Hørsholm, DK

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Support Functions

Project Controller

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services into reality.

We want to transition the world towards a decarbonised and sustainable future.  By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.  Want to join the ride?


As ANCS (Automation, Navigation & Control Systems), we transform how vessels perform to create the safest and most efficient journey for our customers – always with the vision in mind to navigate towards a more sustainable maritime industry. With our rich history of pioneering maritime technologies we have defined industry benchmarks.

To be better tomorrow, we need the right talents today to complement our strong team of 650 employees in over 10 countries across the globe with the right skills, experience and a winning attitude.


We are now looking for a Project Controller to become part of our Automation Navigation Control Systems (ANCS) business unit, which has just secured a new multi-year Naval contract to supply our systems to their fleet of vessels.

As a Project Controller you will be overseeing all projects across the Navy segment of the company and be committed to follow up on the financial part of the project while being an advisor for the project manager. You will have close cooperation with

other departments such as sales, R&D, product management, and service to align expectations on the financial aspect of the project. To succeed in this role, you will be acting as a mentor for your team as well as working independently and as a part of a team, showing good interpersonal skills, teamwork, and organizational skills.

This position is located in Hørsholm, Denmark. 

Our Automation Navigation Control System (ANCS) Business unit is within one of Wartsila's Portfolio businesses. Our portfolio businesses are those where Wartsila is open to offers to purchase the business unit and contracts for onward sale.

What are my key responsibilities?


  • Leading, managing, and developing the project financials
  • Forecasting, Budgeting, and Reporting
  • Coordinating cross-project activities on SAP-related topics, e.g. percentage of completion setup and maintenance, intercompany business, and maintenance of WBS structure
  • Monthly closing of project accounts, where relevant
  • Cost/profitability analysis.
  • Contribute to sales change and tender work and actively search for opportunities to improve project financial results
  • Planning and leading the execution of assigned projects budget through all phases of the project lifecycle from start-up to project closure
  • Keeping confidentiality especially related to Navy contracts

What will I need to do to be successful?


  • Hold a MSc or BSc in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, or other relevant topics
  • Previous experience in project controlling is a plus
  • You can develop high-quality working relationships internally and externally
  • You have strong digital knowledge and enjoy applying technical solutions in your work
  • Solid business understanding and commercial orientation
  • Very good ERP system knowledge (SAP)
  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles
  • Interest in the technical part of the projects (navigation/automation)
  • Fluent in English (communicate effectively in writing and verbally)


What interactions will I be having with my stakeholders?


  • Act as the point of contact for the project team project finance-related topics
  • Project improvement and Risk Management together with the project program manager
  • Internal financial reporting to Project Management Team and Finance

Note: this position is working on Navy projects/programs and a NATO clearance is a condition for employment.


Why you and us?


We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility for our work. We support each other’s growth, and co-creation is a cornerstone of our innovation. We have a passion for seeking opportunities and the courage to take the


We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe 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 we make mistakes, 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?

We have a brilliant team, and we are excited about our work and its impact on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for innovative technologies and a sustainable future for shipping.

Want to ask a question?


Please reach out to Elisabeth Grinderslev, Senior Manager, Operations Navy Project Management if you have any questions related to this position.

Email: elisabeth.grinderslev@wartsila.com
Mobile +45 45166232

Last application date: 15/08/2024 


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 17,800 professionals, in more than 280 locations in 79 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com.

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