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France - Nantes Cedex 2, FR

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Sales & Marketing

Project Manager


A safer, low-carbon shipping industry is underpinned by data sharing. We at Wärtsilä Voyage are creating the digital infrastructure needed to enable high-performing maritime logistics. Through our world-leading Smart Marine portfolio, we support our customers in their efforts to ensure secure, highly energy-efficient and cost-effective marine operations. 

Wärtsilä is on a mission to enable sustainable societies with smart technology. As we change course towards a cleaner, smarter maritime future, we’re looking for top talent to join our team. Are you ready to join the Voyage?

 Ever wondered why you still associate navigation with a pair of binoculars in the hands of an ancient mariner? Because for decades the poor chap hasn’t been given better tools at Wärtsilä Voyage we believe it is dire time to do so now! That’s why we need your courage and curiosity to help with nothing less than trying to fast-forward an industry to a smarter, safer and more sustainable way of working.


 Our Project Management team in Valbonne, France revolves around the deployment of smarter port and advanced training solutions. Our Port solutions lead to better decision making and ultimately building the road into a yet-unknown future. We see this future impacted by interconnected systems, making more sense out of data and empowering Authorities to safely monitor traffic whilst improving efficiencies. Here we envision an industry enabled to yield better results out of their day to day work by putting smart technology to work. Our advanced simulation systems prepare future mariners for a life at sea and allow qualified mariners to advance their knowledge in complex situations with no risk that would be difficult to achieve at sea.   

As a Project Manager you will be accountable for deploying projects in France and French speaking Africa. Your sparring partners will be government bodies, port authorities, industry partners, shipping people, training academies, and not the least a bunch a great colleagues from all over the world. This is a permanent opportunity and you will ideally be located in Nantes, France.


Your tasks will include:


  • Day-to-day project management, tracking its progress, identify the bottlenecks while steering along the waypoints in the project plan and balancing the needed resources, all this with a keen eye on the budget
  • Liaising between the different partners, internally and externally to identify risks, resolve conflicts and drive the projects
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, schedule and cost, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans. Escalate changes which affect project cost or payment milestones to Project Sponsor, plan countermeasures  
  • Produce effective and informative internal and external reports on project process and expenditure


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


  • Technical education in the field of communication technology, electronics, mechatronics, automation or similar
  • Organised, structured and not shy of numbers if they represent money instead of engineering units
  • Previous project management experience is essential
  • A degree of enthusiasm and affection to the maritime world
  • The curiosity and ambition to push the boundaries of the achievable closer towards the boundaries of the imaginable
  • A skilled communicator
  • Fluent in French (written and verbal)
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)


You can expect

  • To be part from the beginning of what we think is a major transformation of shipping on the long run
  • Support from a multi-disciplinary team of experts in their field 
  • A positive working environment which perceives technology as an opportunity and not a threat to get in touch with people worldwide, as we have colleagues all over the globe

Contact & next steps 


Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline through submitting your application through our careers portal.


Please apply by 26 July 2021 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. 


This is Wärtsilä


Wärtsilä Voyage transforms how vessels perform their voyage by leveraging the latest digital technologies to deliver a step-change in safety, efficiency, reliability, and emissions. We are committed to creating a Smart Marine Ecosystem, whereby every vessel can connect to digital services that make voyaging safer and greener. With the broadest Smart Marine portfolio in the market, we are well positioned to lead the industry towards becoming digitally connected across the entire value chain and to be the first partner of choice when leveraging the latest digital technologies. www.wartsila.com/marine/voyage


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 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com