing and implementing robust testing methods
  • Perform, as necessary, subsystem and system-level verification tests

Product/Project support

  • Escalation for engineering support on customer project and equipment production; includes specific project customization requests
  • Escalation for Field Issues related to discipline-specific subsystem; including root cause analysis including test protocol development and issue resolution implementation
  • Implement product changes and retrofits based on field feedback
  • Provide technical support to Applications Sales team during the bid process.

Special projects as required.



Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.

Required skills and abilities

  • 4-6 years of industry related experience (Electrolysis, AC-DC conversion systems, power distribution preferred)
  • Working knowledge, familiarity, and application of NEC, IEC, ISO, and CE Codes and Standards
  • Knowledge and application of voltage ranges from 230VAC to 35kV, 3 phase applications (US and ROW applications)
  • Commercial products or plant design experience preferred, specifically considering classified area locations per NFPA and ATEX
  • Experience with proper grounding for protection of equipment and personnel
  • Experience with industry standards for electrical workplace safety practices (ref. OSHA)
  • Demonstration of experience simplifying designs, reducing costs and increasing the value of engineered systems
  • Familiarity with medium voltage power systems and grid connections is a plus
  • Motivated self-starter with high level of initiative and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to manage subsystem developments, including defining requirements and milestones and executing independently
  • Capable of working well in a multi-disciplinary team environment

Preferred skills and abilities

  • Experience working with electromechanical devices is a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office; familiarity with ERP is a plus
  • Limited travel could be required to vendor or customer sites
  • Experience with AutoCAD or similar for electrical schematics is a plus


  • Attention to Detail/Accuracy
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Communication; verbally and written
  • Time Management; priority goals
  • Organization and planning
  • Multi-tasking
  • Collaboration
  • Ethical Practice


  • 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.

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.


To apply, please follow these steps:

  1. Download and complete this application.
  2. Email the completed application, your resumé, and a cover letter to nelctcareers@nelhydrogen.com

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