Gdynia, PL

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Senior Shipbuilding Design Engineer

Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology and leading the industry's transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. 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 opportunities presented through digitalisation and new technologies are offering a new era of shipping. Did you know that shipping is the world’s most efficient mode of transportation and that approximately 90% of world trade is carried by sea?

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 through innovation in technology and services - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


We are looking for a Senior Shipbuilding Design Engineer for our Marine Engineering team.

The preferred location for the position is Gdynia, Poland.


The Integrated Systems & Solutions function is responsible for the development of integrated propulsion solutions with a strong focus on supporting Marine Power newbuild sales or retrofits with business units and customers to develop competitive, high quality and functional solutions to drive forward the decarbonization of the maritime industry. The team plays an important role in executing the Marine Power strategy with a key focus on developing customer value and decarbonization. 

Your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Support the sales departments in new buildings and other studies regarding alternative fuel systems and the newest market trends in decarbonization and electrification of marine industry
  • Preparation of feasibility studies and other engineering documents which will follow general international standards and Wärtsilä guidelines in terms of content, quality, and functionality
  • Perform evaluation of the ship’s design construction development based on alternative fuels regulations and Wärtsilä decarbonisation strategy
  • Be able to carry out design work and provide technical information, in order to prepare documentation for sales projects
  • Actively involved in training and application of the new market trends of alternative fuels and marine electrification
  • Be open to new challenges, especially related to decarbonization and electrification of marine industry


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


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in shipbuilding or ocean engineering
  • Ship arrangements and ship structural design experience
  • Willingness to learn and a proactive attitude toward professional development
  • Strong passion for structural and shipbuilding technology and a desire to make a significant impact in the marine industry
  • Experience in the marine industry
  • Ability to take active action in preparation of feasibility studies and other structural engineering tasks
  • Ability to handle a few projects simultaneously, work independently, and collaborate with a multi-discipline and international team
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility in a dynamic work environment
  • Good skills in MS Office package
  • Good skills in English language and with marine and technical vocabulary
  • Experience with 2D CAD software


Skills might be an additional asset:


  • Knowledge of classification societies rules and other maritime requirements for alternative fuels and new market trends in marine industry in relation to ship construction
  • Experience with 2D/3D software related to structural ship design process
  • Be able to make some very simple scripts


Why you and us?


We offer you both inspiring and challenging work tasks, and an opportunity for personal and professional development in a great and experienced team.

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


We hope to hear from you soon, by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process throughout.
Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to Paweł Goławski, pawel.golawski@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).


Welcome to join us in shaping the decarbonisation of marine and energy!

Last application date: 29/02/2024 


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 is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com