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Esposende, PT

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Project Management

Civil Section Manager

Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We Wärtsilians help our customers unlock the value of energy transition by optimizing their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world, including 80 energy storage systems?

In this era of innovation and fast changing world of energy, we are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Want to join the ride?


Civil Section Manager
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions is looking for skilled and enthusiastic Civil Section Manager to join our forward-looking team. The position is permanent. Home office is in Portugal. Projects, production locations, Wärtsilä offices, customers and suppliers can be found all over the world. This position will therefore see you travelling abroad, around the world, approx. 250 days a year.


What will you be doing
You will have an interesting work with people of different cultural backgrounds and a possibility to work with a successful global team in an international company. 


As Civil Section Manager, your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Manage, lead and supervise the civil works at site in collaboration with other stakeholders 
  • Lead civil team at site.
  • Proactively manage the scope of works, material flow and secure needed resources 
  • Maintain good customer relations and team spirit at site
  • Ensure quality and cost efficiency of civil works
  • Plan and follow-up work progress of civil works at site (Time management, Cost management, Risk management, Quality management)
  • Plan and coordinate Last Planner System (LPS) activities with the subcontractors and monitor the progress accordingly.
  • Manage and update the quality documentation 
  • Report periodically the civil site works status  
  • Prepare, arrange and document meetings according to needed 
  • Manage and guide subcontractors
  • Coordinate construction works with mechanical and electrical sections
  • Safeguard the compliance with HSSE policies and minimize the risks in own section


You will shine in this role when you have:

  • M.Sc. or B.Sc. in Civil Engineering
  • Site works experience (working experience in similar tasks preferred)
  • Working experience in industrial civil construction works
  • Good leadership and organizational skills
  • Effective communication, team building, negotiation and stakeholder management skills
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies
  • Good technical background and analytical mind 
  • Civil works planning skills
  • Willingness to work abroad - activities are performed abroad
  • Ability to adjust to a wide range of conditions and cultural environments
  • Project Management knowledge is an advantage
  • Good command of English, both oral and written
  • Other languages as French and Spanish are seen as an advantage


Why you and us
We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative. 
We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 


Contact & next steps
Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 19th of December, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. Please submit your application in English. 
Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to Piedade Pedro, Site Resource Manager through Pedro.piedade@wartsila.com with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to). 
Please apply by 19th of December at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.


At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers unlock the value of the energy transition by optimising their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Our offering comprises flexible power plants, energy management systems, and storage, as well as lifecycle services that ensure increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world. www.wartsila.com/energy


Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com.