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Leicester, GB

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Project Management

Project Manager



Wärtsilä provides equipment to one in three of the world's vessels, from intelligent automation & navigation control systems that are the nerve centre of the ship to engines which create the power to move the ship forward. But we're not just an industrial equipment company: we're building the hardware, software, and data science that underpins the marine and energy industries of the future.


Voyage (an independent business division within Wärtsilä) is focused on radically transforming how vessels perform their voyage by leveraging the latest digital technologies, to deliver a step-change in safety, efficiency, reliability and emissions. We are developing a unique integrated infrastructure that combines the bridge systems, cloud data management, data services, decision support tools, and access to real-time information, we will collaborate with customers in creating the digital ecosystem of the future resulting in a smarter voyage. 


We're looking for solution-oriented folks to come and help us build this future and help lead the way. We are working in a traditional industry that is ready to change; we can put your skillset to use immediately and see real, rapid results.

We are now seeking a Project Manager to work in our Smart Vessels team. The Smart Vessels team is a strategically important team within Wärtsilä, responsible for rolling out the hardware, deploying software and data capabilities and enabling the future product services for Voyage’s next generation of products.


This role is key to Voyage’s ability to deploy digitally enabled products effectively.  This is a programme of activity, working with a talented, experienced team from across different domains, and expected to grow rapidly.  A key part of the role is in shaping the technologies, processes and ways of working to help Wärtsilä Voyage manage digital deployments at scale.

This permanent position is based in Leicester UK and occasional travel may be required internationally.


What does a Project Manager do?

Project Manager’s role is to manage our delivery and data implementation projects to our customers in the marine industry globally.  Our systems collect data from different systems onboard vessels and generates new information to assist the decision-making of the vessel’s personnel. The systems comprise of both hardware and software.

Project Manager’s key responsibilities include:

  • Managing customer delivery projects within schedule and budget
  • Planning multiple projects for optimal execution together with customers and third parties
  • Coordinating all our activities related to customer project deliveries
  • Working in coordination with our sales and local service partners
  • Managing changes and reporting progress
  • Act as the main contact and focal point towards customers and relevant parties
  • Manage project resources and their works from different disciplines


What we are seeking in our Project Manager candidates:

  • Master / Bachelor in IT or Engineering;
  • Strong knowledge of project management methodologies and tools. PMI certificate is desirable;
  • Knowledge of relevant software, IT and electronic products and tools
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar PM role
  • Experience in data driven delivery projects is desirable
  • Experience of working in the maritime industry is desirable
  • Knowledge in marine electronics is desirable;
  • Capability to manage multiple customer delivery projects simultaneously
  • Customer focused & conscientious attitude
  • Good communication skills and a genuine team player
  • Self-motivated, independent, excellent problem-solving skills and decision-making skills
  • Good and proactive prioritizing skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English, other languages are considered an advantage
  • Solid technical background

We offer

In addition to interesting, hands-on work in a capable team in an international environment, we offer good opportunities for professional development and a strong teamwork culture.


We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative. We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self.


Applicants must have the right to work in the UK without restriction (British National / EU National with settled status).

Contact & next steps

Does this sound like a job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline below, through submitting your application via our Careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.


Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified?

Please reach out to Juha-Pekka Simula, Senior Project Manager, via email:


Last application date: 07/10/2022

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 Voyage transforms how vessels perform their journeys and ports manage their operations by leveraging the latest digital technologies. Using data and AI-driven software, we deliver real-time insights into operations, performance, and energy use to enhance safety, efficiency, and reliability, saving fuel and minimising emissions. Our solutions combine bridge infrastructure, cloud data services, decision support systems, and smart port solutions to enable shore-to-shore visibility. We are committed to building an end-to-end connected digital ecosystem for shipping where all vessels and ports are integrated, and all operations are safe and sustainable. 

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


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