Stord, NO

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Project Management

Manager, Electric and Hybrid Project delivery

Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology and leading the industry's transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. With the world’s widest portfolio and service network, we – Wärtsilians - deliver efficient, safe and sustainable integrated products and solutions to enhance the business of our customers. The opportunities presented through digitalisation and new technologies are offering a new era of shipping. Did you know that shipping is the world’s most efficient mode of transportation and that approximately 80% of world trade is carried by sea?

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 through innovation in technology and services - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


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 Manager of the Electric and Hybrid Project Delivery team with knowledge of the marine industry as well as electrical power systems.
As Manager, Electric and Hybrid Project Delivery you will have personnel responsibility for the team of professionals including project managers, coordinators, document controllers and project support functions whilst overseeing the global portfolio of battery hybrid and full electric solutions to both the newbuild ships and retrofit. You will also have the opportunity to shape the project management function within Ship Electrification Solutions assuming the role of project management function lead across the delivery teams. 
This is a permanent position based in  Stord, Norway. 


Your main focus in this position will be:


  • Lead the assigned team of project managers, document controllers and project support 
  • Develop your team technically and professionally to ensure customer focus and successful project delivery
  • Ensuring a high degree of communication is maintained with the team to execute on the Wärtsilä and SES strategy. 
  • Maintaining an overview of the order book of projects led by your team including risks and schedule
  • Taking action with the team to achieve SES and Wärtsilä KPI’s relevant to your scope
  • Oversee the project management function in SES by defining ways of working in the project delivery manual and facilitating follow-up of key PM metrics (for example milestone achievement)
  • 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 in 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 both spoken and written English
  • Language skills in Norwegian is a benefit but not required

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

  • A proactive self-starter that identifies challenges and opportunities for improvement and sets in motion actions to address them
  • Have an urge for demanding and cool projects as the leader of hybrid systems in the marine industry
  • Business and Customer focus 
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Focus on achieving results
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Structured
  • Situational and cultural sensitivity

Why you and us?

We can offer a varied and exciting role with challenging tasks, a competitive salary and good pension benefits. Your personal development is important to us, and we offer internal and external training programmes. You will work together with highly competent colleagues and be part of a global working environment. 


Contact and next step:


Does this sound like the right opportunity for you? Then we would like to hear from you! Please apply through our careers portal.

For questions related to the position, please reach out to Steven Gavshon, General Manager, Projects & Operations, on steven.gavshon@wartsila.com.  (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to). 


Welcome to join us in shaping the decarbonisation of marine and energy!


Last application date: 01/08/2024 


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 17,800 professionals, in more than 280 locations in 79 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com


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