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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Project Management

Project Controller

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 through innovation in technology and services - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


Join us building Wärtsilä future together. We are looking for a Project Controller to our Business and Project Controlling department in Research & Development and Engineering function. The position is offered on a one-year temporary basis and is located in Vaasa Finland. 


As a Project Controller, you will be supporting our development projects and initiatives with Project Management and Controlling related areas. You will be working closely with project teams with topics such as project scheduling, budgeting, scoping, resource- and risk management as well as ensuring our practices follow the guidelines and processes. In addition, you further develop our practices and way of working to continuously improve our performance. Your role will be to act as an integrator and facilitator in project teams to ensure we are reaching our objectives and targets.




  • Facilitate and ensure high quality project plan, including time schedules, budget plans, risk analysis and resource plans, in co-operation with the Project Manager and project team
  • Monitor the progress of projects, manage changes and update the plan according to needs
  • Financial controlling tasks 
  • Perform and develop the RDE business controlling and project management activities, including acting as a mentor
  • Participate in system and tool development
  • Maintain data quality and demonstrate projects compliance with Company Project Management Methodology, Financial Processes and Business Directives


About you


  • You are energetic, positive and development-oriented person who holds a B.Sc or M.Sc -degree in a suitable field of expertise.
  • You have some work experience, preferably in the field of project management.
  • You value teamwork and work well with different people and stakeholders.
  • You will use English on daily basis in your work and skills in Finnish and/or Swedish would be a clear advantage.
  • Ability to present your work’s outcomes to the project team is essential as well as in general good communication skills.
  • Interest towards operational development -related activities will help you as we continuously aim to develop our way of working.
  • Even though team work is in the focus, you have the ability to be self-driven and can be productive when working independently.


Experience in one or more of the following is seen as advantage:


  • Project Management
  • Agile Project Management Methodologies
  • Experience in PowerBI and/or RPA
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Change Management
  • Development & implementation of processes/procedures



What we are offering


This position gives you an overview on Wärtsilä R&D projects. You’ll have a possibility to build the future that we all can be proud of. You will be working in an international and in the state-of-the art R&D environment at Wärtsilä Smart Technology Hub (

We offer you possibilities to further strengthen your project management and financial controlling skills, as well as other capabilities. Our team works closely together and with a wide scope of responsibilities which gives you opportunities to learn and build skills in a variety of activities.


Contact & next steps


We hope to hear from you before the application deadline through submitting your application through our careers-portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. Please note that we do not consider applications through email.


Application deadline is 6.2.2023


For additional information, please contact:

Heidi Halonen - Manager, Project Planning & Development


Telephone: +358 40 7700 121

All new Wärtsilä employees in Finland will attend occupational health check, including the drug test/screening. The legislation of the country followed when person is located outside of Finland.


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. 


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