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Frauenfeld, CH

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Research & Development

Senior Project Manager Fuel Conversions (R&D)

Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions. 

We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together.


We are now looking to welcome an enthusiastic Senior Project Manager ito support our R&D department on a permanent basis. The position will be located in Frauenfeld, Switzerland and there will be the opportunity to travel internationally (approx. 10% of the time).


Are you ready to jump onboard?



What will you be doing?


As a Senior Project Manager Fuel Conversions, work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Act as a project manager with focus on future fuel conversion related development projects.
  • Capture fuel conversion requirements and provide relevant inputs to R&D for new features and participate in pilot projects.
  • Work out the technical needs and closely collaborate with R&D to develop the new product.
  • Participate in the technical meetings with R&D, making sure that the project requirements are specified and met during development.
  • Support Product Management for any lifecycle related task (development till phase out).
  • Ensure that projects are executed according Wärtsilä project standards.
  • Work in close cooperation with development project controlling.
  • Be a technical coordinator for internal stakeholders.
  • Handle all work packages related to fuel conversion projects.
  • Resolve issues in due time and record the needs for next development phases.
  • Deliver accurate documentation, specifications and relevant customer information packages e.g. manuals.


The below will enable you to shine in this role:

  • Bachelor or master’s in mechanical engineering or equivalent work experience.
  • Extensive exposure to R&D, resolutions, integration, and design.
  • Demonstrable experience successfully completing large-scale system integration projects.
  • Self-driven, requiring minimum supervision to see activities through to closure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, promoting collaborative working relationships with cross-organisational teams.


Whilst we embrace working among a virtual community, in this role some travel is required to meet with our customers around the world (approx. 10% of the time).


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 30th September 2021, through submitting your application through our career’s portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.



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 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. Find out more at www.wartsila.com