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Stord, NO Hamburg, DE

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

System Design Engineer

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 future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?

Wärtsilä operates in 70 countries around the world and employs people with very diverse skills, background and ambitions. We believe in equal opportunities and personal growth and want to support our employees in finding their own path within Wärtsilä.


Wärtsilä supports its customers throughout the lifecycle of their installations by optimising efficiency and performance. We provide the most comprehensive portfolio of services and the broadest service network in the industry, for both the energy and marine markets. We are committed to providing high quality, expert support, and the availability of services in the most environmentally sound way possible, wherever our customers are.


Are you our new employee?

Within Electric Propulsion Systems we are supplying complete power systems for vessels with Mechanical, Hybrid and Diesel Electric propulsion solutions.

We are planning to strengthen our team with a System Design engineer with knowledge to basic power components. 

As a System engineer you will work as a technical resource for the EPMS (Electrical and Power Management Systems) team in Norway-Stord and in Hamburg. You will work out technical solutions, best practices, participate in project pre-phase and execution. This is a permanent position.


As a System Design Engineer, you will provide basic knowledge and understanding being able to perform engineering and follow up the following: 

  • Generators
  • Switchboards
  • Transformers
  • Frequency converters
  • Electrical motors for converter applications
  • Battery systems
  • Understanding of how to integrate the power components into a complete Propulsion system including thrusters and propulsion control
  • System engineering with responsibility to ensure the quality of the complete propulsion system and ensuring all relevant interface is taken care of
  • Support Sales in complex offering
  • Support and participate in delivery projects
  • Interface with engineering and project management stakeholders in other business units including propulsion and engines



A Bachelor or Master’s degree in Power Systems or at least proven established background in systems engineering

  • Solid knowledge to relevant class rules
  • Capability to create technical documentation and standards
  • Clear understanding and proven background within diesel electrical propulsion
  • Willingness to work in teams


Why you and us  

We have an amazing team with a clear vision on being front runners in the marine market. As part of the Electric Propulsion Systems Team you will be an important contributor to our success and being one of our key experts within rotating equipment and system engineering. We are passionate about the work we do and hope to find a colleague with a shared passion for propulsion power system technology.   

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

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 global working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organisation.  


Contact & next steps    

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 26 July 2021, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. The timeline for the recruitment process will be the following: 

Reviewing applications until 9 August
First round of interviews in the middle of August


Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to Kjell Angeltveit, Manager Electrical Systems & Integration (kjell.angeltveit@wartsila.com) or Talent Acquisition Specialist Elizaveta Egorenkova (elizaveta.egorenkova@wartsila.com)


This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems deliver the reliability, safety, and environmental performance that Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision encompasses. We offer our customers performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. www.wartsila.com/marine

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