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Houston, US Fort Lauderdale, FL, US Annapolis, US

Function:  Business Development
Job Category:  Students & Graduates

Energy Talent: Financial & Market Analyst

The world of energy is changing faster than ever before, with renewable energy sources fundamentally changing the way we generate and consume electricity. At Wärtsilä, with our innovative energy solutions, we want to be leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. To join us in this journey to make this happen, we are looking for a Financial & Market Analyst to support our Growth and Development team in Americas with skills, dedication and a sense of adventure. This permanent position will be located in Houston, Annapolis or Ft Lauderdale, USA.  


Market Development and Project Development are key functions in implementing the Energy Business Strategy in the Americas area. Wärtsilä Energy conducts Market Development to generate future growth and open up new markets for our technology and services. This is done by influencing key decision makers of stakeholders and potential customers to increase the penetration of renewables and flexibility in their power systems. The Project Development teams support the area sales functions by developing projects from origination to financial close and investing equity stakes in projects together with external partners. 


Are you ambitious with a development mindset, proactive way of thinking and willingness to learn? Interested in the possibility for professional development? Would you want to work in a multicultural environment within a truly global technology company and have an international career? Are you a recent graduate or just about to finish your studies? If yes, please read on, as you might just be what we are looking for! 


About the position 

This is a unique opportunity for you to join us and shape the transitioning energy market and the energy business at Wärtsilä. As Financial & Market Analyst, you will support the team by identifying, analysing and developing new value propositions for our solutions (engine power plants, energy storage and hybrids) and conducting financial feasibility, project and business case modelling.  


We are looking for ambitious individuals with the right mindset, proactive way of thinking and willingness to learn. We offer you a career in a multicultural environment within a global company that is a thought leader in the energy industry. This position provides a good entry into potential career opportunities as a project or market developer and other management positions within Wärtsilä globally.  


As an Analyst, you will: 

  • Support the sales organisation with: (i) Technology comparison studies, (ii) feasibility and tariff studies, (iii) hybrid versus stand-alone analyses and (iv) market studies   

  • Conduct market and country analyses which support project and market development initiatives  

  • Participate in and provide support for our global market development activities with power system modelling using Plexos –power system optimization software and Excel-based tools; analyse results and quantify system-level benefits 

  • Participate actively in front-line market development by identifying key stakeholders and engaging in customer dialogues and influencing 

  • Support Market Development, Sales and Marketing with relevant information on markets and data for power system analysis and sales project screening 

  • Support with preparation of bid proposals, project development structuring and implementation, negotiating project agreements, and arranging project finance (debt and equity) 

  • Develop and maintain the financial models and feasibility calculation tools. 


There are some qualifications that need to match for you to succeed in this position:  

  • You’ve graduated from the university recently with degree in energy or economics, or another field that supports the task.  

  • You’ve got general understanding of power systems, power plants and power system modelling.  

  • You’ve got a positive and proactive approach and demonstrate ownership and responsibility for driving your own work.  

  • You’ve got excellent analytical skills, a good understanding of financial analysis, as well as advanced skills in MS tools.  

  • Most important at this stage is that you are a team player with good communication and interpersonal skills, interest in energy business and excitement to travel.  

  • You’re fluent in English and for one position there is also in addition a preference for fluency in Spanish. Other language skills are considered an advantage.  


Why you and us 

We hope that the wide range of opportunities and the possibility to truly make a difference has already convinced you to apply. You will be taught everything you need to know to succeed in the role and we will support you in shaping your own path, what's needed from your side is the right mindset and your willingness to grow. If you still need further convincing, how does this sound: in addition to all the amazing things you will get to work with, you will also have the unique opportunity to join the pool of other young EnergyTalents being in the same position as you, so you will definitely learn to swim together. On top of this, you will have an inspiring boss and the colleagues are gold! “By educating politicians, regulators and customer to decarbonize the power systems we are opening new markets and sales opportunities for our technologies. We use sophisticated modelling softwares to produce among other things Path to 100 % decarbonization studies, and are now looking for more talents to the team to make the world better with us!” says Jussi Heikkinen, Director Growth & Development Americas. Read more about Energy Talent here.  


Contact & next steps  

Do you think that you have what it takes to become our EnergyTalent? If you feel excited about this global career opportunity supporting our journey toward 100% renewable energy and you think your personal skills and qualities match what we are looking for, we really hope to hear from you before the last application date 7 March 2021, through submitting your application together with your CV and a summary of academic records in our careers portal.  


After the application period ends on 7 March, the next step will be video interviews. You can expect to hear from us during March. 


The EnergyTalent journey starts in May 2021, so we hope that the chosen candidate will be able to join us fulltime already then.  


In case you have questions about the open position, please contact Heikkinen, Jussi Director, Growth & Development Americas throght email: jussi.heikkinen@wartsila.com

Wärtsilä EnergyTalent in short 

The EnergyTalent programme is an on-the-job learning opportunity for recent graduates interested in a career in the field of energy. It’s an individual learning journey driven by the EnergyTalent’s willingness to grow, supported through mentoring, career coaching and a wide network of energy professionals, including amazing colleagues and a supportive manager. As an EnergyTalent you will play an important part in shaping the energy transition. Be prepared to make a real difference from day one.  


Wärtsilä EnergyTalent will give your career a strong foundation to grow and become an expert in the global energy industry. We give you the tools, support and the opportunity to succeed. Ultimately, it’s up to you how you shape your career – we would like to see it within market development, sales or project financing at Wärtsilä.  


Last application date: 07/03/2021

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


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