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Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Chief Project Engineer, Electrical or Automation

Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We Wärtsilians help our customers unlock the value of energy transition by optimizing their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world, including 80 energy storage systems?

In this era of innovation and fast changing world of energy, we are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Want to join the ride?


Wärtsilä Energy Business is looking for a Chief Project Engineer, Electrical or Automation to plan and safeguard electrical works. 


Main responsibilities

  • To be a representative of the company and have technical ownership of assigned tasks or projects
  • Manage project activities, integration engineering and technical correspondence with customers, vendors and cross functional stakeholders as well as internal team members
  • Plan and safeguard execution of activities with the total cost, schedule and customer specific needs in focus according to standards and contract requirements, specifications, instructions and policies
  • Actively participate in customer, vendor and stakeholder negotiations and maintain good relationships
  • Identify, mitigate, monitor and report risks, quality issues, use of resources, cost, schedule and scope issues in projects and for products and work process improvement 
  • Support project and sales teams in complex projects and stakeholders with concepts and product solutions maintaining and developing knowledge in the global organisation 


Development responsibilities

  • Participate in developing and maintaining of tools and work methods in own responsibility area
  • To give, collect and handle feedback regarding technical solutions and complaints
  • Provide lessons learned initiatives for developing issues in own responsibility area


 Professional Skills and knowledge areas

  • Knowledge of Medium voltage system, Low voltages systems, Protection relays
  • Knowledge of PLCs, SCADA and HMI
  • Knowledge of power generation and power grids is seen as an advantage
  • Project Management skills
  • Procurement skills
  • Cost awareness & effectiveness
  • Negotiation skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Previous job experience from similar field of work



To succeed in this position, you are expected to hold B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (or similar). We expect also 3 years of experience in electrical engineering. Working in multicultural environment, you have cultural knowledge and excellent communication and team working skills. As a Chief Project Engineer, you should also be pro-active and have cost awareness and effectiveness skills.


The solutions we develop together with our customers have an impact on how world trade, global energy supply and climate change evolve. Together with our customers, we make a true difference.


Please apply by 7th March, 2021.


Contact person to give more information:

Mathias Holmlund

Manager, Project Engineering Electrical & Automation

+358 50 3009615


Anders Paavola

General Manager, Project Engineering Electrical & Automation

+358 40 5491253

Last application date: 07/03/2021

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers unlock the value of the energy transition by optimising their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Our offering comprises flexible power plants, energy management systems, and storage, as well as lifecycle services that ensure increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world.


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. Find out more at www.wartsila.com