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Project Engineer Electrical & Automation


Together with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, you work on the Electrical & Automation (re)design of software and hardware related components for several Maritime Propulsion Systems. The product portfolio you will be challenged with, consists of E-motors, E-drives, starters, power distribution and management, propulsion controls, engine controls, alarm and monitoring systems and integrated automation systems. 
Since you will be working in Services and Project related working environment, you will know for sure that every project is different. The E&A engineering team can be conducted for system integration, modifications, conversions, repairs, maintenance, studies or consultancy on both Wartsila and other OEM equipment. These are projects concerning the engineering, assembly, supply, installation and commissioning of diesel engines, ship propulsion systems and/or ship automation systems.
The E&A department consists of a small team of experts in the Netherlands. You will be working in close cooperation with other teams such as Hydrodynamics, Mechanical Engineering, Controls and Project Management within the Project Centre. Your location will be our office in Drunen, but your projects are global, so occasional travel will be required.
What are your main tasks and responsibilities?
  • You design customer solutions and provide technical customer documentation, commissioning documentation, protocol for factory acceptance test (FAT), etc.
  • Arrange classification approval of the design and manage the system integration of several Wärtsilä products.
  • Besides Engineering related activities at our office, you also perform on site/board surveys and make technical reports to advise the customer and project management
  • Support other departments; for instance, Project Management, Purchasing, Workshop, Sales Support, Technical Support and Field Service.
  • Inform Project Management on progress of projects and any potential design problems.
  • Contribute to improvement of design methodologies, processes, products and in some cases perform R&D tasks.
What do we expect from you?
  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or Automation/Software and Data Communication.
  • You have working experience with industrial Automation and Electonics, experience within the maritime industry is seen as an advantage. 
  • Due to the international working environment, you must be able to communicate with many stakeholders in the Englisch language. 
  • Experience with E-plan P8, CoDeSys, HMI and Simulation using ETAP is preferred.
  • Responsible, flexible, proactive, stress resistant and planning skills.
  • Willingness to travel for short periods and to work in a service minded environment.
We are looking for people who are service and result oriented and who share our passion for technology and the marine industry. People that believe that the best service and high quality products provides sustainable solutions for our clients. We want to be the most valued partner for our customers - and the best choice for our people. Wärtsilä people are passionate and committed to drive their careers and professional development.
What we offer you  
We highly care for employability of all our employees and employees are encouraged to take the opportunity to further develop their talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious, growth orientated organisation. We offer excellent terms of employment and promote a healthy work-life balance. We foster openness, respect and trust. 
If you feel exited by being part of a dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application, together with a Curriculum Vitae.
In case you have questions about the procedure please Dré Schellekens (Corporate Recruiter) at +31 (0)6 28558033 or by email:
This is Wärtsilä
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 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. 

Wartsila Netherlands


Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. In 2015, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion with approximately 18,900 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world and employs people with very diverse skills, backgrounds and ambitions. We believe in equal opportunities and personal growth and want to support our employees in finding their own path within Wärtsilä.Our business is power. At Wärtsilä, people are the ultimate power source. People who make things happen.

Wärtsilä in the Netherlands supplies worldwide sales & services for the marine and decentralized power industry. We have around 900 employees working in the Netherlands on our seven locations in Drunen, Harlingen, Kampen, Kruiningen, Schiedam, Waalwijk and Zwolle. Wärtsilä Netherlands is characterized by motivation, informal and short lines of communication and a healthy working atmosphere



MVB ID #182594
Plaatsingsdatum dinsdag 3 september 2019
Locatie Drunen
Dienstverband Voltijd
Opleidingsniveau HBO
Sector Maritieme Dienstverlening, Maritieme Toeleveranciers
Functiecategorie Elektrotechniek, Engineering, ICT, Project Management, Techniek
Regio Nederland, Noord-Brabant


Bedrijfsnaam Wartsila Netherlands
ContactpersoonDhr. Dre Schellekens
Telefoon +31 6 28558033

Christiaan Huygensweg 23
5151 DM Drunen

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