Project Agreement Manager

Lead Sales in West & North Africa as Project Agreement Manager in Puteaux, France. Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships, ensure project success, and support financial processes. French and English proficiency required.

Puteaux, France  UTC+01:00   On-site   Full Time   10000+   More than 3 months ago

About Wärtsilä

Company Overview

Wärtsilä Corporation

Helsinki, Finland


Business Model

Energy and Marine Technology

Provider of technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy sectors, focusing on energy efficiency and innovations for decarbonization.

Engineering and technology solutions in marine and energy markets, including power plants, ship design, and digital solutions services.

Locations & Geography

Operates in over 200 locations across more than 80 countries, including substantial presence in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Company Culture

Wärtsilä aims to lead the way in developing sustainable technologies for the marine and energy markets, ensuring reliable and environmentally friendly solutions.

Wärtsilä promotes a supportive and innovative work environment, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and safety.

Comprehensive training programs and growth opportunities, emphasizing skill development in sustainable and efficient energy solutions.

Activities & Projects

Significant projects include the development of the world's largest solar hybrid power plant in Burkina Faso and leading a EUR 200 million collaboration ecosystem to develop autonomous zero-emission balancing solutions for the energy transition.

Introduction of new methanol engines and advancements in hybrid and electric power solutions for marine applications.

Committed to decarbonisation through innovations such as sustainable marine fuels and energy storage solutions.

Career Opportunities

Wärtsilä frequently offers positions in engineering, project management, and operational roles, particularly in sectors focusing on energy and marine technology.

Benefits include comprehensive health insurance, flexible working conditions, and programs supporting employee well-being and continuous learning.

Contact Information

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Wärtsilä Careers

Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our partners to accelerate their decarbonisation journeys through our market-leading technologies and power system modelling expertise. These cover decarbonisation services, future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS Digital Energy Platform.

Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 76 GW of power plant capacity and more 110 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 now looking for a

Project Agreement Manager

to develop and lead the Sales in West & North Africa region.

The preferred location for the position is in Paris, France.

What you will be doing

We are looking for a passionate and adaptable leader to develop and lead the Sales in West & North Africa region. If you have a strong ambition to contribute to taking our business in Africa to a new level, a drive for performance and show excellence in building and maintaining excellent stakeholder relationships, you could be the right person to join our new dynamic team.

The Project Agreement Manager plays a significant role for the Agreement ‘success already during project/construction phase. He is a member of sub region West Africa Agreement Management. The position reports to the Country Agreement Manager.

As Project Agreement Manager your work will focus on these responsibilities

  • Ensure that the service's scope, constraints, and requirements (as per the contract) are taken into consideration and will be fulfilled during the construction phase,
  • Participate to Project meetings and provide the required support: participation in GME / EDF meetings on project platform when necessary,
  • Participate and give inputs in studies / purchasing meetings;
  • Give accurate inputs regarding the maintenance during HAZOP / AMDEC studies
  • Support to the Project team for the Maintenance documentation;
  • Support the conformity check / confirmation of material of units supplied by the consortium members (i.e. Vinci);
  • Support to check that the equipment selected by the consortium members (i.e. Vinci, ...) are as close as possible to Wärtsilä's "standards" (with a purchase to Wartsila-referenced suppliers when possible)
  • Request and check the study / analyse about the impact on the maintenance costs on the equipment selected by the consortium members (i.e. Vinci) and give recommendations, if any;
  • Check the safety stock of the consortium members (i.e. Vinci, ...) in terms of items, quantity.... and give recommendations, if any
  • Set the list of parts and prices for the spare parts required for the maintenance of the equipment supplied by the consortium members (i.e. Vinci, ...)
  • Support the mobilisation phase of the Guaranteed Asset Performance Agreement (resources recruitment, team accommodations sourcing, documentation preparation, ...)
  • Support and follow the financial administrative process of the agreement: intragroup invoicing, external invoicing, SAP requirement / inputs, Agreements management information inputs (CMT, Estimo, CRM, ...);
  • Support any sales or services requirement during the construction phase (costing, internal sales and customer meetings, technical and commercial analyses, ...) related to this project or to any similar project
  • Give inputs and share in Service / Agreement Management stakeholders of the summary report of the status of the project scope as well as ensure that the status is according to approved plan.
  • Maintain and develop internal and external relationships and ensure that projects fulfil stakeholder expectations and service's scope, constraints, and requirements (as per the contract);
  • Understand work environment and facilitate interactions between departments
  • Track to obtain information, services or documents related to any service / agreement management; Ensure good archiving and classification of documents In addition to the above duties and responsibilities, the position holder must be prepared to undertake any additional duties within their capabilities which may result from changing circumstances, but which may not of necessity, change the general character or level of responsibility of the position.

You will shine in this role, when you have the following

Professional Skills

  • Agreement Management Budgeting & Reporting
  • Agreement Management Process knowledge
  • Agreement Management Tool (Estimo)
  • Agreement Planning
  • Agreement Risk Management
  • Contract knowledge

Skills and Competencies

  • Cost awareness & effectiveness
  • Cultural knowledge
  • Local legislations and labour laws
  • Negotiation skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Process development knowledge
  • Wärtsilä knowledge & business understanding
  • Wärtsilä Quality, safety, environment skills
  • French and English

Desired Behaviours

  • Achieving results
  • Making change happen
  • Decisiveness and action orientation
  • Planning and target setting
  • Developing self and others
  • Communication
  • Situational and cultural sensitivity
  • Business and Customer focus

Why you and us?

We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative.

We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition?

We have an amazing team and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future.

Contact & next steps

We hope to hear from you soon, by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process throughout.

For further questions please reach out to Ousseynou Ndiaye, General Manager, Agreement Management Africa, through email with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to).

Welcome to join us in shaping the decarbonisation of marine and energy!

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.

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About the role

Feb 19, 2024

Full Time


Aug 17, 2024



Puteaux, France



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