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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Other

Electrical/Automation 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?


Wärtsilä Marine Business is now looking for an Electrical/Automation Expert to strengthen Catalyst Systems product line’s Electrical and Automation team in growing environmental business.


In our dynamic and entrepreneurial organization, we develop, sell, and deliver world class gas- and particle emission control solutions. As part of our team you will collaborate across our organization and suppliers delivering catalyst systems and solutions to Energy and Marine projects. In this position you will have a privilege to enjoy for superb support from your experienced colleagues in fields of electrical-, automation-, process- and mechanical engineering.

We as your possible future teammates wish to find a nicest colleague with innovative and systematic approach to work. Together we will make a great team!

Preferred location, Vaasa, Finland. Turku also possible.


As an Electrical/Automation Expert your main responsibility is to design and develop electrical assemblies for our SCR system together with our experts.


Following tasks are essential parts of your work: 

  • Collaborate on development of new Catalyst products and product features and be responsible for the electrical part of our product portfolio.
  • Collaborate with Wärtsilä internal stakeholders, suppliers, sales and delivery projects on electrical related questions.
  • Lead the electrical development and coordinate the external electrical production.
  • Technical expert in sales and delivery phase for electrical design and regulatory concerns.
  • Work closely with our automation and software professionals. Depending on your automation skills, you may expand your role into automation related work as well.


To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, industrial automation or equivalent.
  • Have at least three years of experience within electrical & automation related work.
  • Are able to act as the leading expert on electrical design within our organisation.
  • Have a product- and lifecycle-oriented approach to your work and can customise the electrical design to fit a wide array of solutions.
  • Can troubleshoot electrical systems.
  • Work systematically and use task management tools to coordinate the team effort.
  • Work well together with people, both your colleagues and external suppliers.
  • Constantly strive to improve the way you work.
  • Speak fluent English and Finnish OR Swedish


Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of industrial automation, electrical codes (IEC, UL, marine class society requirements).
  • Understanding of process instrumentation and use of signals for process control purposes.
  • Hands on experience of work with electrical assemblies, e.g. assembly, commissioning, testing.
  • Experience in AutoCAD, EPLAN, Atlassian tools, Teamcenter, M-files.


What we offer: 

  • Being part of experienced, diverse and self-driving product-line.
  • Freedom and responsibility over your work enabling excellent work/life -balance.
  • Possibility to grow and develop your skills in electrical- but also automation competence area.
  • Possibility to work in an interesting, challenging and developing environmental business.


Contact & next steps

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 27th of October 2021, through submitting your CV & application (with your salary expectation) through our careers portal.


Person to give more information:
Daniel Westman
Manager, Electrical & Automation
Email: daniel.westman@wartsila.com
Mobile: +358 400 656 551 (Weekdays 15-16)


Last application date: 27/10/2021

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.