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Trieste, IT

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Project Coordinator

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


We are looking for a Project Coordinator to join our team in Product Validation in Product Management & Engineering 2 Stroke Engine Service organization.


The location for the position is Trieste, Italy. The position is permanent.


What will you be doing?


Product Validation is a laboratory for testing 2S and 4S engines and components.


The project coordinator will coordinate and control the EU and other funded projects related to development activities within Product Management & Engineering in 2 Stroke Engine Services (It will be 50% coordination activity and 50% control activity). These are big projects that involve more partners also outside Wartsila.


As Project Coordinator, your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • To coordinate and control EU and other funded projects.
  • To be the reference with EU commission within EU projects and to be the reference for the other funded projects.
  • To support the definition of the technical aspects of the funded projects.
  • To support the definition of the budget.
  • To provide project management for the project execution: This includes project- planning, follow-up, financial reporting, on-time delivery and within the available budget.
  • To follow that all the request activities and deliverables of the project are carried out.
  • To keep contact, organize meeting with all the partners.


You will shine in this role when you have:


  • MSc or Diploma (Five or three years’ University degree) in Mechanical, Chemical, Naval or Electrical engineering
  • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously and having a flexible attitude.
  • An awareness of project cost and budget management
  • Capability to work in a team
  • Good communication skill
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal is essential
  • Ability to interface with colleagues and internal and external clients
  • Working time flexibility
  • Problem solving skills
  • Willingness to make change happen and achieve results
  • Decisiveness and action orientation
  • Planning and target setting capabilities
  • Ability to develop self and others


In this role, some travel is required to meet with our customers and partners around the world. Thus, we hope you to be ready to travel approximately 10%, even though most of the meetings are held virtually.


Why you and us


We offer you both inspiring and challenging work tasks, and an opportunity for personal and professional development in a great and experienced team.


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?


Contact & next steps


If this sounds like the right opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you. Please apply online. 


Please apply by 29 May 2022 at 23:59 EET. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.

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 Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our broad portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems delivers the efficiency, reliability, safety, and environmental performance needed to support our customers to be successful. Our offering includes performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at