Stord, NO Hamburg, DE

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Project Management

Project Manager, Ship Electrification Propulsion Systems

Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions.


We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for a future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together.


Are you our new employee?

Within Ship Electrification Solutions (SES) we are a world leading total supplier of electric and hybrid solutions for the marine industry. Our products range from Shaft Generators, Electric Propulsion Systems to Hybrid Solutions and shore power.

We are planning to strengthen our energetic, ambitious, and enthusiastic team with a Project Manager with knowledge to the marine industry as well as to electrical power systems.


As a Project Manager for Hybrid Electric Propulsion Systems, you will deliver a variety of highly innovative integrated electrical system projects, including battery hybrid and full electric solutions to both the newbuild ships and as retrofit .

You will lead a project team through all stages from engineering design to delivery and commissioning of a project in the global maritime market.


This is a permanent position for the SES team in Stord, Norway or Hamburg, Germany.


Your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Leading, managing and developing your assigned project team
  • Planning and leading the execution of assigned projects through all phases of the project lifecycle from start up to project closure
  • Steering the project and working with the team to solve any challenges that may arise
  • Working in a multi-product team and leading integration of complex marine Electrical and Automation systems
  • Representing Wärtsilä to our customers ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Taking ownership for the cost, quality and schedule of your projects
  • Manage and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders from suppliers to customers
  • Actively participate in sales support, bid work, and customer visits.


To be successful in this role, you should have:


  • Bachelor’s degree within an electrical / systems / automation field
  • Experience with integrating marine electrical / automation systems
  • Experience as a project manager
  • Good business sense
  • Understanding of the key project methodologies such as PRINCE2 or PMBoK
  • Good language skills in English, orally and in writing
  • Language skills in Norwegian or German is a benefit but not required


To be the best match we are looking for a candidate that has the following behaviours:


  • The urge for demanding and cool projects
  • Business and Customer focus
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Focus on achieving results
  • Proactive
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Structured
  • Focus on continuous improvement
  • Situational and cultural sensitivity


The candidate we seek has relevant education and experience, the right motivation and the personal qualities that are needed to succeed.


Why you and us

We have an amazing team with a clear vision on being front runners in the marine market. We are passionate about the work we do and hope to find a colleague with a shared passion for our electrical power system technology.


We offer a competitive salary and promote a healthy work life balance. We foster openness, respect and trust.

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.



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 is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com.