Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Project Management

Project Manager, Energy Storage - REMOTE


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. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and a more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.

We are transitioning the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent - want to join the ride?



Project Manager, Energy Storage Projects


We are looking for a  Project Manager to join our Dynamic Energy Storage and Optimization team.



What will you be doing


As a Project Manager, you will


  • Manage Energy Storage project assignments according to signed contracts and Wartsila Energy Business Project Management guidelines
  • 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


The ideal candidate has bachelor’s in engineering (or similar), Project Management experience (3 years), Master’s in Engineering (or similar) or PMP a plus.



As a Project Manager, you will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Plan and manage required resources for project execution of the project in co-operation with resource line-managers
  • 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 relationship
  • Demonstrate leadership by following Wärtsilä Project Management Methodology and Business Directives
  • Apply Project Management best practices
  • Support sales in Energy storage project opportunities



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


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (Spanish is a plus)
  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering (or similar)
  • Project Management experience (minimum 3 years)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) a plus
  • 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.


Vaccination is a vital tool to reduce the presence and severity of COVID-19 cases in the workplace, in communities, and in the nation as a whole. The spread of COVID when working in customer facilities and project sites can lead to costly site shutdowns, for which Wärtsilä could be deemed financially responsible. Many local government authorities require proof of vaccination to enter the state or country, and many of our customers require proof of vaccination to be on a project site. In line with legal regulations Wärtsilä has implemented a COVID-19 policy on vaccination and testing to reduce the risk of transmission on Wärtsilä premises. Wärtsilä strongly encourages all employees to be vaccinated to protect themselves and other employees.






Nearest Major Market: Washington DC