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Houston, US

Function:  Sales & Marketing
Job Category:  Sales & Marketing

Commercial Development Manager

Commercial Development Manager


We are looking for a Commercial Development Manager to join our dynamic, fast-pased regional operations team. The preferred location for this position is Houston TX.


What will you be doing

3-year dedication to GW Project with focus on Lifecycle Offering workstream working on W34SG/DF and W50SG/DF engines being deployed and applied in Balancer applications to create optimized and innovative Operation, Monitoring and Maintenance offerings for the marketplace as part of the full end-to-end value stream enhancement effort within the GW Project in the USA.


The ideal candidate has a Master's degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Process Engineering and 10 years of power generation experience.


As a Commercial Development Manager, you will focus on these responsibilities:


Development of commercial and delivery concept models for:

  1. Short term 1-2 years: New lifecycle O&M sales model for the balancer application in USA market
    1. Develop commercial revenue model for performance-based balancer agreement
    2. Develop project CAPEX model for optimized OPEX, low VOM (Variable Operations and Maintenance) cost
    3. Coordinate efforts with Optimized Product Maintenance & Optimized Lifecycle Delivery Workstreams
    4. Interface and ensure central function Global teams are kept informed and supportive of development work being planned and completed
  2. Long term 3 years: Lean-manned and autonomous plant Operation & Monitoring
    1. Develop together with Houston Expertise Center technical process and procedures for the next generation O&M (lean manned/autonomous plant)
    2. Proposed AREA extended work stream member to WFI Power Systems and Control for the commercial modeling
    3. Identify requirements for strategic local vendors needed for the lean-manned and autonomous plant maintenance
      1. Together with Indirect Purchasing (IP) identify and establish the vendor network based on requirements
    4. Document and share lifecycle offering information to central function Global teams for integration into Global lifecycle offering database and offering catalogs


Main KPI’s:

  • One pilot project identified for the short-term objective in 2022
  • Conceptualized new GAP agreement for USA market balancer in 2023
  • 50% coverage of agreements in new Engine Power Plants sold in 2024


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



  • Excellent English skills verbally and written
  • Strong public speaker
  • Relationship builder
  • Able to work efficiently with cross organizational functions
  • 7-10 years in the power generation market
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree, in electrical, industrial process or mechanical engineering
  • Contract management and lifecycle sales background
  • Strong legal & contractual understanding


Experience required:

  • Experience and exhibited successful record providing a focus on customer success and having the ability to effectively influence customer buying behavior
  • Power plant management (Contractual, operational, logistics, personnel management, etc.)
  • Quality Environmental Health & Safety (QEHS) processes in a power plant Operation & Maintenance (O&M) environment
  • Operations & Maintenance processes and procedures for Wärtsilä engine power plants
  • Technical experience with Wartsila 34SG/DF and Wartsila 50SG/DF engines
  • Technical understanding of power plant control dynamics and grid operation interfacing and integration
  • Ability to understand and ensure Cyber Security requirements in power plant operations per industry requirements, for example, NERC CIP compliance in the USA
  • Familiarity and proven track record using and providing accurate and frequent updates to Customer Relationship Managements (CRM) tools



  • Analytical mindset
  • Risk analytics
  • Financial knowledge
  • Innovation and focus on company strategy execution
  • Organized and detailed oriented
  • Leadership and communication
  • Presentations and reporting
  • Self-motivated and self-starter
  • Ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
  • Change management


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. 


Last application date: 22/07/2022

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 Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers in decarbonisation by developing market-leading technologies. These cover future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS energy management platform. Wärtsilä Energy’s lifecycle services are designed to increase efficiency, promote reliability and guarantee operational performance. Our track record comprises 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems delivered to 180 countries around the world. 

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