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Fuel your power with us, one of the world’s most influential companies

We are Wärtsilä – one global team of purpose-driven experts committed to decarbonising the marine and energy industries. Operating under our leadership behaviours and core values of customer success, passion, and performance, we are united in shaping a sustainable future for societies.

Our story begun already in 1834, and it is one of transformation. This 190-year journey has been enabled by our innovations, our extraordinary ability to adapt to change, and most of all by our people. We are always on the look for bright minds to join our journey of decarbonising the marine and energy industries.

Want to unlock your personal growth opportunities and to make a lasting impact on society? Review our open positions or leave an open application by creating a candidate profile.

We are committed in complying with responsible business conduct, fair employment practices, anti-corruption policy and other commitments that you can find here.

Our global reach

We are a team of over 17,800 Wärtsilians in 79 countries across all seven continents. While representing 130 different nationalities and varying fields of expertise and job roles, we are united by the impact we make in enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services.

17,800

employees

280+

locations

79

countries

130

nationalities

52%

of our sales are services

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global team

Key locations

Our global team is present across all continents, with our headquarters in Helsinki, Finland.

Find a complete list of locations here.

 

Significant locations

​Sense of belonging at Wärtsilä

On our decarbonisation journey, understanding expectations and finding meaning in the work is essential. For this, we foster an open and transparent communication culture.

Based on our MyVoice employee engagement survey, Wärtsilä’s employee engagement index score is at 80%. This figure represents the percentage of employees who report being highly engaged with the company.

Wärtsilians consistently rate our relationships with managers and peers as exceptional. 86% of our respondents feel that they are treated with respect at work. Likewise, over 80% of employees say their line manager acts fairly and that they’re comfortable with voicing their ideas and opinions, even if they differ from others.

80%
employee engagement rate

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MyVoice is our bi-annual global employee engagement survey. MyVoice will be conducted in 2024 and has five KPIs: Engagement, Overall experience, Inclusion, Intent to stay, and Wellbeing. All MyVoice 2024 questions have a global external benchmark. In addition, we have more frequent employee listening pulses for global functions and businesses. Each time a survey is conducted, the findings are carefully analysed and actions are planned based on the results.

Our purpose and values

Wärtsilä’s purpose and values lay the foundation for our strategy. Our purpose – Enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services – defines why we exist as a company and guides the way forward: how everyone at Wärtsilä can make a difference for the world.

Wärtsilä values unite everyone in the company and bring the strategy to life by guiding our priorities, decision-making, and behaviour when working together in everyday situations.

How do our purpose and values resonate with you on a personal level? Embracing them could make you an outstanding fit for our dynamic and dedicated team, where we strive to make a lasting impact in the sustainability of our society.

 

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Customer-centric

  • Results-driven
  • Good listener and communicator
  • Reliable and efficient
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Passionate

  • Proactive and innovative
  • Collaborative and supportive
  • Energetic and sustainable
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Performance-driven

  • Safety-focused
  • Responsible and dedicated
  • Continuous learner and quality-conscious


Career mobility in Wärtsilä

Through internal career mobility options, we enable our people to acquire new knowledge, build networks, and enhance overall performance and collaboration. Wärtsilians may:

  • Apply for one of Wärtsilä’s open positions through our internal recruitment platform.
  • Apply for a specific job rotation role that is a short and fixed term vacancy in another role and team, after which you return to report to your home base.

In addition, we offer agile ways to support the professional growth of our people and cross-team networking, learning, and collaboration; in job swap, two employees swap jobs for a clearly defined period after which both employees return to their original positions. Whereas, job shadowing is on-the-job learning that allows you to follow and closely observe another employee performing the role. The length, content and aims of shadowing are customised by the participants based on their needs.

 

Meet your future colleagues

As we celebrate Wärtsilä’s 190th anniversary in 2024, we are honouring some of our pioneering colleagues by sharing their career stories. Find out, through their eyes, what is it like to work at Wärtsilä: https://www.wartsila.com/about/190.

 

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Paulo's career story: "In two years, I had the experience of a lifetime."

Paulo Castro's journey from Trainee to Business Development Manager showcases his passion for the energy industry and continuous growth. Paulo's career took off when he seized the chance to join a project team working on a power plant project in Brazil. This two-year experience gave him an understanding of the entire power plant lifecycle, from sales to engineering, construction, and use.

Over the last 14 years, he has immersed himself in various roles across Wärtsilä, including project management and lifecycle services both in the energy and marine industries. In the meantime, he has also built a network of trusted colleagues. Now he sees himself as an energy professional, ready to dive into new opportunities and sell many more power plants.

Paulo's career tip: Treat your career like a puzzle. Have a clear vision of the picture you want to build, so you can make the right choices when the opportunities arise.

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