Surgères, FR

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Obsolescence Survey Engineer

Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our partners to accelerate their decarbonisation journeys through our market-leading technologies and power system modelling expertise. These cover decarbonisation services, future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS Digital Energy Platform.


Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 76 GW of power plant capacity and more 110 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?


Wärtsilä has more than 185 years of experience in energy production on land and at sea. Today, more than 18,800 employees around the world are dedicated to achieving our customers' goals.  


Wärtsilä France is a service company specialising in energy solutions, after-sales service for gas and diesel engines, automation and propulsion.  


Our company currently employs 450 people in France, for customers based all over the world.  


We are now looking for a 


Obsolescence Survey Engineer


We are recruiting for permanent contracts at our Surgères site (150 employees), which specialises in the reconditioning of high-speed engines.


What you will be doing 


Working within the Qualification, Product, and Technical Management department, your main role will be to:


  • Monitor technical developments in our engines, including developments due to obsolescence management.
  • Proactively manage the resolution of obsolescence in conjunction with the Supply Chain and the Technical Department
  • Synthesise and capitalise on feedback from our customers
  • Create "Tech Request" notifications in order to identify, register and track cases of obsolescence,  
  • Monitor the updating of nomenclatures in conjunction with the Master Data Engineer
  • Write Technical Bulletins for our customers to declare technical changes and obsolescence, with recommendations for a Safety Stock or Last Buy order.
  • Act as the main contact for the Contract Management team


Acting as the main contact for the Contract and Agreement Management team, and drafting documents for them, for our customers and in connection with the contractual deliverables, such as:


  • Technical evolution reports 
  • Obsolescence reports
  • Feedback reports
  • Training recommendations
  • Participate in technical and commercial meetings with customers, in order to present reports


To be successful in this role, we expect you to have the following: 


  • With 5 years' higher education or equivalent in a technical field, you will have experience in an industrial environment (preferably nuclear, aeronautical or automotive). 
  • You have good analytical and summarising skills, and your autonomy, rigour and organisation will enable you to feel at ease in this position.
  • You have a good level of English (written and spoken) and are at ease with all IT tools (Pack Office).  
  • You will be able to put forward suggestions for improving existing operating methods.

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 that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more. 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? 


We have an amazing team and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future. 


Contact & next steps 


We hope to hear from you soon, by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process throughout. 


For further questions please reach out to Yann Ricois, GM Qualification Product & Technical, through email yann.ricois@wartsila.com with any questions related to this position (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: 09/03/2024 


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 17,000 professionals, in more than 240 locations in 79 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com