Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Electrical Engineer - Intern


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 an Electrical Engineer – Intern 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 be enthusiastic about jumping right into the ongoing development of next generation grid energy storage electrical systems.


Location(s) for this position is Herndon, Virginia.





  • Work directly with electrical engineering team to develop a PCB electrical component library using Altium Designer
  • Modify electrical component database entries – electrical and mechanical parameters, lifecycle status, manufacturer and supplier part numbers
  • Create and review electrical schematic symbols and PCB footprints
  • Review and edit existing electrical schematics under direction of electrical engineering team
  • Assist in building and improving the electronics lab
  • Set up electrical bench top tests and perform electrical testing of PCB electronics surrounding Battery Management Systems
  • Review and editing of electrical design specifications and test plan documents
  • Support main electrical lab activities, testing Battery energy storage system and components within the system.



Minimum Experience and Educational Requirements


  • Work from the office at least 3 days a week
  • Electrical engineering undergrad or grad student focusing in PCB design, battery systems, or electrical systems. 
  • Preferably experience working in lab environment  
  • Interest in designing and configuring battery energy storage systems and battery enclosures.
  • Interest to design low voltage electrical circuits for Battery Management Systems.
  • Experience with schematic capture and PCB layout software – experience with Altium Designer is a plus, but not required
  • Experience with electrical circuit simulation software such as LTSpice is a plus
  • Maintain positive working relationships with peers, subordinates, and vendors in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player attitude internally and externally



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