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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Project Engineer, Electrical and Automation

Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We Wärtsilians help our customers unlock the value of energy transition by optimizing their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world, including 80 energy storage systems?

In this era of innovation and fast changing world of energy, we are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Want to join the ride?


We are now looking for a Project Engineer, Electrical to join our Energy Services Project Management.


Our team of 28 people are working for a more sustainable future through a power plant upgrades to improve energy efficiency to create significant commercial, operational and environmental benefits.


The position is permanent. The preferred location for the position is Vaasa, Finland.


What will you be doing 


In this position, your work will include responsibility for technical solutions, supervision of ordered services of your team, purchasing, quality, contract & requirement compliance, customer satisfaction, schedules and budget of your responsibility area.


You will be performing the project work in compliance with Company Project Management Methodology and Business Directives, in accordance with agile operational values in Energy Services Project Management.

For us to be the best match, we expect you to have understanding in the contracts and adapting its requirements to the project solutions and experience from working with electrical technical ownership.


As an ideal candidate, you have gained experience from implementations of equipment to existing systems and integration to other disciplines included in the project scope and knowledge of engineering.


For you to succeed in the position, we hope you to have negotiation experience and risk management competences and be development minded.  


Your responsibilities are also to


  • Give inputs to change order proposals for budgeting and change order offering description purposes.
  • Be part of the subcontracting process in the own discipline.
  • Act as a substitute to Project Manager when needed.
  • Provide sales support when needed.


Willingness to travel and implementation at project-related events as needed.


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


  • M.Sc. or B.Sc. in electrical engineering
  • Project Management experience preferably in energy business and power plant projects.
  • Adequate technical understanding of engine power plants as well as for technology (automation and electrical systems), solutions and products
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Co-operative team player, willing to learn but also taking up own ideas


Some role specific detailed knowledge is important. We hope you are and can: 


  • Capable of reading process diagrams, layout drawings, knowledge of power plant technology
  • Initiate product engineering / design work
  • Prepare and launch of product specification to acquire required electrical and/or automation systems and equipment
  • Identify unclear areas and observe missing parts/sections in product specification
  • Follow up for getting as built drawings
  • Help preparations and releases of Purchase Requisitions (PR) in ERP system 
  • Prepare installation information package for site team for electrical and automation discipline
  • Participate/lead site installation works planning


Why you and us 


We have an amazing team and a clear purpose to exist. We are passionate about the work we do and hope to find a colleague with a shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future.
We offer you  an environment where you can grow and develop according to your own interests through the support of a line manager, colleagues and unit.
You will get to contribute to extent the operating power plants lifetime in more sustainable way as well as supporting their business with lifecycle upgrade solutions


In addition to the core team, you will be working closely with supply chain and technical experts. 


The work in an environment is eventful, and you get to adapt both solutions and your own operating methods in line with our values, agile principles, strategy and customer needs.


All our employees are encouraged to utilise the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials that we have to offer which supports the opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within a very global working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organisation. 


Please apply latest 7th of November 2021. 
Contact person to give more information:
Jarno Asiala
Project Engineering Manager PMP® 
Energy Services Project Management
+358 50 366 5181


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.

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers unlock the value of the energy transition by optimising their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Our offering comprises flexible power plants, energy management systems, and storage, as well as lifecycle services that ensure increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world.


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