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Primary Location: 

Vaasa, Finland

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Assistant Program Manager, Large Bore Engine Platform Development

We are looking for an Assistant Program Manager to support & manage the development of new large bore engines for the energy and marine market. We aim to deliver engines with outstanding reliability, extreme flexibility and high efficiency that are suitable for integrated ship and power plant systems and contributes to a sustainable society.


You would be a part of the development program management team, together with project managers/controller and you would report to General Manager & Senior Program Manager Mr Petri Aaltonen. Additionally, you would be a member of the large bore development program Steering Committee and the project core teams.


In your work you would manage certain parts of the program, you would take care of a large part of the communication and stake holder management both towards the Energy Solutions as well as Marine Solutions business lines. You would also develop together with the other development programs within Research, Development and Engineering the program management function. Assisting Program Manager in leading & coaching the project managers and their core teams is also a part of your work.


The location for this position is Vaasa, Turku or Trieste.




- Stakeholder management
- Resource management with superior, core teams and line functions
- Maintain and report benefits metrics for the program (time, cost, performance, scope, quality, risk)
- Program communication
- Program risk management
- Change management governance
- Program management reporting
- Take to market planning
- Improve and develop program management (all areas) and related tools and processes 




- Preferably M.Sc. in engineering or corresponding area
- Similar type of work experience in Wärtsilä or heavy industry is regarded as a merit
- Proven program, or project management skills, e.g. PMP certificate regarded as a merit
- Good at driving fact-based decisions and capable of risk taking
- Capability to lead and motivate different teams and stakeholders in multicultural environment 
- Excellent written and spoken English 
- Excellent communication skills 
- Pro-active, positive and open attitude, also to change
- Able to manage high stress level and keep many activities running simultaneously 
- Willingness to learn and adapt 


Please apply by 17th December, 2018.


Contact person to give more information: 
Petri Aaltonen
Senior Program Manager, Platform Development, Large Bore
+358 40 8433764

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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 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 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

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