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Houston, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Chief Project Engineer, Mechanical

Chief Project Engineer, Mechanical


We are looking for a to manage mechanical discipline in Energy customer delivery projects starting the supporting the sales activities on own area of project until warranty end. This position is to be located in Houston TX.


What will you be doing


As a Chief Project Engineer, you will be responsible for the whole mechanical disciplines (electrical, mechanical and civil parts) or a defined part of the scope in project execution towards the Project Manager for the project. The Chief Project Engineer will maintain the scope of work in his/her own area such as requirement collection, engineering phase, procurements of mechanical materials and services, logistic and support of installation and commissioning activities at site. The Engineer will participate in customer / stakeholder negotiations when needed and maintain good customer / stakeholder relationships. He/she will manage works under own responsibility area according to contract requirements together with internal team members and external vendors while planning the works with the total costs, schedule, quality and customer needs in focus.


As a Chief Project Engineer, you will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Safeguard that mechanical works are executed according to contract specifications and design directives as a member of a project team.
  • Make purchase specifications and bill of quantities as required for the project execution.
  • Make project-specific design and design packages.
  • Co-ordinate the design between sub-suppliers.
  • Develop Power Plant project wise mechanical solution for the client.
  • Carry out sub-supplier quality- and delivery follow-ups.
  • Support our site team during installation and commission phases.
  • Give feedback regarding technical solutions and complaints.
  • Participate in development projects.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree/BSME
  • 10+ years of Mechanical engineering experience.

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:


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.


Last application date: 05/01/2023

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 innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at


Nearest Major Market: Houston