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Hamburg, DE

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Project Management

Project Controller (m/f/d)

Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology and has the world’s widest portfolio and service network. We are leading the industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Systems are focusing on the latest and most efficient solutions, products and lifecycle services to support the vision for a safer, better, and more sustainable future for our customers. 

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


Project Controller (m/f/d)


to join our team.


The preferred location for the position is in Hamburg, Germany. 


What will you be doing


  • In the role as a project controller for Marine Electrical System (Wärtsilä SAM Electronics GmbH) you will be part of a well-established team of seven other project controllers who are commercially responsible for their designated projects.
  • In your roll you will take care of all commercial and business matters of large scale projects and act as the co-pilot of your projects. By preparing project forecasts, variance analyses and project and management reports you will generate transparency for your internal stake holders.

As Project Controller, your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Handling of all commercial and business issues within the scope of major projects (>10Mio€).
  • Commercial key contact person for project managers, project team and customers.
  • Preparation of project forecast (cash flow, costs, sales, profitability), preparation of variance analyses, preparation of project and management reports.
  • Independent opportunity and risk assessment, support of project management in claim management.
  • Review and evaluation of quotation and project calculation in cooperation with the project manager, support in the creation and independent monitoring of project-specific key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Accounting in accordance with internal liquidity planning and in coordination with the project manager.
  • Ensuring compliance with internal regulations and guidelines on commercial matters.
  • Execution of project related month-end and year-end closing activities.
  • Participation in customer and supplier negotiations when required.

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

  • You have at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering or economics
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in project management or project controlling of complex industrial projects
  • Proven expertise of project management (e.g IPMA or PMI certification) 
  • Solid experience with SAP and MS Office
  • Fluent German and English skills written and spoken.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills developed whilst working on high value projects.
  • Ability to independently work within multidisciplinary teams and across multiple projects.
  • You are show initiative with an entrepreneurial spirit and know how to set priorities
  • Willingness to occasionally travel to your project sites (Approx. 5%)


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? 


Last application date: 15/01/2023

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 Marine Systems supports customers with high quality products and lifecycle services related to the gas value chain, exhaust treatment, shaft line, underwater repair and electrical integrations. We are committed to providing the latest and most efficient solutions, in line with Wärtsilä’s vision for a safe and sustainable future for our customers, our communities and our planet. 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at