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Portsmouth, GB

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 – 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?


Program Manager (Ref 31097)

The Program Managers role is mainly operational since this person is responsible for planning and governance and for overseeing the successful delivery of the program’s output.

What will be my main responsibilities in this role

  • Delivery of the program within approved KPIs
  • Daily program management throughout the program life cycle;
  • Defining the program governance (controls);
  • Planning the overall program and monitoring the progress;
  • Program HR planning and management in cooperation with resource’s line managers; coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Managing the program’s budget.
  • Managing risks and issues and taking corrective measurements;
  • Coordinating the projects and their interdependencies.
  • Managing and utilizing resources across projects;
  • Program communication management including the delivery of program expectations, tasks, needs and progress reports to project team and the defined stakeholders in timely and clear fashion
  • Aligning the deliverables (outputs) to the program’s “outcome” with the aid of the account manager and/or business development manager;
  • Managing the main program documentations such as the program initiation document.
  • Close project, conduct project evaluation, identify and report most successful and unsuccessful project elements for knowledge base
  • Follow Quality Management system requirements
  • Adhere to internal company and functional policies and procedures. 

The responsibilities listed are illustrative and not exhaustive, and management may designate further reasonable tasks where needed.

What do you need to be considered for this position?:

  • Project management certification or Business degree
  • Fluent English spoken and written
  • Project management tools

What experience do we expect you to have?

  • 3-5 years running technology based deployment projects
  • 3-5 years in a similar business environment

What will make you successful in this position?

  • Good knowledge and handling of project and program management methodology and techniques
  • Ability to work positively with the wide range of individuals involved in program management
  • Strong leadership and management skills;
  • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures; and
  • The ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills – verbal and written
  • MS Office, MS Project

Why you and us?

We have an amazing team and a clear purpose to exist. We are passionate about the work we do and hope to find a colleague with a shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future.

All our employees are encouraged to utilise the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials that we have to offer which supports the opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within a very global working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organisation.

Last application date: 15/07/2022

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