Lead Engineer, Loads and Performance Technology Development

Aarhus N, Midtjylland
27 Jul 2016
18 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be on the team that develops the Vestas wind turbines of tomorrow ? Join us and work on Loads and Performance Technology Development aiming at reducing the Cost of Energy

Rotor, Tower & Control / Loads & Performance Engineering / Loads Technologies & VTS
Vestas Technology & Service Solutions TSS is where new product ideas are developed, matured, improved and tested. To put it short, we are shaping the future of modern energy and we operate on a global scale with more than 1,300 employees.
As a part of Vestas Technology & Service Solutions, the Turbine Loads and Performance department is responsible for calculation of loads, power curves and noise to new product development, technology development, innovation projects, Product improvements and sales support and as such develop the tools and technologies needed for Vestas to be competitive within these technology areas. This includes as well the design of blades together with the blade structural- and aerodynamic departments.
Currently, the department consists of 28 highly skilled and motivated, multicultural engineers situated in Aarhus, Denmark and in Chennai, India.

The Loads & Performance Engineering department drives and is responsible for technology development related to loads and performance of Vestas wind turbines, with the overall target of reducing the cost of energy for Vestas products. Further the department is responsible for the development and execution of the tools used for generating design loads and power performance for all Vestas wind turbines.

As technical Lead Engineer you will drive the development of specific technologies resulting in lower loads and/or increased power performance for new and existing products. Depending on the qualifications of the candidate projects can for instance be related to blade design optimization for new products, turbine operation and performance optimization, aero-elasticity and load calculation methodologies, wind turbine and blade stability assessment

The ideal candidate is an experience load engineer with a good understanding of related technologies such as wind turbine control and blade design for wind turbine applications. Further the candidate can drive and technical lead a technology project involving a close cooperation with experts from other technical areas.

The ideal candidate has preferably 3-10 years of relevant experience within wind energy engineering or similar field including knowledge of aero-elastic simulation tools preferable for use in the wind turbine industry. Further the candidate has a relevant M. Sc. or PhD.

  • Experienced Load Engineer with good knowledge of related technology areas
  • Good programming skills in preferable Matlab
  • Experience with the tools Flex5, Bladed, HAWC2 or similar
  • Experience in leading projects
  • Self-motivated individual with a strong drive for development and pro-active behaviour
  • Solid language skills in English required

Danish language skills are not mandatory and we welcome international applicants.

What we offer
The right candidate will have the opportunity to greatly impact Vestas current and future products

We offer an opportunity to be a part of a strong team in an exciting business with very comprehensive products. The working environment in Vestas Technology & Service Solutions is informal but with clear direction. You will be part of a project-oriented organization with an inspiring work environment.

You will be part of an international organization with opportunities to grow and develop in the job - professionally and personally.

Additional information
Work location will be at Vestas Headquarter, Hedeager 42, Aarhus, approx. 10 days of travel per year, Contact Manager, Loads Technologies & VTS, Thomas Nielsen, 45 41670028, TSN@vestas.com

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.