Hamburg, DE

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Development Engineer

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


We are now looking for a 


Development Engineer (m/f/d) 


to join our skilled team. The position is permanent and the preferred location for the position is in Hamburg, Germany.

What will you be doing?

As a Development Engineer, you will work as a technical expert for the EPMS (Electrical and Power Management Systems) team in Hamburg. You will explore and develop technical solutions, best practices, participate in project pre-phase and execution.

Your work will focus on these responsibilties:

  • Developing knowledge of our existing technologies
  • Design of drive concepts and their simulation
  • Writing application software for PLC and visualisations
  • Finding optimization potential for increased reliability and quality
  • Defining modularizable building bricks for our hybrid systems
  • Aligning with classification societies to meet the applicable rules and regulations
  • Support during commissioning and service calls
  • Technical support for sales in the design of diesel-electric propulsion and shaft generator systems

You should have a working knowledge of: 


  • Electrical machines
  • Controlers
  • Transformers
  • Frequency converters
  • Battery systems
  • Programming of PLC

The below will enable you to shine in this role:


  • Degree qualified in Power Systems, or equivalent experience in Systems Engineering
  • Knowledge in the development and simulation of drive systems
  • Appreciation of the value of teamwork, thriving in both an individual and a team environment
  • Knowledge of relevant classification or IEC rules

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? 


We have an amazing team and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future.
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.


For further questions please reach out to please reach out to Frank Zuehlsdorf, Manager Technology & Design, through email  Frank.Zuehlsdorf@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: 05/12/2023 


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