Program Manager
San Diego, CA 
Posted 1 month ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Wärtsilä in Brief:
For more than 35 years, Wärtsilä Defense, Inc. (WDI) has supplied innovative maritime systems, parts, and services to the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.  With locations in Chesapeake, Virginia, Poulsbo, Washington, and Chula Vista, California, along with Wärtsilä’s global network of affiliates, WDI delivers and services a wide range of naval navigational and steering systems, shaft line components, seals and bearings, water jets, engines, and unmanned solutions.  We are the primary supplier of shaft seals to nearly all surface fleet vessels in America’s maritime services, and the exclusive provider of the U.S. Navy’s submarine shaft seals. Our superior water jet propulsion systems power the Navy’s littoral ship-building programs. WDI is constantly seeking cutting-edge solutions to provide America with a superior advantage at sea in today’s era of Great Power Competition.

Wärtsilä Defense Inc. is seeking a highly motivated individual with skilled experience preferably in the Marine Industry. Currently, Wärtsilä Defense, Inc. has an opening for a Program Manager, in the San Diego, CA area.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Lead Project Team and manage all day-to-day aspects of Wärtsilä New Construction project-specific engineering, equipment deliveries, and installation and commissioning.
  • Serve as primary project point of contact to the customer from contract award through the end of warranty
  • Work with Engineering to provide technical support for the projects to customers and supporting project team
  • Ensure cost control at or below budget and quality objectives are met relative to project management activities
  • Support sales to win New Construction projects
  • Ensure delivered products meet customer requirements (including military standards/specifications) as prescribed per order
  • Report directly to WDI Director of New Construction Business
  • Oversee high-level complex projects to ensure success with the customer
Special Skills:
  • The successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship 
  • Ability to qualify for and maintain a DoD security clearance if needed
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to such exemptions as required by law
  • Must be willing to travel as needed
  • Must be fluent in English
Education and Experience:
  • BS – Mechanical/Marine Engineering or
    Trade School or Military plus a minimum of 5 years in a related industry role
  • 10 years total experience; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • PMP Certification preferred

Wärtsilä Defense, Inc. is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity Employer; M/F/Disability/Veteran.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Wärtsilä Defense Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation, an applicant may contact our HR Department at, 757-966-5425, or send an email to


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
Required Security Clearance
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