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Herndon, VA, US Emeryville, US Houston, US

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Project Management

Project Manager, Energy Storage Projects

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality.

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.  Want to join the ride?



Project Manager, Energy Storage Projects


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.


 Preferred location(s) for this position is Wärtsilä’s location in Herndon, VA or Houston, TX.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage Energy Storage project assignments according to signed contracts and Wärtsilä Energy Business Project Management guidelines.
  • Plan and manage required resources for project execution of the project in co-operation with resource line-managers.
  • Manage Energy storage customer contracts and act as customer´s first contact point during execution of a project.
  • Lead and coach project team members involved in execution of Energy storage projects.
  • Lead and steer site team members involved in execution of Energy storage projects.
  • Prepare, update and report project execution plan, cost budget, project schedule, project receivables and contract completion milestones.
  • Manage contract requirements, risks and issues. Develop risk response strategy and plan.
  • Lead and steer project engineering, purchasing, logistics and subcontracting activities.
  • Participate in customer meetings and negotiations. Establish and maintain excellent customer relationships.
  • Demonstrate leadership by following Wärtsilä Project Management Methodology and Business Directives.
  • Apply Project Management best practices.
  • Support North America sales in Energy storage project opportunities.
  • Location: Herndon, Virginia, USA; Houston, Texas, USA
    Minimum Experience and Educational Requirements
  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in engineering (or similar).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (Spanish is a plus).
  • Project Management experience (minimum 3 years).
  • Leadership experience and skills.
  • Good negotiation and presentation skills. 
  • Cost awareness & effectiveness.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Proactive attitude and positive Can-Do mind-set.


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: 23/07/2021

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 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:  www.wartsila.com  

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC