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Vaasa, FI Helsinki, FI

Function:  Legal
Job Category:  Support Functions

Legal Counsel

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?


Wärtsilä Energy Business is looking for a Legal Counsel for its Business Units & Compliance legal team.


As a Legal Counsel in the Business Units & Compliance legal team in Energy Legal you will handle various types of legal and compliance matters in an international setting. In this position, you will report to the Managing Counsel, Business Units & Compliance in Wärtsilä Energy Business. The preferred locations are Helsinki and Vaasa, Finland. Other Wärtsilä Energy Business locations within the relevant time zones can be considered.


What are your main tasks and responsibilities? 

  • Provide solutions-oriented and proactive legal and compliance advice on a variety of business matters in Energy Business.
  • Provide legal support to the Supply Chain Management organization, including by reviewing and negotiation various procurement and logistics contracts and by handling thereto related claims and disputes
  • Negotiate, draft and advise on various other types of transactions and commercial contracts
  • Provide competition law and other compliance advice to Energy Business teams
  • Provide training to the business on relevant legal and compliance issues
  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of Energy Business policies, work processes and templates


What do we expect from you?


A.    Education:

  • Law degree from a relevant civil or common law jurisdiction

B.    Experience and Competences:

  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years work experience in either an in-house or a private practice role
  • Relevant experience includes corporate and commercial transactions in an international setting
  • Experience or interest in competition law and/or trade compliance is an advantage

C.    Other skills:

  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills coupled with commercial acumen and strategic thinking
  • Solid drafting, presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent command of English, both written and oral as English is the working language.
  • Language skills beyond English are a plus.
  • Ability to see the big picture and where one can best add value for the business
  • Can-do attitude combined with innovative mindset and willingness to challenge the status quo
  • Be team oriented with a positive attitude 
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural organisation and virtual teams
  • Readiness to travel


Why you and 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 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 person to give further information
Mikko Pulkkinen, Managing Counsel: +358 40 5780095 /


Deadline for applications

29 May 2022. Please submit your CV and motivational letter (with salary expectation) through Wärtsilä’s career portal:

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