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Houston, US Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Remote Mechanical Engineer - Energy Storage

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?


Senior Mechanical Engineer - Energy Storage

We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our dynamic, fast-paced, Energy Storage & Optimization team. You could be located in Herndon, Virginia or in Houston, Texas or working remote in the eastern or central timezones.


What will you be doing

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will design mechanical products and features to be used for energy storage. You will provide the necessary support to ensure products and systems are delivered to specification.


The ideal candidate has 10+ years of engineering experience and product development and will also have experience with energy storage system.


As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Design mechanical enclosures/containers, racks, parts, and/or features intended to be used in the energy storage industry
  • Design mechanical features of battery module packs
  • Collaborate with the larger team to optimize design for thermal management and fire safety
  • Perform FEA and CFD simulations and analysis for a wide range of form factors and environments
  • Develop and document test procedures, assembly and installation instructions, and other document and system documentation
  • Collaborate in a team environment and/or take charge of opportunities to develop optimal solutions for customers and development programs
  • Evaluate new technologies, suppliers, and system/sub-system components
  • Specify, evaluate suppliers, and collaborate to develop fire suppression systems
  • Direct and evaluate day to day activities of 3rd party design and engineering contractors
  • Support manufacturing and system deployment activities by collaborating to resolve issues and ensure products and systems are delivered to specification


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

  • 10+ years of product development and mechanical engineering experience
  • Proficiency with Autodesk Inventor and Autocad
  • Experience with energy storage systems
  • Knowledge of manufacturing process and techniques (forming, machining, welding and inspection/testing) used in the manufacture of fabricated metal parts a plus
  • Knowledge of heat transfer and thermodynamics
  • Solving customer’s needs and issues
  • Knowledge of energy storage certifications and compliances
  • Familiarity with NEMA and IP enclosure design and testing
  • Maintain positive working relationships with customers, peers, subordinates, vendors, shop and office in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player attitude internally and externally
  • Entrepreneurial drive with hunter mind-set
  • Willing to travel 25% 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.


For more information about this job, please contact Zain Alwash at zain.alwash@wartsila.com.



Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without employer 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: 28/01/2022

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

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