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Houston, US

Function:  Digital Technology & Innovation
Job Category:  Digital Technology and Open Innovation

Solution Engineer - Energy Storage & Optimization

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.

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.  Want to join the ride?


Solution Engineer


Energy Storage and Optimization, a Wartsila business unit, is the leading provider of intelligent energy management software platform and energy storage turn-key system. Our mission is to enable clean energy generation through computing technologies. We are seeking a Solution Engineer to join delivery solution. Simply put, an electrical engineer with a passion for control and automation system for the energy industries. The desired location for this position is Houston, TX.


As a Solution Engineer you will develop and deploy software & control technologies on our GEMS SW platform according to our solution standards and project requirements that solves electrical power and energy problems. You will often need to innovate to meet new challenges.


As a Solution Engineer you will focus on these responsibilities:

•             Code in Java, but will also utilize Javascript and Python languages from time to time.

•             Read decent amount of electrical engineering documents to understand the design and will develop technical documents of your own according to our standards.

•             Work closely with other electrical, mechanical and software engineers when delivering solutions to projects.

•             Travel internationally up to 25% to help commissioning your work at large solar, wind, energy storage or hybrid power plants.


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

•             Degree in Electrical Engineering with experience in substations, power plants and power transmission systems.

•             Experience or knowledge of SCADA standards and products

•             Basic knowledge of programming - Java, Javascript, phython.

•             Knowledge of Networking - VLAN, NAT, and basic principle of switches and routers configuration.

•             Knowledge of industrial communication protocol (Modbus, OPC DA/OPC UA)

•             Passionate about renewable energy.

•             Attention to details and good time management skill. Ability to multi-tasking and engage multiple projects simultaneously.


Optional and Preferred, but we can teach you if you are a fast learner

•             Knowledge of TCP/IP network communication devices and protocols

•             Java experience

•             Experience with DNP3, IEC-60850, IEC-61870-104-5

•             Grasp of cybersecurity principles and practices in software products

•             Familiar with Linux OS

•             Working experience with Modern software development management tools including JIRA, GIT and Confluence.

•             Familiar with ssh and tunneling.

•             Working experience with Docker and/or Kubernetes.

•             Experience in creating an HMI screens.

•             Experience with drawing tools to create diagram such as SLD, P&ID, such as ACAD or Visio.


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: 31/05/2022

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 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: . 


Nearest Major Market: Houston