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Paris La Défense Cedex, FR Marseille Cedex 15, FR Mulhouse Cedex 1, FR

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Chief Project Engineer, Electrical and Automation (H/F)

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 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems in 180 countries around the world?

In this 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 through innovation in technology and services - together. Want to join the ride?


We are now looking for a Chief Project Engineer, Electrical&Automation (H/F) to join our Team.


Location for this position is in France, nearest colleagues are located Mulhouse and Paris, other team members around the world. 

Partial remote working is also possible,  as we do have a hybrid working model in use at Wärtsilä. You would be joining a team, which is global, with some colleagues in the USA, as well as in Europe, Asia and all around the world.


In this position, your work will include planning the works with the total costs, as well as scheduling, quality and customer needs in focus.



  • Safeguard that Electrical & Automation works are executed according to contract specifications and design directives as a member of a project team
  • Make purchase specifications and bill of quantities as required for the project execution
  • Make project specific design and design packages
  • Co-ordinate the design between sub-suppliers
  • Develop Power Plant project wise Electrical & Automation solution for the client
  • Carry out sub-supplier quality- and delivery follow-ups
  • Support our site team during installation and commission phases
  • Give feedback regarding technical solutions and complaints



  • BSc. or MSc. in Electrical & Automation
  • English and French language skill is a must
  • Being self-going, having team working skills, motivation to learn and grow professionally and willingness to travel as well as ability to understand and work with diverse cultures
  • Minimum 5 years of experience of Electrical & Automation project engineering
  • Work experience in some of following areas seams as a benefit:
    • Knowledge of Medium voltage system, Low voltages systems, DC systems, Protection relays
    • Knowledge of PLCs, SCADA and HMI
    • Knowledge of power generation and power grids is seen as an advantage


Skills needed:

  • Negotiation and communication skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Technical skills in Electrical & Automation engineering


The solutions we develop together with our customers have an impact on how world trade, global energy supply and climate change evolve. Together with our customers, we make a true difference.


 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?


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.


Please apply by 12th of February 2023.


Contact person to give more information:

Bo Nortamo (in Finland)
Manager, Project Engineering Electrical & Automation


Please note that we will be using video interview RecRight as the first step in the process, thus follow your email in case you are sent an invitation to reply to some video questions. In any questions regarding this step, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Last application date: 12/02/2023

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 in decarbonisation by developing market-leading technologies. These cover future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS energy management platform. Wärtsilä Energy’s lifecycle services are designed to increase efficiency, promote reliability and guarantee operational performance. Our track record comprises 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems delivered to 180 countries around the world. 

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