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Primary Location: 

USA - Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

HW Engineering Manager - Energy Storage

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 


Wärtsilä Energy Business is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. As an Energy System Integrator, we understand, design, build and serve optimal power systems for future generations. Wärtsilä’s solutions provide the needed flexibility to integrate renewables and secure power system reliability. Our offering includes flexible internal combustion engine-based power plants, energy storage & integration solutions, as well as gas to power systems. We support our customers over the lifecycle or their installations with services that enable increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. Wärtsilä has 68 GW of installed power plant capacity in 177 countries around the world.


We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?


Wärtsilä's Energy Business is looking for an experienced HW Engineering Manager to be ideally based in our Herndon, VA office.



  • Materialize through thoughtful planning and execution the ES&O product roadmap including all relevant deliverables such as 3D models, 2D drawings, schematics, manuals, BOM, and manufacturing/installation instructions.
  • Lead, coach, and continuously develop the ES&O HW Engineering team.
  • Plan and execute product development projects on time, on budget, and on scope.
  • Distil and further develop product and system requirements into concreate features and/or specifications for implementation.
  • Qualify, establish, and maintain a resource pool to execute mechanical and electrical designs related to energy storage and power generation systems including balance of plant.
  • Manage execution, budget, and schedule for 3rd party resources leveraged during development projects.
  • Technically qualify, develop, and maintain component and manufacturing suppliers.
  • Plan, execute, and ensure proper introduction to manufacturing environment validating manufacturing partner can in fact properly manufacture our products and solution to specification in an ongoing basis with little to no supervision.
  • Continuously drive improvement and cost reduction activities for our products and solutions.
  • Develop system, component, and sub-component specifications for the various elements of an energy storage system including functional, performance, and compliance requirements.
  • Work cross functionally with product management, delivery, supply chain, sales, marketing, and quality to maintain products and launch new ones.
  • Plan and drive through completion product compliance certification activities through UL, TUV, or other 3rd party.
  • Create and maintain product documentation such as manuals, application guides, etc.
  • Collaborate in a team environment and/or take charge of opportunities to develop optimal solutions for customers and development programs.
  • Provide support and technical expertise to the rest of the organization on topics related to our HW solutions and related sub systems and components.



  • BS EE/CE/ME degree required; MS desired.
  • +7 years of product development / system engineering experience in the energy industry.
  • +3 years of engineering management experience.
  • Experience with utility scale energy storage systems and balance of plant components.
  • Proficient in electro-mechanical enclosure and panel design and engineering including. conceptualization, mechanical layout, wire routing, interphases, thermal management, safety systems and labelling, support calculations, drafting (2D and 3D), etc.
  • Proficient on FEA and CFD analysis (setup simulation and interpret results).
  • Proficient in thermodynamics and HVAC selection and system design.
  • Proficient with fire suppression systems and related safety standards.
  • Proficient with basic control and monitoring system design and principles.
  • Knowledge of batteries, energy storage, and balance of plant certifications and compliance standards.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with customers, peers, subordinates, vendors, shop and office in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Team player attitude internally and externally.
  • Entrepreneurial drive with hunter mind-set.
  • Willing to travel 40% of the time.



Contact person to give further information:


Alejandro Schnakofsky

Director of Product management and development, Energy Storage and Optimization

Tel +1 919 522 5845

Email: Alejandro.schnakofsky@wartsila.com


Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship.


We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online: http://www.wartsila.com/en/careers/vacancies.


Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.   Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer. 



This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasizing sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totaled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com