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Ewekoro, NG

Function:  Contract Delivery
Job Category:  Engineering

Maintenance 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?


Maintenance Manager


We are now looking for a Maintenance Manager to join our O&M team in Ewekoro, Nigeria. The Successful candidate will report to the Agreement Manager.


What will you be doing?

  • Plan, lead and manage daily maintenance activities at the plant and/or assigned team in order to ensure customer satisfaction and to reach set contractual quality, financial, cost and time targets.
  • Ensure maintenance reliability and availability of the plant according to contract.
  • Ensure that the performance targets of the plant are reached according to the contract in own responsibility area.
  • Ensure competent resources and competence development of the maintenance resources and/or assigned team.
  • Ensure that the condition of the plant and equipment are according to applicable guidelines and policies and take corrective actions when needed.
  • Ensure that the work is executed at plant according to Wärtsilä Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental guidelines and customer site procedures as well as assigned maintenance plan.
  • Implement Contract Management action plans, processes and guidelines in the assigned responsibility area.
  • Prepare reports, maintenance plan and budget as instructed by the Contract Manager.
  • Identify and actively seek to improve maintenance reliability and availability of the plant.
  • Follow-up and optimize the maintenance costs of the plant.
  • Develop the maintenance working routines at the plant.
  • Maintain good internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Negotiate and purchase materials and services for maintenance according to the plan.


Development Responsibilities:

  • Develop the maintenance working routines at the plant
  • Development and improvement of the maintenance plan and all resources to its right implementation and administration.
  • Develop and train maintenance team members and ensure optimum performance at all times


Desired Behaviours

  • Achieving results
  • Making change happen
  • Decisiveness and action orientation
  • Planning and target setting
  • Situational and cultural sensitivity
  • Business and Customer focus


Management & Leadership Competencies:

  • Team building     
  • Communication
  • Coaching             
  • Management skills            
  • Problem solving and decision making


You will shine in this role when you have

  • MSc. / BEng. / B.Sc. in Mechanical, Marine, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Strong work-related experience as project Maintenance Manager will reliable years of field service experience OR Proven job experience in power plants/ marine/industrial at managerial level,
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant working experience on Wärtsilä engines or similar 4-stroke engines.
  • Several years of experience on Wärtsilä W18V50DF Engines is an added advantage.
  • In-depth understanding of maintenance management procedures.
  • Cost awareness & effectiveness Local legislations and labour laws Wärtsilä quality, safety, environment skills Workplace ICT equipment & applications skill.
  • Professional Skill Contract Planning, Operation Management and Maintenance Management.
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities
  • Team building, Communication, Coaching Management skills Problem solving and decision making.
  • Understanding of Cyber security, Engine knowledge and Scheduled maintenance Auxiliary system.
  • Ability to provide guidance and feedback and training to team members to strengthen specific knowledge / skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem,
  • WECS, UNIC and Engine Fine tuning experience is an added advantage.
  • Problem solving and innovative mindset and maintain positive working relationships with customers, peers, subordinates, and vendors in a fast-paced Customer environment.



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?


How to apply

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 through our career’s portal. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.



Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Any questions related to this position. Please reach out our Regional Talent Acquisition Specialist – MESAA, 

Last application date: 07/07/2022

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.


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