Helsinki, FI Johannesburg, ZA Paris La Défense Cedex, FR

Function:  Business Development
Job Category:  Sales & Marketing

Financial & Market Analyst / Senior Financial & Market Analyst

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?

The world of energy is changing faster than ever before, with renewable energy sources fundamentally changing the way we generate and consume electricity. At Wärtsilä, with our innovative energy solutions, we want to be leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future.  
We are looking for a Financial & Market Analyst to support our Market and Project Development teams in Africa and Europe with skills, dedication and a sense of adventure. Possible locations for the position include Helsinki, Johannesburg, or Paris. 
Market Development and Project Development are key functions in implementing the Energy Business Strategy in the Africa and Europe area. Wärtsilä Energy Business conducts market development to generate future growth and open new markets for our technology and services. This is done by influencing key decision-makers of stakeholders and potential customers to increase the penetration of renewables and flexibility in their power systems. The Project Development team support the area sales functions by developing projects from origination to financial close and investing equity stakes in projects together with external partners. 

About the position 
You will support the team by identifying, analyzing and developing new value propositions for our solutions (engines, energy storage and hybrids) and conducting financial feasibility, project and business case modeling.  
We are looking for ambitious individuals with the right mind-set, proactive way of thinking and willingness to learn. We offer you a career in a multicultural environment within a global company that is a thought leader in the energy industry. This position provides a good entry for career advancement opportunities as a project or market developer and other management positions within Wärtsilä. We expect you to be excited about a global career supporting our journey towards 100% renewable energy.   


As an Analyst, you will: 

  • Support the sales organization with: (i) Technology comparison studies, (ii) feasibility and tariff studies, (iii) hybrid versus stand-alone analyses and (iv) market studies   
  • Conduct market and country analyses which support project and market development initiatives  
  • Conduct power system analyses together with the global modelling team and create market level value propositions, materials, and business proposals to target customers 
  • Support the market development action plans for selected countries to promote high renewable penetration and smart (flexible) power solutions 
  • Participate actively in front-line market development by identifying key stakeholders and engaging in customer dialogues and influencing 
  • Support our project development activities in Africa and Europe with feasibility analyses and financial modelling of independent power producer projects (IPP’s) 
  • Support project development teams with preparation of bid proposals, project development structuring and implementation, negotiating project agreements, and arranging project finance (debt and equity) 
  • Develop and maintain the financial models and feasibility calculation tools


To succeed in this role, you should hold a Bachelors or Masters degree in one of the following fields: Finance, Energy, Economics, Industrial Engineering, or another field that supports the task. A successful candidate will have a positive and proactive approach and demonstrate ownership and responsibility for driving their own work. The person we are looking for has excellent analytical skills, a good understanding of financial analysis, as well as advanced skills in MS tools. You are a team player with good communication and interpersonal skills, interest in the energy sector and willingness to travel.  
You need to be fluent in English, other language skills are considered an advantage. The position is suitable for a recently graduated candidate or a person with a few years’ experience. For candidates with more than a few years’ experience we can consider a Senior Analyst role. 


Application Deadline:  8.6.2023
For further information, please contact Michael Ball (michael.ball@wartsila.com) – Director, Project & Market Development, Africa 
The selected Financial & Market Analyst will be part of Wärtsilä’s Energy Talent program and will join a community of other young Energy Talents and learn and grow together with them.  

Last application date: 08/06/2023 


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. 


All new Wärtsilä employees in Finland will attend occupational health check, including the drug test/screening. The legislation of the country followed when person is located outside of Finland.


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