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Trieste, IT

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Senior Product Development Engineer

Senior Electrical Product Development Engineer

We are now looking for a Senior Electrical Product Development Engineer to join our Product Development and Engineering team of six people working in Project Services department. The position is permanent. The preferred location for the position is Trieste, Italy.



What will you be doing

Product Development and Engineering department provides the detailed technical knowledge and understanding needed to define proper approaches for development of new products and their ongoing engineering and design support required by the products in terms of upgrades, improvements, strategic engineering and testing & validation.


For us to be the best match, we expect you to have a strong and consolidated technical knowledge in electrical automation in general with specific focus on Wartsila automation systems as WECS, UNIC.

The work requires a high level of responsibility and independency, nevertheless a good attitude for internal and external cooperation is mandatory. The candidate has to be able to establish and maintain fruitful relationships with all parts involved in his working activities as Technical and Field Services, Product managers, Project Centre department etc…


As Electrical Product Development Engineer, your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Define the hardware scope and coordinate the hardware engineering for customer delivery projects within the electrical and automation area.
  • Provide remote technical support for the installation and commissioning phase of ongoing projects.
  • Manage the engineering part of defined Service product development projects and make necessary technical documentation.
  • Support pilot installations of new products.
  • Review own and sub-supplier´s electrical and electro-mechanical design.


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

  • M.Sc or B.Sc in Electrical/Automation Engineering.
  • Knowledge of Engine Automation Systems in general.
  • Knowledge of Team Center, Autocad, Visio, SAP.
  • Knowledge of engineering tools and project management is seen as an advantage.
  • Good command of English, both oral and written. In this role, some travels could be necessary to meet our customers around the world or to perform technical inspections on board. Thus, we hope you to be ready to travel if needed even though most of the meetings are held virtually.
  • Good soft skills in general with specific focus on problem solving, interpersonal communication, cooperation and stress management.



Contact & next steps

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 31 December 2021, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.

Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to Davide Ludovico via davide.ludovico@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).


Please apply by 31 December 2021 at 23:59 EEST. 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 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.