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Fareham, GB

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Electrical & Automation Engineer

Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology and leading the industry's transformation towards a Smart Marine Ecosystem. With the world’s widest portfolio and service network, we – Wärtsilians - deliver efficient, safe and sustainable integrated products and solutions to enhance the business of our customers.


The position of Electrical & Automation Engineer is within Wartsila Engine Services, working on marine and land based diesel and gas engines.  This is a permanent, full time, home based role with UK and international travel requirements.



As an Electrical & Automation Engineer, your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Executing Electrical & Automation Field Service activities during overhaul, repair and troubleshooting.
  • Working independently and alongside Mechanical Service Engineers, Sub-Contractors and Shipyard labour on location
  • Proficiency with engine controls and being prepared to develop gas tuning capabilities
  • Liaising closely with the on-site Team Leader/Service Coordinator to provide the progress status of the assigned work and ensure service deadlines are met
  • Ensuring all activities on-site are carried out in accordance with the site safety rules and in compliance with the Company’s health and safety obligations
  • Playing a leading role in ensuring all work is carried out to ISO 45001 standard
  • Liaising with customers on-site, handling enquiries and technical queries
  • Actively advising and promoting product and solutions to customers
  • Submitting accurate and high quality service work reports within agreed time limits
  • Working on offshore installations as required.


In addition to the above duties and responsibilities, the post holder must be prepared to undertake such additional duties within their capabilities which may result from changing circumstances, but which may not of necessity, change the general character or level of responsibility of the post.


To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:


  • A relevant formal qualification, HNC or above, or equivalent experience
  • A proven electrical and automation background within an engineering or service environment
  • Background of power management systems (speed governors, voltage regulators and synchronising)
  • Hands on experience in engine and/or propulsion control systems
  • Considerable experience of power generating plant
  • Pro-active attitude and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • High attention to detail with a methodical approach
  • Practical problem-solving skills
  • IT literacy with knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Fluency in the English language, both verbal and written
  • Openness and willingness to learn and develop further skills, such as Wärtsilä control systems.
  • Mechanical experience is a benefit



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 that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more. 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 Wednesday 28th July at 23:59 GMT, through submitting your application through our career’s portal.


Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified?


Please reach out to Alexa Gill, Resource Planner Engines S Team Leader via email alexa.gill@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 Wednesday 28th July at 23:59 GMT. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone. 



This is Wärtsilä 


Wärtsilä Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems deliver the reliability, safety, and environmental performance that Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision encompasses. We offer our customers performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. www.wartsila.com/marine 


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. www.wartsila.com