Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Mechanical Design Engineer

Wärtsilä Energy Storage & Optimization (ES&O) is the leading global energy storage optimizer. Our mission is to deliver integrated energy solutions that build a resilient, intelligent, and flexible energy infrastructure - unlocking the way to an optimized renewable future. By integrating renewables, energy management technology, and storage with traditional energy resources, we reinvent clean energy production from the largest and most complex grids to the most remote and essential microgrids. We play a key role in Wärtsilä’s vision towards a 100% renewable energy future through flexibility, reliability, and integration for a more sustainable world for us all.


Wärtsilä’s Energy Business looking for a highly motivated and agile Mechanical Designer to join the rapidly growing Energy Storage & Optimization division of Wärtsilä Corp.  The mechanical designer will be responsible for creating CAD models and drawing specifications for new battery energy storage systems- ultimately to enable the effective utilization of renewable energy for Wartsila’s domestic and international customers.  Additionally, the Design engineer will be expected to work with various team member from different disciplines to create and maintain sheet metal parts, bills of materials, manage Engineering Change Notices (ECO), update and release drawing specifications to ensure timely delivery of new designs and support existing manufacturing. This position requires flexibility to work on multiple projects in various stages of the design, validation, and the manufacturing product life cycle.

Position is based in Herndon, Virginia. 

Our ideal candidate will have an associate degree in mechanical design and 5+ years of experience working in product development, or a Bachelor's degree with 3+ years’ experience.


What will you be doing:
As a Mechanical Designer you will: Produce detailed solid 3D models and 2D drawings of components and complex assemblies in PTC Creo (Pro-E) or Autodesk Inventor; Update existing designs; Design new concepts; Present CAD designs for review; and change on the design from other team members utilizing Asana work management platform.  


As Design Engineer you will have these responsibilities: 
•    As part of the Mechanical and Thermal design team, you will help engineers design cost-effective fabrications to be built domestically and internationally.
•    Advance CAD designs into built-to-print level drawings to be fabricated by Wartsila manufacturing partners.
•    Manage design and drawing changes.
•    Bring expertise and mentor other team members with these responsibilities by establishing best practices and procedures.
•    Help manage Engineering Change Notices (ECNs)- Changes and tracking.
To be successful in this role, we expect you to:
•    Be highly proficient designing structural weldments, electrical cabinets, or outdoor enclosures.
•    Expert with sheet metal design and cable routing using PTC Creo (Pro-E) or Autodesk Inventor.
•    Understanding of manufacturing processes and equipment such as laser/water-jet machines, sheet metal, pipe and tube fabrication, structural (I-beams, C-channel).
•    Adept with weld call-out (AWS D1.1) and dimensioning practices (ASME Y14.5). Experience with equivalent ISO standards is helpful.
•    Experience with configuration control management, use of PDM systems is highly desirable. Experience with PTC Creo (Pro-E) or Autodesk Fusion is a plus.
•    Maintain positive working relationships with customers, peers, subordinates, vendors, shop and office in a fast-paced environment.
•    Experience with Agile methodology and use of Asana is a plus.
•    Have a team player attitude.
•    Excellent written and verbal English and interpersonal skills.
•    Able to work with international team from different backgrounds, and in different time zones.
•    Be willing to travel up to 20% of the time.


Last application date: 09/07/2024 


Why you and us:

You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team. If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application. 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. 


We are not accepting unsolicited submissions from 3rd party recruitment agencies.

Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online: https://www.wartsila.com/careers


Individuals hired for positions that require on-site customer interactions and/or in-person travel may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or other country-specific vaccinations, unless otherwise prohibited by law. Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer. 





Nearest Major Market: Washington DC