Energy Storage Specialist

Århus N, Midtjylland
29 Sep 2016
02 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Life is too short for the wrong job! Would you like to be part of a team setting the direction for next generation solutions? Do you have an entrepreneur spirit, so you know how to combine your expert knowledge with a broad business perspective? Then you may be the candidate we are looking for!

Innovation & Concept Development
You will be part of a team with 8 experts that are concerned with the emerging changes in the energy system infrastructure. More specifically, the team works towards achieving a higher level of decentralized dynamic control combined with a trend towards more distributed grid architecture. This will require a re- engineering of how variable renewable energy sources, like wind and solar in combination with storage, are integrated and interconnected.

As Energy Storage Specialist you will be responsible for modelling , dimensioning ("right-sizing"), integration and interconnection of storage in a variety of grid architectures and configurations with storage integrated at several levels in the energy system hierarchy.

You will drive the definition of requirements to the storage technology and the storage solutions with respect to cost, performance, control and operation and maintenance. Furthermore, you will take part in landscaping and road mapping of storage technology, concepts and supply chains as well as defining optimal configurations of solutions and consortia.

  • Bachelor, Master or Ph.D. in Power Electronics or Controls Engineering .
  • More than 5 years of post-graduate professional experience and a minimum of 3 years of experience in the energy industry with direct contact to the aspect of storage is required .
  • Deep expertise in Storage technologies and modelling of power systems based on profound knowledge and understanding of power systems functionality.
  • Experience in and demonstrating the ability to discover, incubate & drive electrical systems from low-TRLs to proof-of-concept and prototyping.

To achieve success in this job, you will need to be a committed, energetic and self-motivated person with demonstrated ability to collaborate across skills, organizational and company borders in cross-functional teams. You are able to turn a defined direction into a concrete action plan as well as execute and lead activities from uncertainty removal and conceptual design to prototyping and product development. Finally, you are motived by operating and improving modern simulation and data analytics tools.

What we offer
We offer the opportunity to shape a critical function of the Wind Energy Value Chain, not only as part of the world's #1 Wind Energy company, but of renewables in the next decade. You will be part of an ambitious, high-paced and goal-oriented culture with global career opportunities.

Additional information
The preferred work location is at Vestas Technology & Service Solution's Headquarter in Aarhus, Denmark.

You will work close together with colleagues globally in Vestas, engage in technology scouting and create/maintain partner networks outside Vestas, so up to 15 % travel is to be expected.

For additional information about the position, please contact Carl Erik Skjølstrup, Chief Specialist, Innovation & Concepts, 45 4083 8569

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.
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