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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Project Management

Chief Project Engineer, Electrical and Automation

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, hybrid solar 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.


Energy Services Project Management is responsible of providing our energy customers life cycle support services and updates related to fuel conversions, modernizations, upgrades, relocation and rehabilitation of their plants and equipment. The Project Management teams operate in an environment which requires collaboration with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, in order to serve a global variety of customers. Lean organization and direct responsibility towards the end customer requires the individuals to have a high level of commitment to the team and to take ownership of their own work.


In Energy Services Project Management, we are looking for a Chief Project Engineer, for Electrical and Automation discipline.

In your assigned projects, You will be responsible for technical solutions, supervision of ordered services, purchasing, quality, contract/requirement compliance, customer satisfaction, schedules and budget of your responsibility area.


You will be performing the project work in compliance with Company Project Management Methodology and Business Directives, in accordance with agile operational values in Energy Services Project Management. And with great colleagues!


This position is located in Vaasa, Finland.


Your Responsibilities will include:


  • Participate in customer/stakeholder negotiations when needed and maintain good customer/stakeholder relationships
  • Understanding the contract and adapting its requirements to the project solution.
  • Plan and manage works (e.g. purchase, approve and release of designs) under own responsibility area, according to contract requirements with the total costs, schedule and customer needs in focus, from the project initiation to the closing.
  • Manage project activities according to contract/requirements, such as engineering, procurement, manpower, logistics, and site activities, together with external vendors and internal team members
  • To follow-up and report quality, use of resources, costs, schedule and scope of the responsibility area
  • Identify, mitigate, monitor and report risks in own responsibility area
  • Provide lessons learned initiatives for developing issues in own responsibility area
  • Act as a substitute to Project Manager when needed
  • Provide sales support when needed
  • Participate in developing and maintaining of tools and methods in own responsibility area



We would like you to have:


  • M.Sc. or B.Sc. in electrical and/or automation engineering
  • Project Management experience, preferably in energy business and power plant projects.
  • Technical understanding of engine power plants
  • Understanding of technology, solutions and products (e.g. sWOIS, UNIC, PLC)
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Skills and knowledge and will of managing contracts, SAP, CA PPM and MS Project
  • Personal drive to develop skills, tools and ways of working – both for yourself and others
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships
  • Willingness to take responsibility over own work and role
  • Willingness for occasional travelling


Contact & next steps


Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 4th of December 2022, by submitting your application through our Careers portal.


Contact person to give more information:

Jarno Asiala       

Manager, Project Engineering PMP®

Energy Services Project Management

+358 50 366 5181


Last application date: 04/12/2022

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 Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers in decarbonisation by developing market-leading technologies. These cover future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS energy management platform. Wärtsilä Energy’s lifecycle services are designed to increase efficiency, promote reliability and guarantee operational performance. Our track record comprises 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems delivered to 180 countries around the world. 

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