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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Combustion and CFD expert

Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions. 

We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


We are now looking for a combustion and CFD expert to join our growing team working for a better future. 
The preferred location for the position is in Vaasa, Finland.  The working location will be our new Smart Technology Hub in Vaskiluoto. You can read more about the premises and ways of working on https://www.smarttechnologyhub.com/


What will you be doing


In this position, your work will include building engine models with OpenFOAM, analysing the combustion process and proposing improvement solutions. With your help, we aim at adapting our engines to the upcoming carbon-free fuels and to produce open-source code in OpenFOAM to return to the public.  For us to be the best match, we expect you to have understanding in combustion modelling and experience from working with OpenFOAM. 


As Combustion and CFD expert, your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Build CFD models of engines, including for full cycle simulations.
  • Choose, evaluate and validate the necessary submodels for the simulations. Especially the combustion, spray, turbulence and heat transfer models.
  • Analyse the results of your simulations and propose improvements and innovations.
  • Code the necessary pieces of your study into OpenFOAM.
  • Collaborate, share and communicate your work both internally and publicly when appropriate.


You will shine in this role, when you have:

  • Master of Science degree or above in a relevant fields.
  • Experience with combustion modelling, albeit not necessarily from piston engines.
  • Experience in using OpenFOAM and general object-oriented programming.
  • Have experience in using Cantera or other chemistry solvers.
  • A curious mind, willing to bring up new ideas constantly and to get challenged out of your comfort zone. 


Why you and us


We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative. 
We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 

We have an amazing team and a clear target to cut ships’ emission by 75% as soon as possible. We are passionate about the work we do and hope to find a colleague with a shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future. The work in our team offers a wide range of interesting projects and we truly have an amazing team spirit, supporting each other to develop together as a team. We hope to find a team member who shares the same passion we have, and we are excited to get our new team member onboard.
All our employees are encouraged to utilise the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials that we have to offer which supports the opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organisation.


Contact & next steps


We hope to hear from you before the application deadline on October 27th, through submitting your application through our Careers -portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. 
Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to Éric Lendormy Manager, Thermofluids & Simulations through EMAIL: eric.lendormy@wartsila.com with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to). 
Please apply by 27th of October at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.

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 Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems deliver the reliability, safety, and environmental performance that Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision encompasses. We offer our customers performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. www.wartsila.com/marine

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.