Senior Plant Product Engineer

Århus N, Midtjylland
12 Jul 2016
23 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to drive the electrical design of Vestas' wind power plants? Do you have a strong technical background and are you motivated by leading integrated product development via cross functional and cross organizational teams in Denmark and abroad? Then please take a look at this challenging career opportunity and join the world's leading supplier of wind power solutions.

Technology & Service Solutions (TSS), Platform Management, Product Leads
Through innovation, development and continuous product improvements we continuously develop our products and technologies to reduce the cost of energy to ensure highest possible value to our customers and to Vestas.
The Product Leads department is responsible for product specification, feasibility studies and technical execution all done through cross functional teams. You will have to deliver standardized and modular product families configurable to customer needs, and meet the agreed product performance KPIs. These products also include wind power plant solutions, and we are looking for someone who can support the overall plant design with a specific focus on the electrical design.
The team is located in Denmark and is expanding abroad to meet the demand of a growing and challenging business.

As Senior Product Engineer you will be technically responsible from specification to validation of the product. An important aspect of the role is to define and execute a strategy by which Vestas can ensure compliance to grid codes in the markets we sell in an efficient manner.

Your main focus will be to:
  • Define a strategy through which Vestas can ensure compliance with grid codes in various markets for years to come
  • Lead and execute the grid code strategy and ensure we can show compliance to grid codes if and when needed
  • Lead execution of Product feasibility studies to define product concept optimized towards; customer needs, technology opportunities, cost, time and risk
  • Challenge stakeholders to strive for best in class design optimized for the full life cycle
  • Translate Customer and Value Chain expectations into design requirements and allocate to system level ensuring best balance in design
  • Define local product variant optimized towards local requirements, customer expectations and manufacturing capabilities
  • Lead integrated product development via cross functional and cross organizational teams.
  • Define project scope and lead project break down into work packages together with the project team
  • Maintain technical risks overview and ensure that proper mitigations are in place.
  • Provide technical specification for the product and product verification strategy

  • An M.Sc. and/or PhD in Electrical Engineering, with a strong focus on translating theory into practice
  • 5 years' experience either as wind turbine specialist, or specialist within related main components or systems, for instance with a TSO
  • 5 years' experience with a larger organization dealing with complex products and a solid understanding of the value drivers of supplying electricity to the grid

  • Good understanding of fundamental electrical design of wind turbine power plants and a working knowledge regarding wind turbines and non-electrical aspects of wind turbine power plants
  • Leadership skills to demonstrate ability to lead engineering teams
  • Analytical approach and ability to drill down and communicate complex issues in easy understandable terms and actions, also in the English language

What we offer
We offer an exciting job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring environment at the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer. We value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will become part of a highly professional environment with a strong technical commitment.

Additional information
Primary work location: Vestas Technology HQ, Aarhus, Denmark. As you have colleagues at different locations abroad some travel activity, approximately 20 days per year, should be expected.
For additional information please contact Manager and Chief Specialist of Product Leads Ole Sønderby on phone 45 4062 7803

By joining Vestas, you join the only global energy company dedicated 100% to wind energy. Together with our customers, we have installed more than 51.000 turbines in over 70 countries, and we remain committed to increase that number via our superior, cost-effective wind technologies, products and services.
Since Vestas was founded in 1979, Vestas has achieved a market-leading position with more than 60 GW of installed wind turbines or around 19% of total global capacity.
Every day, everyone at Vestas works to make Vestas the undisputed global wind leader and the world's energy mix more sustainable - join us, and be part of ensuring a sustainable future for our planet.