Structural Lead Engineer

Chennai, Tamil Nadu
17 Sep 2016
18 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you the talented tower structural engineer that has solid experience in design of structural steel structures ? Then we've got the challenge for you.

Technology & Service Solutions
Rotor, Towers & Control/Tower Engineering/ Tower & Foundation LCS

Tower Engineering in Technology & Service Solutions (TSS) is maintaining and developing the complete Vestas Tower & Foundation program. The tasks range from structural engineering over highly specialized FEM calculations, requirements specifications, DFMEA, test planning and execution to risk assessments and compilation of certification documentation.

Tower & Foundation LCS is a sub-department of Tower Engineering. The department is responsible for the structural design and certification of foundation and towers - including new development of alternative foundation and tower concepts as well as offshore towers..

Focus is on securing sound, cost-optimized and production friendly solutions and at the same time fulfilling the overall requirements to safety and functionality for the products.

Additionally, process efficiency and lead time reduction is of key importance in order to fulfill Vestas' overall ambitions of delivering products, which are configured to customer needs in a timely manner.

The team is located at 4 different sites: Aarhus and Lem in Denmark, Hamburg, Germany and Chennai in India. The team consists of 12 highly skilled engineers with background in mechanical and civil engineering.

  • As a Tower Structural Engineer in Tower & Foundation LCS you will report to the manager of the Tower & Foundation LCS and your primary responsibility
  • Participating in design of standard tubular towers and assist in developing/optimize designs and processes, in particular
  • You will design towers for wind turbines, mainly standard tubular towers.
  • You will participate in transferring responsibility of all LDST tower designs to our Chennai office
  • You will participate in ongoing optimization processes
  • Bachelor or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Professional experience 2-10 years.
  • Experience in the design of steel structures, preferably dynamically loaded structures
  • Experience with design of towers for wind turbines or other mast/chimney structures is an advantage
  • Knowledge in use of FEA programs with experience of ANSYS or similar being a benefit
  • Experience in programming and scripting in VBA or similar.
  • You will need to display keen commercial awareness and understand the business implications of the decisions you make
  • You have good communication skills which enable you to convey complex problems to a wide range of stakeholders
  • You'll have good problem solving skills and be able to manage sub-projects and it's important that you can meet deadlines
  • You are able to undertake complex and repetitive calculations
  • You are process oriented and have a structured way to work
What we offer
We offer a challenging workplace with excellent professional and personal development opportunities in an inspiring, international work environment with the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer.
The department places high focus on a relaxed working environment where professional skills can be developed and enhanced.

Additional information
Your work location will be at Vestas R&D Chennai, India Office.
Up to 20 travel days per year can be expected.

For further information, please contact Leela 044-66088017

It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department.

WIND. IT MEANS THE WORLD TO US. 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.