Hamburg, DE

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Project Engineer

Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology and leading the industry's transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. With the world’s widest portfolio and service network, we – Wärtsilians - deliver efficient, safe and sustainable integrated products and solutions to enhance the business of our customers. The opportunities presented through digitalisation and new technologies are offering a new era of shipping. Did you know that shipping is the world’s most efficient mode of transportation and that approximately 90% of world trade is carried by sea?

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?


Are you our new team member?


Within Ship Electrification Solutions (SES) we are supplying vessels with electrical power systems. Our products range from Shaft Generators, Electric Propulsion Systems to Hybrid Solutions and Shore Power. We are planning to strengthen our energetic, ambitious, and enthusiastic team with a project engineer with knowledge to the marine industry as well as to electrical power systems.


As a 


Project Engineer (m/f/d)


you will work in a permanent position as a technical resource for the SES team in Germany, Hamburg Behringstrasse.

What you will be doing


You will be responsible for technical clarifications during project stage, working on solutions, continuous improvement and problem solving – and will be rising the quality of our products from project to project.

As a Project Engineer you will provide technical knowledge and understanding to perform engineering on:


  • Generators
  • Switchboards
  • Transformers
  • Frequency converters
  • Electrical motors
  • Battery systems
  • Integrating and interfacing the power components into a system
  • Communication among others to Sales, Project Management, Customer


You will be responsible for:


  • Product-relevant project management according to existing specifications
  • Development and implementation of project-specific technical solutions
  • Customer / supplier contact
  • Preparation of technical specifications for suppliers
  • Creation of documents (e.g. approval drawings, installation and planning instructions, final documentation)
  • Assignment and coordination of, among others, development (software clarification), design (drawing creation), purchasing, shipping, commissioning
  • Participation in FAT (internal and at suppliers) with class and customer
  • Accompaniment of the commissioning if necessary on site and abroad, participation in SAT
  • Technical support in case of warranty claims

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


  • Preferably a Master or Bachelor degree in a relevant area (electrical engineering), or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience, but also newcomers or young professionals are welcome
  • System knowledge, especially of the main components described above
  • Structured and practical way of working with hands-on attitude 
  • Good skills in MS office tools and preferably also SAP
  • Fluent German and English language skills


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 Rainer Genilke, Manager EPS Electrical Engineering, through email rainer.genilke@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: 31/05/2024 


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