HR & HSEQ Director

Oslo, Notodden or Porsgrunn, 


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 seeking an HR & HSEQ Director for fast-growing Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser. You will have overall responsibility for the company HR, HSE and QA. The company is growing fast, with state-of-the-art production in Herøya and Notodden, in addition to a R&D department in Notodden. This is a great opportunity to join a leading global hydrogen company and contribute to building a world-class organization for large-scale production of hydrogen. You will be part of a global HR and HSEQ team, developing HR strategies, best practices, policies, and systems.


  • Align HR & HSEQ strategies with corporate strategies and priorities
  • Monitor, report and optimize HR & HSEQ objectives and performance
  • Part of the local management team and responsible for ensuring a clear HR & HSEQ footprint on the Electrolyser strategy
  • Optimize employer branding, recruiting, and onboarding
  • HR business partnering to VP and rest of management team
  • Plan, facilitate, and execute organizational changes and development
  • Drive the implementation of people development and supporting tools
  • Support managers on various HR & HESQ questions in subsidiaries abroad



Masters or bachelor’s degree

Preferred skills and abilities

  • Experience in working with HR & HSEQ within engineering or industrial companies
  • Experienced manager, with a strong business focus
  • Experience with HR processes and tools, and a drive to impact and improve HR
  • Good coaching and advisory skills
  • Strong communicator and proficient in English
  • Management and operational value chain experience
  • Experience from companies working with HSEQ standards, Risk mitigation, and Lean production
  • Be a team player with great coordination skills
  • Be independent, flexible, and have “drive”

We can offer:

  • Be part of the growing market for new sustainable energy solutions
  • Hydrogen is one of the major alternative energy carriers
  • Nel is a major player in the green hydrogen market worldwide
  • Be part of the management team and global HR & HSEQ team
  • Great opportunity to develop, contribute and learn
  • Competitive compensation & benefits


For additional questions about the position, please contact our advisor Ingunn Lian (+47 99 25 24 75 / with BackerSkeie.  To apply, please use the following link:

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