Lead Engineer Performance Addons

Chennai, Tamil Nadu
22 Aug 2016
23 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Join the world's leading wind turbine manufacture and help reduce the cost of energy by delivering world class products as part of a creative, innovation and fast moving team in the Vestas Rotor, Tower and Controls technology development department

Engineer Wind Turbine Performance Upgrade Products
Technology & Service Solutions >> Rotor, Tower & Control >>Aero, Acoustics and Options

The successful candidate will be responsible to the director of the area for the leadership of the Performance Upgrade function. The responsibilities will include the management of the team (approx. 4 people) and, most importantly, the ownership and leadership of the technical solution and products that form the Performance Upgrade Product portfolio (Root Vortex Generators, Gurney Flaps, Serrated Trail Edge and Blade Tip Extensions). The role is supported by aerodynamic and acoustic engineers so will be primarily focused on leadership of the team/projects and the creation of robust products and design solutions that enable performance improvements to be added to the baseline turbine as either an in factory or retrofit solution.
Responsibilities include:
* Leadership of the Performance Upgrade Product portfolio (Root Vortex Generators, Gurney Flaps, Serrated Trail Edge and Blade Tip Extensions)
* Robust engineering to ensure 100% reliable and performing products over the 20 year design life
* Defining the performance requirements/characteristics and monitoring infiled performance for the performance upgrade products
* Driving current performance upgrade products across entire wind turbine product portfolio as appropriate (ownership of the relevant business cases)
* Owning and improving the current performance upgrade products
* Driving the technology strategy for future performance upgrade products
* Providing pro-active and reactive repair solutions for damaged systems

- Hands-on attitude

A relevant Master's or Bachelor's degree (Prefer Mechanical
and Aeronautical engineering)
Min. 12 Years working experience which include 5 years of
relevant work experience with proven technical leadership of complex
multi-disciplinary projects
- Experience in developing composite and plastic products across value chain.
- Experience in improving performance of wind turbine by using Root Vortex Generators, Gurney Flaps, Serrated Trail Edge, Blade Tip Extensions etc
- Experience in developing product from concept to serial production.
- Self-motivated with outstanding interpersonal skills with both internal and external teams
- Management and negotiation skills with sub-contractors,suppliers and manufacturers
- Effective verbal and written communication with strong influencing skills
- Experience in working in an entrepreneurial, market- and innovation-driven environment
- Ability to work remotely from other members of the team and stakeholders spread across continents
Experience the forces of wind
Join Vestas and work with cutting-edge wind technology As one of the world leaders in wind power solutions with wind turbine installations in over 65 countries and more than 20.000 employees globally, Vestas looks to accelerate innovation through the development of our employees' skills and talents. Our goal is to reduce CO2 emissions dramatically and ensure a sustainable world for future generations.

The Aero, Acoustic and Options Engineering team within the Rotor, Tower and Control department of Vestas TSS division is responsible for the delivery of new and innovative products and technology that support and increase the performance of the base wind turbine and for supporting in service products.