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Function:  Business Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Proposal Manager - Americas



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?



Main responsibilities:


  • Ability to lead, manage, mentor, and support a team of technical professionals including sales engineers and application engineers with a diverse set of skills and experience
  • Develop and analyze data/KPI metrics via the CRM tool for effective measurement of regional team performance and success, as well as responsibility for establishing action/improvement plans as required
  • Implement, improve and supervise proposal processes and sales processes (proposal development through contracting); support development and training for internal ES&O proposal team, sales, and business development teams to ensure transparency and support when required
  • Manage proposal development activities across the America regional teams of sales engineers
  • Lead proposal development and proposal creation for grid-scaled Energy Storage Systems
  • Create, generate and revise proposal materials and the contents relating to specific customer requirements and unique value points for the integrated solution
  • Create and design a high-level as well as detailed system design drawings, layouts, schematics, project schedule, applications for the requested proposal scope
  • A subject matter expert for Energy Storage in Americas including expertise in the engineering design of energy storage systems, construction management, sizing and cost estimation to support the ES&O Energy Storage System (ESS) solution sales and business development activities
  • Specify appropriate system components, calculate component ratings and quantities, and create detailed bills-of material for material and labor cost estimates
  • Support the Wartsila’s sales and Business Development teams to help define opportunity fit & potential, as well as on proposals and solutions offered to customers. Engage in key customers/accounts activities (RFP/RFI/RFQ, contract reviews, technical solution support, etc.) within the area region, and support and maintain relationships relative to energy storage
  • Interface with vendors to understand the form, fit and function of their products (hardware, software, controls) and services; and determine which products are best suited for an application or project required
  • Utilize value concepts & tools to define the right value, best fit solution for each individual customer
  • Establish the EPC/Equipment project estimation process. Work with the internal Project Management team to develop an accurate construction schedule and cost estimate budget for the energy storage proposal
  • Participate site visits, customer, EPC partner and vendor meetings when required
  • Participation in the customer meetings as ESS technology expert



Development Responsibilities:


  • Assist in developing a hybrid power solution utilizing Wartsila engines, Energy Storage System (ESS), and renewable generation technologies
  • Lead continuous development and improvement of proposal tools and processes for energy storage and hybrid system solutions
  • Lead development of software modeling tools for various configurations of energy storage, engines, utility systems, and renewables generation to be used in grid tied and stand-alone power applications





  • Minimum BSc or MSc degree in electrical engineering/power engineering
  • Minimum 5-7 years of utility scale ESS (technical and commercial) experience in energy storage and renewable energy markets, power systems engineering, or similar projects and products (bi-directional inverters, dc/dc converter, various battery chemistries, solar, wind turbines, etc.)
  • Experienced Energy Storage proposal development and sales engineering experience both as individual contributor and team leader
  • Excellent teamwork, team managerial and leadership skills with a minimum 5 year experience.
  • Experience with energy storage and renewable energy markets/customers in Americas region and solid understanding of project development process
  • Able to read, draft and understand system schematics, single-line drawings, mechanical elevation, and building layout drawings
  • Knowledgeable in local utility systems and interconnection requirements for electric generators.
  • Medium-voltage system design and construction background is desirable
  • Understanding of CE, UL, IEEE, IEC and NEC standards as applicable to the local region.
  • Existing relationships with regional EPCs, Developers or IPPs are preferred
  • Energetic and enthusiastic approach
  • Strong written, oral and presentation skills. Must be a proven and competent English writer, able to create grammatically correct and properly structured English proposal documents and contents.
  • Competent with MS Office products (Excel, Work, PowerPoint, Projects, Outlook, etc.) as well as graphical design tools (ACAD, Solidworks, Paint, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Passion for innovation, ability to adapt to fast changing market demands, working independently and as a regional team leader
  • Willingness to take ownership and produce results
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to travel as required (estimated 25% of time)



Why you and us


You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team.


If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application.


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


Has the ability to travel to worksites in other countries


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.


Vaccination is a vital tool to reduce the presence and severity of COVID-19 cases in the workplace, in communities, and in the nation as a whole. The spread of COVID when working in customer facilities and project sites can lead to costly site shutdowns, for which Wärtsilä could be deemed financially responsible. Many local government authorities require proof of vaccination to enter the state or country, and many of our customers require proof of vaccination to be on a project site. In line with legal regulations Wärtsilä has implemented a COVID-19 policy on vaccination and testing to reduce the risk of transmission on Wärtsilä premises. Wärtsilä strongly encourages all employees to be vaccinated to protect themselves and other employees.




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