Project Director, Hydrogen Production Plant

Terre Haute, Indiana


Nikola Corporation in partnership with Wabash Valley Resources will contribute to the national energy transition by deploying a large-scale hydrogen production and carbon capture sequestration project in West Terre Haute, Indiana.  With existing assets, application of proven technologies, and partnerships with industry leaders, Nikola and Wabash Valley Resources will be first-to-market with clean, dispatchable, and reliable hydrogen production at prices competitive with traditional production methods.

The Wabash Valley Resources project will redevelop the Wabash River IGCC plant, located in West Terre Haute, IN into a 14,000 kg/hr hydrogen production facility. The project will capture carbon dioxide that is normally emitted from the hydrogen purification process and permanently store it deep underground in formations of the Illinois Basin.   The redeveloped site will utilize solid feedstock blended with biomass fuels to achieve a net-zero carbon intensity hydrogen product.

Nikola is now looking for an experienced Project Director responsible for the management, oversight, and coordination of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction related activities for the Wabash Project in West Terre Haute, IN.  WVR is currently finishing FEED for the proposed gasification facility expansion and new power block and will remain responsible for the restart of the existing assets to be re-used.  WVR desires to start discussions on an EPC contract with our preferred contractor. This position reports to the Managing Director.


  • Minimum 20 years of project development, EPC contracting (as owner or contractor), and project execution experience: the last 10 years in a Project Manager or Project Director position
  • Complete large-scale oil/gas or power project FEED work
  • Able to negotiate and execute Not-to-Exceed or Lump Sum EPC contracts
  • Demonstrate success in building process plants, such as hydrogen, syngas, ammonia, refinery, petrochemical, LNG, chemicals, etc.
  • Experience with project modularization and union labor environments in the United States (as owner or contractor)
  • Knowledgeable in CII Best Practices including PDRI elements
  • A broad understanding of fundamental Project Controls principles of Cost and Schedule Management and Risk Management
  • Previous project investment case preparation
  • Experience with electrical grid interconnection agreements
  • Previous experience with Gasification, syngas, or hydrogen production
  • Possess good general knowledge of PC software applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook and able to utilize electronic document management and maintenance management software


The Project Director will be based at the site in West Terre Haute, IN and maintain residence through substantial completion and closeout of the project work.  This position will require occasional travel to Nikola HQ in Phoenix, AZ and the Engineering Contractor’s office during Detail Engineering.

The goals of the Wabash Valley Resources LLC (WVR) project are as follows:

  • WVR will redevelop the idle Wabash River Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) facility to produce low-cost hydrogen to be utilized in power generation, chemical synthesis, and mobility markets
  • WVR will produce hydrogen with the lowest carbon intensity of any large-scale production facility in the United States, through the innovative deployment of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS)
  • Wabash Valley Resources will minimize the local community impact of operations and ensure the safe and reliable supply of hydrogen

Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization. 


Nikola Corporation is globally transforming the transportation industry. As a designer and manufacturer of zero-emission battery-electric and hydrogen-electric vehicles, electric vehicle drivetrains, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and hydrogen station infrastructure, Nikola is driven to revolutionize the economic and environmental impact of commerce as we know it today. Nikola Corporation is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit



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