HR manager / specialist



Are you passionate about the energy transition? Join us.

The world needs clean energy solutions. Our purpose at Nel is to speed up that transition through green hydrogen: unlocking the potential of renewables. It’s what drives us. Does it drive you as well?

At Nel, we are enhancing our capacity to deliver hydrogen plants to customers worldwide. Our technology allows people and businesses to make everyday use of hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe.

And we need to add to our team!

About the position

The HR manager is an HR specialist position with the responsibility to prepare and execute on HR processes for Nel ASA (Nel’s headquarters) as well as support the CHRO in establishing governance across Nel and actively contribute to specific activities and projects across Nel.

The HR manager / specialist reports to the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).
The role is based in Oslo and will work closely with the rest of the HR function in the divisions.


The HR manager / specialist overall responsibility includes:

  • Support, advise and execute on Nel’s HR policies and procedures
    • Develop and maintain Personnel handbook
    • Contribute to development of governance with CHRO and HR community (policies, procedures)
  • Coordinate with other functions in Nel ASA or in the Divisions providing support on HR topics;
    • Incl. Compensation and benefits (Pension, Insurance, …), salary reviews, …
    • GDPR
  • Develop our People Data foundation and analytics
  • Responsible for the practical HR / personnel management for Nel ASA employees
    • Incl. People data for Nel ASA
  • Ensure effective recruitment in Nel ASA
  • Support other strategic initiatives depending on capacity
    • Implementation of HR system
  • Everyday project management on active projects
  • Actively represent Nel internally and externally in accordance with Nel Business System.



Master degree preferably in HR or equivalent with excellent results

Required skills and abilities

  • Solid experience in HR processes especially Comp & Ben, core HR data management and GDPR
  • Excellent analytical skills in Excel
  • Structured and well organized
  • Documented experience in project management
  • Good experience in structuring and presenting (Powerpoint, Word)
  • Self-driven and working independently with coaching
  • Thrives working in matrix organization environmentand across different cultures
  • Deep understanding of what confidentiality and data privacy require


  • Fluent in English with proficiency in writing and verbal communication
  • Fluent in Norwegian with proficiency in writing and verbal communication

People management:

  • Specialist function no direct reports
  • Role requires securing time and commitment from line management with busy schedules, needs to be capable of leading small projects and secure resources across divisional and geographical borders to achieve results.

Personal abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and steer own activities based on plan agreed with leader
  • Good analytical skills to work with people data and prepare good hypothesis
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good relationship and communication skills
  • Good collaboration skills
  • Agile and flexible
  • Ability to quickly adapt in / to different cultures
  • Result orientation and a drive to continually deliver more and better


  • 4-7 years experience in HR from a large industrial group, experience from consulting is a plus
  • Practical HR experience from different processes
  • Experience in renewable or industrial industries an advantage, but not a requirement
  • Certified in well-known personality analysis is an advantage, but not a requirement

Closing date

Applications for this position must be received by 09/05/2021

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 send your cover letter and resumé to

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