Hamburg, DE

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Project Management

Senior Project Manager

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 


Senior Project Manager (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 


You as the Senior Project Manager are responsible for the coordination and management of complex shipbuilding electrical integration projects with a typical runtime of 3-5 years. You will oversee all aspects of electrical integration, ensuring seamless coordination between various stakeholders and adherence to project timelines and budgetary constraints.


As Senior Project Manager your work will focus on these responsibilities: 


  • Manage all phases of electrical integration projects, including planning, execution, monitoring, and closing. 
  • Develop comprehensive project plans, schedules, and budgets, and ensure alignment with client requirements and company objectives. 
  • Coordinate with internal teams, subcontractors, suppliers, and regulatory authorities to ensure timely delivery and compliance with industry standards and regulations. 
  • Oversee procurement activities, including vendor selection, contract negotiation, and materials sourcing, to support project requirements. 
  • Monitor project progress, identify potential risks and issues, and implement effective mitigation strategies to ensure successful project outcomes. 
  • Provide leadership and guidance to project teams, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment. 
  • Act as the primary point of contact for clients, providing regular updates, addressing concerns, and managing expectations throughout the project lifecycle. 
  • Prepare and present project status reports, financial forecasts, and performance metrics to senior management and stakeholders.


For your new role as Senior Project Manager you bring the following experience and skills in addition to a Master´s degree in Electrical Engineering, Marine Engineering or related field


  • Proven track record of at least 8 years in project management, with a focus on electrical integration for ship newbuilds or similar complex engineering projects 
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders 
  • Experience with project management tools and methodologies (e.g., PMI, Agile, Waterfall) and proficiency in project management software (e.g., MS Project, Primavera) 
  • Project Management Certification (IPMA-B, PMI, Prince) or comparable longstanding experience 
  • Exceptional organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple topics simultaneously and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Willingness to undergo a security check (also including your life partner, if applicable) as defined by the Security Check Act for military projects 
  • Willingness to travel for assignments at the customer or changing project locations 
  • Very good German and English skills, both written and spoken (both at least C1)


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 Alexander Klingelhöfer, Director Projects, through email alexander.klingelhoefer@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: 29/04/2024 


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 17,000 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