Electrical Engineer - Portland, OR

Portland, US
20 Jun 2019
06 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Electrical Engineer - Portland, OR
| ID: 3435

Do you want to be part of the high-paced, international work environment of Vestas, the global leader in wind energy? Now is your chance! Your achievements change the world's energy mix and help preserve our planet for future generations.

Service / Service Operations / Vestas Americas

This Wind Energy professional will provide electrical engineering support for Wind Turbine Generators including turbine availability and performance. The Electrical Engineer will oversee, help to improve , and optimize wind turbine performance, power quality, and reliability. The Electrical Engineer will analyze wind turbine electrical operating conditions, develop repairs, perform root cause analysis of failures and identify remedies, generate work instructions, and collaborate with external customers, field services, quality, and commercial teams.

  • Provide technical support to optimize operation of wind turbines in North America and globally
  • Evaluate wind turbine performance data including use of statistical analysis methods
  • Drive electrical and power systems improvements to increase electrical operation reliability, reduce failures, optimize availability and power generation, eliminate turbine faults, and implement improvements
  • Create, review, update, and maintain electrical and power engineering documents and drawings
  • Conduct inspections of wind turbines at sites for performance issues and provide improvement recommendations
  • Write technical reports including inspection, maintenance, repair, and failure analysis results for internal and external audiences
  • Support and collaborate with external customers, field services, quality, and commercial teams with technical issues related to turbine electrical systems.
  • Uphold and adhere to safe practices

  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university
  • 2-5 years of experience as Electrical Engineer with preferred focus on generators and electrical power systems. Experience in the wind industry is a plus
  • Strong technical understanding of electrical and power systems, root cause analysis, fault and failure analysis, performance and efficiency improvements
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to assimilate large data sets and develop clear solutions to complex problems using sound judgment in decision making
  • Excellent ability to communicate and present in English using both oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to customer service focus, quality, and continuous improvement in processes and knowledge sharing
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills; achieving results through thoughtful planning and productive actions

What we offer
As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a competitive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry. Among the many amenities we offer: healthcare; dental; vision; vacation and sick time; generous 401(k) plan; tuition assistance; and much more.

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.

Additional Information
This position is located in Portland, Oregon

About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry's global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with 97 GW of wind turbines in 79 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 83 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas' more than 24,400 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon