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Houston, US

Function:  Business Development
Job Category:  Sales & Marketing

General Manager, Project 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?


General Manager, Project Development


Wärtsilä Energy Solutions is looking for an experienced General Manager for its Project Development team. This manager will report to the Director, Growth & Development. The desired location for this position is Houston, TX.  Remote work from other US locations will be considered.


As General Manager, Project Development, you will ensure that Project Development strategy is up-to-date and understood and followed by the organization.  The ideal candidate would have a degree in Engineering and progressive power plant project finance experience.


As  General Manager, Project Development, you will focus on these responsibilities:

• Economic results of the Project Development business

• Project Development strategy

• Operative lead of the Project Development function including setting targets, selecting focus areas and projects, supporting and managing people, and budgets

• Relationship building with key financiers, electrical generation organizations, governmental agencies

 • Profit and loss of the function

• Lead and manage Project Development activities

 • Select focus areas and projects to originate along with the strategy and company objectives

• Develop, maintain, and expand relationships with strategic partners and multi-lateral institutions jointly with Market Development

 • Support Sales in finance and development service activities, and in making strategies for capturing deals (Deal room)


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

• Expert in project development and financing of IPPs Management & Leadership Skills and Expertise:

• Team leadership, coaching and delegating

• Goal focus, making things happen

• Forward thinking

• Good in building relationships

• Self-confident with influencing power

• Open and flexible

• M. Sc.(Eng) or similar preferred with several years of progressive power plant project finance experience, or a Bachelor Degree and 10 years of requisite progressive experience

• Spanish language ability is an asset



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: 03/03/2022

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 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



Nearest Major Market: Houston