Vaasa, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Chief Project Engineer, Mechanical

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 always on the lookout for a talent with a growth mindset – are you the one?  


We are looking for a Chief Project Engineer, Mechanical to STH (Sustainable Technology Hub) plant system development team. In this job, you work as a part of Plant Development team. The Plant Development team works as an expert in engine testing infrastructure and systems. Our team works as an enabler for implementing sustainable future fuels and their needed technologies in our new STH testing facilities. You will influence and participate in a rapidly developing plant environment. We offer a technically diverse and flexible environment, focusing on new plant technologies, sustainable fuels and maintaining the current systems.


This job requires a determined and systematic approach to moving things forward.


Position information:


The location for this permanent position is in Vaasa, Finland.
Your role and responsibilities:

As a Chief Project Engineer, your work will include:


  • Coordination of plant development projects
  • Coordination of plant system engineering and approving system design
  • Plant system optimization together with equipment suppliers and the real estate department
  • Creating purchase requisitions of equipment / sub-contracting for development projects
  • Safeguards that work under their own responsibility area are executed according to requirements, specifications, instructions and policies
  • Supporting the site team during the installation & commissioning phase
  • Manage and maintain good reporting practices and document management
  • Ensure that mechanical as-built drawings are completed and communicated
  • Ensure that plant PI diagram, functional descriptions and work instructions are up to date
  • Project cost and time-schedule follow up
  • To succeed in this position, you are expected to:
  • Hold a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Mechanical / Process Engineering (or similar).
  • Have several years of experience in relevant fields or projects
  • Self-propelling, active personality with excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Be proactive and have cost awareness and effectiveness skills
  • Finnish and English language skills are required, and Swedish skill is considered as an advantage

You will shine in this role if you have:


  • Previous knowledge of Marine or Energy projects
  • Previous experience working as a supervisor is considered an advantage
  • Project Management skills
  • Procurement skills
  • Negotiation skills & Presentation skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Experience/knowledge in using SAP, M-files

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:  

Submit your application through our Careers portal by 27.05.2024. Applications submitted via email will not be considered. After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email. 


In case you have any questions regarding this position, please do not hesitate to contact:


Jiri Kronqvist

+358 407368483


Plant Development Manager

Last application date: 27/05/2024 


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