Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Engineering Manager - Verification and Testing

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.


Wartsila is looking for an Engineering Manager with experience in lithium-ion battery systems and power systems up to 1500V. This position is within the Engineering Hardware Product Development Team which is responsible for the development of Wartsila’s integrated battery energy storage systems products.


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.


The location(s) for this position is Wärtsilä’s facility in Herndon, Virginia.



· 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

· Build and a grow a team of test engineers, technicians and electrical engineers.

· Define, plan and oversee system, subsystem and components testing at Wartsila test facility and/or third party lab.

· Setup test plan, define equipment and prototypes needed.

· Provide leadership with high integrity and oversight of processes protecting intellectual property, export controlled and strategic technology

· Provide oversight and guidance on testing the product to UL9540,UL 1973, short circuit test, large fire test and UL 9540a

· Provide support and technical system expertise to the rest of the development organization on topics related to our HW solutions and related sub-systems and components

· Define design issues and risks to the product team and support driving solution

· Collaborate with the larger team to optimize requirement and needs

· Support individuals in their career development plan

· Collaborate in a team environment and/or take charge of opportunities to develop optimal solutions

· Represent Wartsila at the standards organization working on product safety for lithium-ion battery systems.


Minimum Experience and Educational Requirements:

· Bachelor’s degree is required, graduate degree preferred

· 5+ years of product development, testing or systems engineering experience preferably in the energy storage industry

· Strong understanding of system design and installations of lithium-ion batteries

· Able to review, understand and present test reports and finding to the larger team.

· Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge / skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem

· Excellent written and verbal English and interpersonal skills

· Ability to work with global team from different backgrounds and on different time zones

· 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

· Strong understanding of good documentation practices

· Knowledge of energy storage certifications and compliances

· Familiarity with NEMA and IP enclosure design and testing

· Flexible and willing to adapt and learn

· Strong technical communication skills

· Team player attitude

· Willing to travel 20% of the time, this include international travel


Last application date: 27/05/2024 


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