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Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Engineering Manager - Project Execution

Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We Wärtsilians help our customers unlock the value of energy transition by optimizing their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world, including 80 energy storage systems?

In this era of innovation and fast changing world of energy, we are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Want to join the ride?


Engineering Manager – Project Execution


Wärtsilä’s Energy Business is looking for Engineering Manager – Project Execution for the Energy Storage & Optimization business. The role will be part of the hardware engineering team.


To be our ideal candidate, you will be a self-starter that can work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team. You should be able to 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 Houston, TX. You could also work remote, in the eastern or central time zones. 


As a Engineering Manager, you will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership and administrative management for personnel which includes defining roles and responsibilities, conducting performance appraisals, participating in salary planning, promoting professional growth through timely performance feedback, coaching, and counseling, among other leadership responsibilities
  • Manage global resources to support sustaining projects
  • Develop and manage resources including full time employees and contractors to staff projects with appropriate skillsets
  • Review projects deliverables that to include BOM, Schematic, Filed Wiring Diagram and provide feedback to the engineers
  • Manage projects deployment, technical requirement and documentation from sales handover to full installation
  • Provide leadership with high integrity and oversight of processes protecting intellectual property, export controlled and strategic technology
  • Build the technical abilities of the team, including support developing a pipeline of controlled title holders. Provide leadership, guidance, coaching, and technical direction to assigned personnel
  • Define technical gaps and develop training program to address the need
  • Support individuals in their career development plan
  • Ensure operational plan is met by establishing and monitoring hours used, and plans Assure technical excellence, timely completion of work and reviews, appropriate use of resources and consistency of methods across projects
  • Collaborate in a team environment and/or take charge of opportunities to develop optimal solutions.


To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 5+ experience leading engineering projects and teams
  • 10+ electrical engineering design experience 
  • Knowledge of industry standards, that to include UL9540, NFPA 1, NFPA 70 and NFPA 855
  • Ability to document, plan, execute, control, close and manage programs, projects, orders, activities, and tasks
  • Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge / skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem
  • Experience in a design or project engineering environment, with demonstrated experience in an organizational leadership role
  • Familiar with product development and production process
  • Strong understanding of good documentation practices
  • Maintain positive working relationships with peers, subordinates, vendors, shop and office in a fast-paced environment
  • A dedication and commitment to results in a dynamic and fast developing environment
  • Ability to work with global team from different backgrounds and on different time zones
  • Flexible and willing to adapt and learn
  • Excellent written and verbal English and interpersonal skills
  • Team player attitude internally and externally
  • Demonstrated results while working in a matrix organization
  • Willing to travel 20% 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: http://www.wartsila.com/en/careers/vacancies.



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


Last application date: 31/12/2021

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.

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers unlock the value of the energy transition by optimising their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Our offering comprises flexible power plants, energy management systems, and storage, as well as lifecycle services that ensure increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world.


Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC