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Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Project Management

Project Controller


Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we - Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and a more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.

We are transitioning the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent - want to join the ride?



We are looking for a Project Controller to be based primarily in Houston, Texas or Herndon, Virginia, but any other Wartsila main locations in USA can be taken into consideration. As a Project Controller you will be working with interesting energy storage projects as a part of ES&O Project Planning and Control team. You will be a part of a project execution team in the dynamic and growing area of energy storage. You will also be on the very front line in the journey towards a future of 100% renewable energy. 


The person we are looking for has some experience of project controlling tools and techniques. A background in energy sector, and particularly storage sector, is seen as an advantage, as well as a good understanding of project delivery organizations, and the different facets of delivering successful customer delivery projects in a business that is evolving. As a Project Controller you are an excellent communicator and also proactive in your work, with a positive and goal-oriented mindset. You are decisive and embrace challenges as ways to improve yourself and your team.   




In this position you will be:

  • Overseeing, forecasting and reporting the financial health of the project by analysing costs, net sales, revenue and risks on a monthly basis
  • Tracking and allocating all project expenditures and invoicing
  • Managing project activities in project planning, monitoring, controlling and reporting according to contract / requirements together with external stakeholders and internal team members
  • Developing and Managing Project (Country) specific approach for shipment value handling
  • Securing Internal Business Process Framework utilization in the projects
  • Participating in customer / stakeholder negotiations when needed and maintain good customer / stakeholder relationships



Position Requirements:

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in applicable field (engineering or economics)
  • Experience in project controls and planning
  • Experience in project and/or site management
  • Experience in energy and/or industrial construction industry
  • Understanding of project management and financials
  • Knowledge of SAP and other project management tools
  • Proactive attitude and willingness to learn and develop



Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship


We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online
Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.   Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer. 
We hope to hear from you before the last application date 31st December 2022 through submitting your application together with a motivational letter and  CV in our careers portal.
Contact person to give further information:
Terhi Pohjola, Manager, ES&O Project Planning and Control,





Nearest Major Market: Annapolis