Vaasa, FI

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Chief Project Engineer, Electrical

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 through innovation in technology and services 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. 

We want to transition the world towards a decarbonised and sustainable 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?


We are looking for a Chief Project Engineer, Electrical with a main responsibility in Electrical and Automation Engineering. The preferred location for this position is Vaasa, Finland but also Turku, or Helsinki in Finland are negotiable. We offer the possibility of hybrid remote work.
As a Chief Project Engineer, Electrical, your work will be mostly based on the following responsibilities:


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


To be able to succeed in the position, we expect you to have:


  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering or similar
  • 3 years of experience in electrical engineering
  • Experience in working in a multicultural environment
  • Cultural knowledge and excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • A proactive attitude, cost awareness, and effectiveness skills
  • Ability to communicate in English, other languages are seen as a benefit

Why you and us?

You are valued – as your true self. At Wärtsilä YOU matter. We value diversity and are committed to supporting an inclusive work community.
Your growth is supported. We believe in continuous learning and teamwork. Wärtsilian community has your back when it comes to development opportunities, so you can develop beyond your potential.
You get to make a difference. Innovation and sustainability are important to us. Every day, we - Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services into reality. 


Contact & next steps: 

Please submit your application before the application deadline of 04.08.2024 through our Careers portal. Applications through email will not be considered. After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email.

In case of any questions regarding the position, please reach out to:


Anders Paavola
General Manager, Electrical Engineering
+358 40 549 1253


Last application date: 04/08/2024 


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. 


All new Wärtsilä employees in Finland will attend occupational health checks, including drug tests/screenings. When a person is located outside of Finland, the country's legislation is followed.


This is Wärtsilä 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,800 professionals, in more than 280 locations in 79 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com