Project Manager

San Leandro, California, 

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 experience and a documented track record with initiating and managing technology projects. You will be part of our global Corporate Technology team and work within the field of Fueling Technology in this position, supporting an innovative working environment delivering step-change technology. You will work in close cooperation with the Fueling Division and in addition, engage in cross functional, divisional teamwork to share and utilize corporate technology globally. Your workplace is the greater Los Angeles area in California, but some days of travelling are to be expected.

As our new dedicated and skilled project manager, you will ensure timely execution, port-folio management and follow up on running public funded projects in the Fueling technology roadmap to support Nel’s business plan. Also, you are accountable for the consolidation of feasibility studies and business cases for the initiation of new projects – both with and without external funding. The successful candidate will support division specialists with a structured approach to technology development and project execution to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope, schedule, and budget. Equally important is a strong personal drive to identify and secure external funding opportunities resulting from innovative ideas for new research and technologies.


  • Develop project objectives by reviewing project proposal or charter and conferring with Technology leadership.
  • Complete technical studies and prepares cost estimates.
  • Develop and monitor project schedules, manage scope, and report on project costs and milestones.
  • Cooperate and communicate effectively with project manager and other project participants to provide assistance and technical support.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the successful execution of projects.
  • Maintain project schedule by monitoring project progress, coordinating activities, and resolving problems.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.



Bachelor or Master Degree in engineering.

Required skills and abilities

  • +5 years’ experience from a technology focused company working within the field of technology development and innovation
  • Experience with project management – preferably supplemented with IPMA certification or similar
  • Experience with running feasibility studies and full system / solution Total Cost of Ownership studies as basis for go / no go decision making
  • Documented experience with identifying funding opportunities, managing relations with external partners and application writing.
  • Documented track record managing domestic public funded projects
  • Experience from an internal company / working abroad will be seen as an advantage.
  • Healthy business understanding is expected as well.
  • Fluent in English, both in writing and verbal.




  • Problem-solving
  • Attention to Detail
  • Communication; verbally and written
  • Time Management; priority goals
  • Consultation
  • Organization and planning
  • Multi-taking
  • Collaboration
  • Mentorship
  • Ownership


  • 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

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