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Melbourne, FL, US

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Project Management

Program Manager

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. 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 with smart technology. 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 looking for a Program Manager to join our dynamic, fast-paced Voyage Sales and Business Development team. The position will be located in Fort Lauderdale  or Melbourne FL.


What will you be doing


As a Program Manager, you will be the primary contact for the management of deliverables and needs of key customers in Commercial and Military sales.

The ideal candidate has a Bachelor's degree, experience with IT environments, Electronics certification and knowledge of the US DOD Contracting and Contract Change Management Process.


As a Program Manager, you will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Work with Wärtsilä Voyage Sales and Business Development Office on verifying scope, schedule, and analyzing estimates towards future business opportunities.
  • Serve as the End User/Customer/contract prime primary point of contact at Wärtsilä Voyage after Contract Award, managing various needs for key Customers in Commercial and Military Sales.
  • Manage deliverables associated with Naval and Marine Simulation such as full mission, part task, classroom, virtual/cloud based, and virtual reality devices, Maintenance Technician and Operator Training, Technical Documentation, and Services.
  • Support key Supplier proposal requests and negotiations of technical requirements.
  • Manage completion of Sub-Contractor requirements execution and escalate performance issues to Operations and Procurement Office.
  • Weekly updates to Project performance measurements, pro-forma's, and schedules, hosting internal review with management on Project status and results.
  • Monitor Operations, R&D and Product performance through frequent communication and performance management tools, addressing issues quickly and effectively to satisfy Project goals, while supporting final configuration management changes and engineering change notices (ECN) clearance.
  • Management of various company Business Systems software tools used in Programs resource planning, project, and portfolio management (PPM) solutions.
  • Project risk planning, assessment and control, pre-emptive and corrective actions to mitigate or minimize potential risks impact.
  • Work with Customers (U.S. Department of Defense Contract Agencies) and Regulatory Authorities as Wärtsilä Voyage’s liaison, to ensure solution compliance and readiness for acceptance and/or qualification.
  • Engage in continuous improvement of Program/Project Management Office (PMO) Processes and Procedures, including development of Lessons Learned and Customer Satisfaction forms.
  • Plan and support business travel for self and Project team to complete delivery, installation, and customer acceptance. Able to travel domestically and internationally for up to 25% a year, spending multiple weeks offsite at a time.


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

  • Higher technical education; BS or above
  • Experience with IT environments including network, computers, operating systems and related technologies.
  • English spoken and written incl. technical English.
  • Knowledge of MS Windows, MS Office, IT hardware, and tools.
  • Electronics certification an advantage.
  • Skills in CAD and Visio an advantage.
  • Previous security clearances preferred
  • Knowledge of US DOD Contracting and Contract Change Management Process
  • Ability to build and confidently communicate presentations to large groups and/or high-ranking officials
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and influence Project teams without direct reporting authority
  • Knowledge of business tools used in Work Estimating, Cost Accounting, and Scheduling
  • Strong skills in the use of word and data processing techniques for performance analysis


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: http://www.wartsila.com/en/careers/vacancies.


Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.   Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer. 



Last application date: 10/02/2022

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 voyage by leveraging the latest digital technologies to deliver a step-change in safety, efficiency, reliability, and emissions. We are committed to creating a Smart Marine Ecosystem, whereby every vessel can connect to digital services that make voyaging safer and greener. With the broadest Smart Marine portfolio in the market, we are well positioned to lead the industry towards becoming digitally connected across the entire value chain and to be the first partner of choice when leveraging the latest digital technologies. www.wartsila.com/marine/voyage

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.


Nearest Major Market: Melbourne