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Helsinki, FI Turku, FI Vaasa, FI

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Project Management

Section Manager, Electrical

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 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems in 180 countries around the world?

In this 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 through innovation in technology and services - together. Want to join the ride?



Energy Business - Construction and Commissioning Services is now looking for a Section Manager, Electrical.


Your main responsibility is to plan, lead and manage electrical construction activities and team at site. This position offers you an opportunity to use and enlarge your expertise in an international and dynamic environment. Projects, production locations, Wärtsilä offices, customers and suppliers can be found all over the world. Work is mostly done at site assignments abroad, home office location is either in Turku, Vaasa or Helsinki, Finland. The possibilities for remote work between site assignments can be negotiated.


This position offers you an opportunity to use and enlarge your expertise in an international and dynamic environment, working on new build power plant commissioning works. Projects, production locations, Wärtsilä offices, customers and suppliers can be found all over the world. This position will therefore see you travelling abroad, around the world, approx. 250 days a year.

We offer you an interesting position and a possibility to work with a successful global team in an international company.



- Manage and lead the electrical works at site in collaboration with other stakeholders 
- Plan and follow-up progress of electrical works at site 
- Proactively manage the scope of works, material flow and secure needed resources
- Manage subcontractors 

- Ensure quality and cost efficiency of electrical installations

- Prepare, arrange and document weekly electrical site meetings according to need

- Manage and maintain good reporting practices 
- Perform start-ups and testing of the installed equipment and document the end results 
- Maintain good customer relations and team spirit at site 
- Co-ordinate construction works with mechanical and civil sections 

- Drive continuous improvement on developing and capturing technical problem-solving knowledge to enable   other organizations to effectively resolve customer problems and inquiries
- Safeguard the compliance with HSSE policies and minimize the risks in own section 

- Ensure that safe commissioning practices are followed

- Ensure safe and reliable function of the plant and equipment


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

- B.Sc or M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering 

- Familiar with relevant codes and standards

- Understanding of utility generation construction, and commissioning practices.
- Working experience in similar tasks preferred 
- Good leadership, communication, team building and negotiation skills 
- Willingness to learn and adapt new technologies 

- Willingness to travel
- Ability to adjust to a wide range of conditions and cultural environments 
- Project Management knowledge is an advantage 
- Good command of English, both oral and written 
- Other languages are seen as an advantage 


Please note that relocation costs and/or immigration support in moving to Finland is not available for this position.

Contact & next steps

Does this sound like the job for you?

If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 9th of October, 2022, by submitting your application through our career’s portal.


Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to:

Niko Holmlund

Manager, Installation and Commissioning, Electrical

+358 40 5622231




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 in decarbonisation by developing market-leading technologies. These cover future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS energy management platform. Wärtsilä Energy’s lifecycle services are designed to increase efficiency, promote reliability and guarantee operational performance. Our track record comprises 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems delivered to 180 countries around the world. 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at