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Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Project Management

Project Manager - Product Development

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 looking for a Project Manager for Product Development to join our dynamic, fast-paced Energy Storage & Optimization team.


As a Project Manager for Product Development, you will manage product development projects, that will include managing costs, schedules, scopes, risk, changes, documentation, communication, vendor relationships and stakeholders.


The ideal candidate has 5+ years of project management experience with power systems, energy storage and renewable energy.


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

  • Project management experience in the energy storage, power generation and renewable energy projects and products.
  • Understanding of utility generation project engineering, construction, and commissioning processes.
  • Knowledge of energy storage certifications and compliances
  • Proficient in MS Project and the MS Office Suite.
  • Applicant must have good English communication skills, be motivated, organized, self-sufficient, personable, curious, and able to complete tasks without strict oversight.
  • Passion for innovation, ability to adapt to fasting changing market demands, working independently and as a team member.
  • Willingness to take ownership of issues and initiatives.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic approach.
  • 5+ years of project management experience focusing on power systems, energy storage and renewable energy.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Electrical Engineering, although relevant work experience in Energy Storage and Renewables will also be considered.
  • PMP is preferred
  • Knowledge of design and manufacturing process and techniques
  • Knowledge in product development and/or R&D field
  • Knowledge on creating and managing project requirements
  • Solving customer’s needs and issues
  • Maintain positive working relationships with customers, peers, subordinates, vendors, shop and office in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player attitude internally and externally
  • Entrepreneurial drive with hunter mind-set
  • Willing to travel 25% of the time
  • Location: Must be in the east coast, preferably Herndon, Virginia.



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: 22/06/2021

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