Vaasa, FI

Function:  Legal
Job Category:  Other

Legal Counsel

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?

Wärtsilä Energy Business is looking for a Legal Counsel to join its Energy Services legal team in Finland.


Energy Services provides lifecycle services and solutions to power plant owners globally and the Energy Services Legal & Compliance team is accountable for securing commercially oriented and timely legal support for the Energy Services business globally. We are currently 6 legal counsels across 3 continents, and we now have a new vacancy due to increased business volumes. 


As Legal Counsel in the Energy Services legal team, you will handle various types of legal and compliance matters for the Energy Services business. You will also contribute to developing new business and new business concepts, including our decarbonisation services. In this position, you will be part of a global legal team and report to the Head of Legal, Energy Services in Wärtsilä Energy Business. The preferred locations are Vaasa or Helsinki, Finland. 
What are your main responsibilities? 


  • Provide commercially oriented and solution-based legal support and compliance advice in all operative business matters
  • Review, negotiate, draft, and advise on, various types of transactions and commercial contracts
  • Support the business in the development and implementation of business models and concepts
  • Support compliance and governance management in the business
  • Manage claims and disputes
  • Provide training to the business on relevant legal and compliance issues
  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of policies, work processes and templates


What do we expect from you?



  • A minimum of 5 years work experience in either an in-house or a private practice role
  • Relevant experience includes corporate and commercial transactions in an international environment 
  • A law degree from a relevant jurisdiction


Other skills:



  • Excellent command of English, both written and oral
  • Solid drafting, presentation, and communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills and ability to manage a variety of stakeholder networks
  • Good time management skills: ability to navigate through different priorities
  • Business-oriented mindset with the ability to provide sound legal solutions with an optimal risk-reward balance
  • You understand how legal solutions and guidance impact the financial results
  • Team-oriented with a positive and flexible attitude
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural organisation and virtual teams
  • Readiness to travel


Why you and why us?

This position offers a concrete possibility to contribute to the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. You will be a part of a global organization with a local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled colleagues. We offer interesting and challenging work as well as personal and professional development possibilities in a dynamic team.


Contact & next steps:  


Please submit your application by 31.07.2024 through our Careers portal. Applications submitted via email will not be considered. After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email. 


Contact person to give further information:

Mia Kärkinen, Head of Legal, Energy Services 

Last application date: 31/07/2024 


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