Hamburg, DE

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Project Management

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. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 

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. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?


We are now looking for a 


Project Controller (m/f/d)


to join our team working for a better future. 


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


What you will 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.

You will shine in this role, when you 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 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? 


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 Haiko Fries, Teamlead Project Controlling, through email haiko.fries@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: 30/04/2024 


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