Herndon, VA, US Houston, TX, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Electronics Engineer

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 and a more sustainable world for us all.


Wärtsilä Energy Business is looking for an Electrical Engineer for the Energy Storage & Optimization business. The role will be part of the Product Management and Development group. Preferred location(s) for this position is the Wärtsilä office in Herndon, VA or Houston, Texas. This position will follow a hybrid work structure where the employee can work remotely or from the office, as needed.



  • Support electrical development of Battery Management System (BMS) for grid energy storage systems through full product lifecycle from concept to production release.
  • Create and modify electrical design specifications, schematics, and one-line diagrams for Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) and electrical wiring assemblies.
  • Perform PCB layout for complex, high voltage board designs – design rules, placement, routing, and file generation. 
  • Work with PCB fabrication and assembly manufacturers for prototype and production support.
  • Identify and select electrical components (power and battery management ICs, semiconductors, fuses, relays, connectors, etc.) to be used in new designs.
  • Develop and perform hands-on testing procedures for validation of PCB designs and battery subsystems in the lab.
  • Evaluate and perform analyses (de-rating, FMEA, DFM, etc.) for compliance to relevant industry standards such as IPC 9592, UL9540, UL1973, and IEC 62368. 
  • Develop and maintain product documentation such as manuals, application notes, and technical specifications. 
  • Assist with maintaining electrical component and design documentation databases.
  • Work with cross functional teams to integrate electronic design packages into the system, including other electrical, mechanical, validation, product manufacturability, and software development.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline (MS a plus)
  • 5+ years of electronic circuit development experience (analog, digital, and mixed domain design)
  • Strong knowledge of micro-electronic circuit design concepts
  • Well-versed in the use of lab test equipment such as oscilloscopes, DMMs, power supplies, etc.
  • Basic understanding of industrial communication standards such as CAN, Ethernet, I2C, SPI, etc.
  • Expertise in the design of Printed Circuit Board design and layout best practices, experience with Altium Designer preferred
  • Experience working with high voltage systems (1500VDC) and high voltage circuit design is a plus
  • Experience with power systems, energy storage and renewable energy is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of inverter power stage and controls design is a huge plus
  • Maintain positive working relationships with customers, peers, subordinates, vendors, shop and office in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player attitude internally and externally
  • Willing to travel 25% of the time if not located within commuting distance of Herndon, VA or Houston, Texas. 



Last application date: 01/07/2024 


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. 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.


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