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Herndon, VA, US Vaasa, FI

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Product Manager - Batteries

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?


We are now looking for a Product Manager focusing on Battery technology to join our growing product management team.  
The preferred location for the position is in Herndon VA, but also Vaasa Finland is a possible location. 

About the position
In this position, your work will include defining the product vision, strategy, and roadmap. Gather, and manage, market/customer/internal requirements as well as actively engaging cross functionally to support the organization with battery related tasks.

On a typical day, you might be starting with a supplier call with sourcing and end the day assisting the sales team. You will not be working on this alone, even though the work requires a high level of independency, as you will have the support from your new colleagues in the PM organisation and other stakeholders. For us to be the best match, we expect you to have a good understanding of Product management and experience from working in energy storage solutions alternatively in the energy or electrical engineering field. 

We are expecting you to take on the following responsibilities 

  • Collaborate with battery cell/module/rack suppliers, develop selection and screening criterial, obtain and understand product characteristics and value, and work cross-functionally to select technologies/solutions/components maximizing value for the business and our end customers    
  • Collaborate and support our proposal and sourcing organisation in battery related tasks. Work cross functionally with product development, delivery, supply chain, sales, marketing, and quality to launch products and solutions  
  • Be responsible for Battery data and documentation internally and externally. Establish and enforce product definition and life cycle strategy 
  • Work cross functionally with battery characterisation and data gathering through inhouse and 3rd party testing    
  • Develop concepts, system architecture, and high level design for battery systems intended to be used in stationary energy storage including, Developing system, component, and sub-component specifications for the various elements of an Battery energy storage system such as functional, performance, and compliance requirements, for rack BMS, system BMS, modules, rack switchgear 
  • Work cross functionally with product development, delivery, supply chain, sales, marketing, and quality to launch products and solutions 
  • Create and document product documentation such as manuals, application guides, and source content for marketing material 


As an ideal candidate, you have gained experience from the energy storage industry. For you to succeed in the position, we hope you to have the following competences

  • +3-7 years of product development/management  experience in battery and/or energy storage systems including electronics electrical and BMS design 
  • Proficient in battery management systems and mechatronics design evaluating battery cell/module/rack technologies for performance and value 
  • Knowledge of batteries and energy storage industry certifications and compliance standards 
  • 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 30% of the time 


Why you and us?
We have an amazing team and a clear purpose to exist. We are passionate about the work we do and hope to find a colleague with a shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future.

The work in our team offers a wide range of interesting projects and we truly have an amazing team spirit, supporting each other to develop together as a team.


In addition to the core team, you will be working closely with sourcing,  hardware and software engineering, suppliers, and sales. 

All our employees are encouraged to utilise the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials that we have to offer which supports the opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organisation.

Contact & next steps

We hope to hear from you before the application deadline 30th of June 2021, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. 

In case you have questions about the open position, please contact recruiting manager:
Mats Östman, Senior Development Manager: 
+358 40 8292752 (9.00-17.00 EET) 


For USA Applicants;

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: 30/06/2021

All new Wärtsilä employees in Finland will attend occupational health check, including the drug test/screening. The legislation of the country followed when person is located outside of Finland..

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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