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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Fuel Cells Manager

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 with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions 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 cleaner 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?


Power Supply / Research & Development and Engineering is now looking for a Fuel Cells Manager to support, develop and coordinate fuel cells based technologies, products and solutions.

The role is a mix of technical and managerial responsibilities and offers both independent work and close collaboration with internal and external partners.

Preferred location for this position is Vaasa, Finland but other locations are also possible.


Main reponsibilities:
- Build relationships and interact with fuel cell manufactures/providers
-Participate in the set-up potential partnerships with fuel cell providers and support potential fuel cell (company) acquisition cases
-Acquire knowledge of fuel cell current and future technologies 
- Acquire knowledge of fuel cell value propositions and applications 
- Analyse market needs and business potential together with internal stakeholders 
- Analyse possible fuel cell applications as part of Wärtsilä solutions in terms of performance, lifetime, auxiliary requirements etc. 
- Clarify regulatory (classification, legal compliance etc) aspects of fuel cells in marine and energy applications 
- Support the simulation, development, integration & optimisation of fuel cells in Wärtsilä solutions and deliveries 
- Develop fuel cells related strategic roadmap for Power Supply 
- Collaborate closely and share information with internal functions and stakeholders like system integration, automation, fuel systems, business development, energy business
- Collaborate closely with internal Power-to-X stakeholders
- Technical education on Bachelor or Masters degree 
- Good knowledge of fuel cells
- Good business understanding 
- Industrial experience of technology/product development
- Project Management and Leadership skills
- Strong personal drive, good track record in taking own initiatives and being pro-active 
- Excellent communication, change leadership & team working 
- Good command of English, both oral and written

We offer you an interesting position at Wärtsilä's core of product & technology development for a sustainable future. You will work with a diversity of tasks in a dynamic and environment with great opportunities for professional and personal development.

Please apply by 7th of March, 2021.


For more information, please contact:
Jonas Åkerman
Director, Research and Technology Development




Juha Kytölä
R&D and Engineering

Last application date: 07/03/2021

This is Wärtsilä

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