Project Engineer, Automation Implementation

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

An immediate opportunity exists for a qualified candidate with demonstrated project engineering experience and a proven track record with managing complex projects related to automation of precision manufacturing processes. The ideal candidate will be excited about automation of assembly and material conversion processes and take pride in deploying automated systems from the initial project kickoff through the achievement of fully autonomous operations. The Project Engineer will provide oversite and support of our Automation Partners to ensure their assigned projects are completed within budget and according to schedule. They will be responsible for reporting on project status, identifying risks, and resolving issues as they arise.


  • Drive project schedules, manage scope, and control project costs
  • Conduct regular meetings with the Automation Partners to ensure project clarification and that requirements are met in a timely manner.
  • Manage change control and communicate impact in project scope, identify issues, and devise contingency plans
  • Adhere to project engineering policies and procedures, establish project controls, and implement the project execution plan
  • Report project status to management
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Travel to Automation Partner and supplier locations could be required



Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field from an accredited university

Required skills and abilities

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive Project Engineering experience, including 5 or more years of experience working on complex automation/test projects
  • Solid knowledge of the tools and elements of project engineering
  • Prior technical experience working automation/robotics for both mechanical assembly, material synthesis processes, coating processes and testing environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to clearly articulate project information to any level within the company.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking capabilities
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Capable of working well in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Familiarity with ERP systems is a plus
  • Able to travel (<10%) as needed


  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Self-awareness
  • Confidence
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Measure Project Deliverables & Progress


  • 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