Vaasa, FI Turku, FI Helsinki, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Expert - Safety Engineering

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 now looking for an Expert – Process Safety, to develop the power plants of the future operating on sustainable fuels. As an Expert in Process Safety within Wärtsilä’s Energy Business Technology function, you will play a key role in  executing the development roadmap for zero- and low-carbon Energy Business power plant solutions. As a domain expert, you will work in close cooperation between Engine R&D, Power Plant Technology, Energy Services and Sales to develop and deliver new technologies based on sustainable fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia and methanol.  
Location information:
The preferred location for this permanent position is Vaasa, Helsinki, or Turku, Finland. Other locations in the European time zone may be considered.
Your main responsibilities are: 

  • Lead safety and risk assessment and mitigation work for sustainable fuel-operated power plants (hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, biofuels)
  • Apply established methodology (HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA) to develop effective process safety strategies
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the integration of process safety principles into design, operation, and maintenance activities
  • Serve as point of reference for safety and risk-related standards and guidelines
  • Provide technical support within own discipline for sales, project delivery and non-conformity organisations
  • Create training material and conduct internal trainings within own area of expertize

Requirements for the position: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in relevant area
  • Proven experience of process safety engineering
  • Strong knowledge of process safety standards and regulation 
  • Self-going with motivation to learn and grow professionally
  • Good communication, negotiation and team working skills
  • Ability to assess cross-disciplinary impacts and harness synergies  
  • Experience in power plant technology; engines, gas turbines, oil&gas and/or fuel cells 
  • Experience in working with hydrogen, ammonia, methanol is a strong merit
  • Goal-oriented mindset, analytical skills and you enjoy problem-solving
  • Fluent written and spoken English 

Why you and us?   
You are valued – as your true self. At Wärtsilä YOU matter. We value diversity and are committed in supporting an inclusive work community.    
Your growth is supported. We believe in continuous learning & 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 before the deadline through our Careers portal. The last application date is 03.03.2023. Applications through email will not be considered. After submitting your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email.
In case of any questions, reach out to Rasmus Teir, General Manager, Wärtsilä Energy Business Technology +358505916244

Last application date: 03/03/2024 


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. The country's legislation is followed when a person is located outside of Finland.


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Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com