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Leicester, GB

Function:  Quality & Operational Development
Job Category:  Support Functions

Quality Manager - Smart Vessel

A safer, low-carbon shipping industry is underpinned by data sharing. We at Wärtsilä Voyage are creating the digital infrastructure needed to enable high-performing maritime logistics – for the safe movement of goods and people. Through our world-leading Smart Marine portfolio, we support our customers in their efforts to ensure secure, highly energy-efficient and cost-effective marine operations. 

Wärtsilä is on a mission to enable sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services. As we change course towards a cleaner, smarter maritime future, we’re looking for top talent to join our team. Are you ready to join the Voyage?


We are now looking for a Quality Manager - Smart Vessel to join our QHSES team to ensure QMS and Product Quality. 


The Senior Quality Manager for Smart Vessel works in close co-operation with all Smart Vessel business functions and coordinates his activities with other Quality Managers from different Voyage areas applying high class quality proficiency skills to evaluate existing systems, methods and processes, identifying new needs and enhancements and ensuring compliance with relevant Quality Systems and regulations for products, sites and production facilities.


As Quality Manager - Smart Vessel, your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Manage Product Quality issues for Smart Vessel and support their resolution (e.g. 8D, FMEA, Concessions, Quality Alerts)
  • Maintaining Engineering Compliance and Type Approval for current and new products (ATEX, UKEX, IECEx, MED-D, etc.)
  • Ensure compliance for 9001/14001/45001.
  • Perform internal, supplier and customer audits when required.
  • Data reporting of performance of Smart Vessel products and facilities and related risks.
  • Provide support to the Operations Team to ensure Quality, Cost and Delivery Targets.
  • Perform necessary EHS activities for the Leicester site (offices and assembly facilities) including:
    • Site inspections and Safety walks.
    • Training of Security Officers.
    • Administration of safety cases and implementation of “Safety Days”.
    • Waste management.
    • Hazardous material management 
  • Disaster protection management



To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


  • Engineering degree (industrial, production, electric, computer, or comparable).
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in a similar quality position.
  • Experience with Sensors and Steering systems for the Marine sector is a plus.
  • Experience with MED and Ex certifications for the marine industry is a plus.
  • Experience with Epicor ERP software is a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience of data analyse tools and software.
  • Achieving results through strong and collaborative teamwork in multicultural environment.
  • Proactive facilitator with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good written and spoken in English. Other languages are considered a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of QHSE disciplines.
  • Management system knowledge and implementation experience.
  • Certification as internal auditor is considered a plus.

Key Competencies:


  • Integrity and Transparency
  • Customer and result oriented.
  • Analysing, problem solving and reporting skills.
  • Process oriented, pragmatic, proactive and entrepreneurial.
  • Ability to see the big picture.
  • Ability to work in complex matrix organisation.
  • Ability to influence and drive without authorities.
  • Strong Change management skills.
  • Ability to strictly follow protocol and company procedures.


Why you and us


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. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 



Contact & next steps


Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 12.07.2022, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.

Please apply by 12th July 2022 at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.


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