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Hamburg, Germany

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Design Engineer for Cable Systems

Wärtsilä SAM Electronics GmbH with headquarters in Hamburg, is one of the world's leading suppliers in the shipbuilding industry. The company's capability is based on more than 100 years of experience in the field of maritime electronics and electrics. Wärtsilä SAM Electronics GmbH provides innovative state-of-the-art system solutions and products for technical demanding requirements for all type of vessels. As a competent partner for ship owners and shipyards Wärtsilä SAM Electronics GmbH assumes overall responsibility for complex systems projects.


Our Centre of Excellence Turnkey Solutions within the business unit Automation, Navigation, Communication is looking for a self-driven and customer-oriented Design Engineer for Cable Design on ships. The position is located at Wärtsilä SAM in Hamburg, Germany.


Your responsibilities are:


Techical design of complex facilities and systems, in particular cable systems, in cooperation with all engaged departments (Project processing, construction, commissioning, development)

• Design of cable plans considering of the respective specification, the rules of the classification society, builders specification etc.
• To ensure building schedule and calculated costs
• If required, preparing building specification for construction incl. parts lists
• Creation of frame data for the following cable routing (type, category, limitation of cable length, special requirements for routing)
• Clarification of interfaces
• Detailed technical clarification together with project manager and third parties, in particular in respect of cable length optimization
• Data input and maintenance into the cable management tool
• Design of complete connection diagrams




* completed studies in electrical engineering

* mid-term experience in electrical design / cable design

* very good knowledge in design tools (EPLAN)

* profound knowledge about rules and regulations (e.g. from classification society)

* good German and English skills written and spoken

* hands-on mentality and a structured way of working

* readiness to travel and solve problems on-site

This is Wärtsilä

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 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 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

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