Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Battery Systems Functional Safety Intern

Wärtsilä Energy Storage & Optimization (ES&O) is the leading global energy storage optimizer. Our mission is to deliver integrated energy solutions that build a resilient, intelligent, and flexible energy infrastructure - unlocking the way to an optimized renewable future. By integrating renewables, energy management technology, and storage with traditional energy resources, we reinvent clean energy production from the largest and most complex grids to the most remote and essential microgrids. We play a key role in Wärtsilä’s vision towards a 100% renewable energy future through flexibility, reliability, and integration for a more sustainable world for us all.


Wärtsilä Energy Storage & Optimization, a leading battery energy storage integrator, is seeking a motivated graduate student with a background in Engineering to join our team. This exciting opportunity will allow you to expand your knowledge and experience in safety systems applied to large energy storage systems.



  • Systems, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Engineering, or related field


Desired Technical Skills:

  • Basic Systems Engineering principles and System Lifecycle Process Models
  • Understanding of battery management and control systems
  • Strong technical writing and documentation skills
  • Familiarity with Model-Based Systems Engineering tools
  • Knowledge of or interest in functional safety and energy storage safety standards
  • Proficiency in at least one programming or scripting language
  • Experience with documentation tools and content management systems (a plus)


Desired Soft Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and in a team



  • Conduct functional safety analysis
  • Identify process improvements
  • Assist in creating safety-related documentation
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Present your work and findings at the end of your internship


Last application date: 04/10/2023 


Why you and us


You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team. 


If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application.


Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship.


We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online: https://www.wartsila.com/careers


Individuals hired for positions that require on-site customer interactions and/or in-person travel may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or other country-specific vaccinations, unless otherwise prohibited by law.  


Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer.





Nearest Major Market: Washington DC