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Hamburg, DE

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

System Design 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 with smart technology - together.


Within Electric Propulsion Systems we are supplying complete power systems for vessels with Mechanical, Hybrid and Diesel Electric propulsion solutions.

We are planning to strengthen our forward thinking and passionate team with the addition of a System Design Engineer with knowledge of basic power components.


This is a permanent position that will be based in Hamburg, Germany.


Are you ready to jump onboard?




What will you be doing?


As a System Design Engineer, you will work as a technical expert for the EPMS (Electrical and Power Management Systems) team in Norway-Stord and 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
  • Finding optimization potential for increased reliability and quality
  • Developing our global network of suppliers
  • Defining modularizable building bricks for our hybrid PTOPTI PTH System
  • Aligning with classification societies to meet the applicable rules and regulations
  • Establishing functional descriptions of our systems in interacting with other Wärtsilä Products
  • Improving calculation models for Generator/Motor/Converter/Transformer design and selection
  • Improving return on invest calculations for sales support
  • Being the technical professional backup for sales engineering in case demanding solutions are required
  • Developing knowledge of Battery utilization on hybrid systems



You should have a working knowledge of:


  • Generators
  • Switchboards
  • Transformers
  • Frequency converters
  • Electrical motors for converter applications
  • Battery systems



The below will enable you to shine in this role:


  • Degree qualified in Power Systems, or equivalent experience in Systems Engineering
  • Demonstrable knowledge to relevant class rules
  • Proven capability to create technical documentation according to set standards
  • Practical understanding and background within diesel electrical propulsion
  • Appreciation of the value of teamwork, thriving in both an individual and a team environment




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 with a clear vision on being front runners in the marine market. As part of the Electric Propulsion Systems Team you will be an important contributor to our success and one of our key experts within rotating equipment and system engineering.




Contact & next steps


Does this sound like the job for you?


If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 1 October 2021, by submitting your application through our career’s portal.

We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.




This is Wärtsilä


Wärtsilä Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems deliver the reliability, safety, and environmental performance that Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision encompasses. We offer our customers performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. www.wartsila.com/marine


Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com