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Supplier Development Engineer

Published date 4 days ago
Posted: 4 days ago
Company Wärtsilä
Company: Wärtsilä
End date June 5, 2022
Due date: June 5, 2022
Location Vaasa
Location: Vaasa

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?

We are looking for a Supplier Development Engineer to join the Supplier Development and Quality Control family in the Supply Management department in Wärtsilä Energy. Role of this SDE position will be in local categories supplier assessment and development and nuclear suppliers qualification.

In Supplier Development Engineer position you are verifying that suppliers are following Wärtsilä requirements by assessments and audits.  You will also monitor and develop supplier performance, quality, delivery reliability and perform supplier audits on supplier premises.

Location of this permanent position is Vaasa or other Wärtsilä offices in Finland (Turku, Helsinki), with hybrid remote working possibilities.


  • Develop and execute Supplier Assessment and Development actions and improvements for local categories in Europe & Africa, Middle East and Asia, Americas.
  • Support Energy projects with local suppliers and deliveries.
  • Assess, qualify and maintain nuclear suppliers in Wärtsilä Energy delivery scope.
  • Verify and maintain suppliers and contractors compliance to Wärtsilä´s supplier requirements and capability to deliver good quality products.
  • Gather and analyse supplier performance data.
  • Support suppliers with their operational efficiency, organizational growth, product improvement and development initiative.
  • Participate in the development of Wärtsilä tools and procedures for Supplier Development in assigned development projects.

The below will help you to shine in this role:

  • M.Sc or B.Sc in industrial management or engineering or equivalent field
  • Preferably previous work experience from mechanical, civil or electrical engineering, processes,  project management, sourcing / supply management or procurement.
  • Strong personal drive, used to take own initiatives and be pro-active
  • Good presentation and teamwork skills
  • Systematic and active approach to work
  • Knowledge of quality, environmental, health and safety management systems (QEHS), welding quality (IWS, IWT, IWE, IWI) are seen as an advantage.
  • Previous experience of supplier and process audits, nuclear audits and lead auditor qualification (e.g ISO 9001) are seen as an advantage
  • Possibility to travel minimum of 40 – 60 days in a year
  • Fluent in English and Finnish or Swedish

We Offer

Position where you can develop yourself and be or become an expert on supplier development and quality assurance. High variety of activities and cross-divisional teamwork possibilities on Energy Supplier Development team. Environment where you can improve your skills and competence for supplier assessment, continuous performance, quality monitoring and development.

Contact & Next steps

We hope to hear from you before the application deadline 5th of June 2022, through submitting your application through our Careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.

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

Timo Kosunen

Manager, Supplier Development & Quality Control,

+358 40 7184111

Last application date: 05/06/2022

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.

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.

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