Share this Job

Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Configuration Management Specialist


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 with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions 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 a more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.

We are transitioning the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent - want to join the ride?



Wärtsilä’s Energy Business is looking for a Engineering Change Request/Order (ECR/ECO) Specialist for the Energy Storage & Optimization business. The role will be part of the hardware engineering team.


The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that can work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team. The candidate should thrive in a fast paced, constantly changing environment while the industry and company go through substantial growth.


Preferred location(s) for this position is Wärtsilä’s location in Herndon, VA or Remote office in EST time zone




  • Develop, manage, and maintain Engineering Change Request (ECR), Engineering Change Order (ECO), Engineering Change Notification (ECN)
  • Manage and maintain Engineering Deviation requests (ED) process
  • Create and manage change activities in collaboration with designers/engineers
  • Create and manage reports on the progress of ECR/ECNs & EDs
  • Sustain change management activities through out its lifecycle
  • Work directly with the engineers and project team as documentation liaison in organizing the change management function
  • Research, and implement scalable business solution to continuously improve change management processes
  • Collaborate with the larger team to optimize requirement and needs
  • Ensure processes are followed utilizing quality management system
  • Drive continuous improvement
  • Collaborate in a team environment and/or take charge of opportunities to develop optimal solutions.



Minimum Experience and Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering/technology program, or equivalent
  • 3-5+ years of configuration management, ECR/ECO/ECN management experience
  • Working knowledge and experience of PLM software Fusion360 and/or TeamCenter
  • Working Knowledge of project and product structure, BOM and change management
  • Maintain positive working relationships with peers, vendors and office in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong understanding of good documentation practices
  • Flexible and willing to adapt and learn
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player attitude internally and externally
  • Entrepreneurial drive with hunter mind-set
  • Willing to travel 10% of the time



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:


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


A successful candidate will have the ability to travel to other countries.


Vaccination is a vital tool to reduce the presence and severity of COVID-19 cases in the workplace, in communities, and in the nation as a whole. The spread of COVID when working in customer facilities and project sites can lead to costly site shutdowns, for which Wärtsilä could be deemed financially responsible. Many local government authorities require proof of vaccination to enter the state or country, and many of our customers require proof of vaccination to be on a project site. In line with legal regulations Wärtsilä has implemented a COVID-19 policy on vaccination and testing to reduce the risk of transmission on Wärtsilä premises. Wärtsilä strongly encourages all employees to be vaccinated to protect themselves and other employees.




Nearest Major Market: Washington DC