Technical Planner

Norway, Norway
15 Oct 2016
29 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have a technical background and excellent planning skills? Are you structured and organised? Do you have good communication skills and like to work independently? Then this might be the right position for you.

Service > Service Denmark/Norway > Planning DK/NO and Special Tasks
Vestas Northern Europe (NEU) is the Sales Business Unit for Scandinavia, UK, Poland and the Baltic countries - responsible for sales, project management, installation and service. Our customers' spans from high profiled corporations within the renewable energy sector to small and medium sized private investors.

The Service department is responsible for service and maintenance of the wind turbines within the Nordic countries. The department has an open and informal culture, where team work and good communication is the key to our success. You will have the opportunity to work in an exciting industry and in a team of highly motivated employees.

Vestas is undergoing a positive development in Norway and together with our customers we need to install more than 300 wind turbines ( 1.000 MW) over the next 4 years. To accommodate this growth we're establishing a new office in Trondheim. We are therefore looking for professionals that can help and support this growth.

As our new Technical Planner you will be responsible for:
  • Technical analysis and preparation of service orders before they are released to service technicians
  • Define the resources needed for each service order, e.g. technicians, materials and tools
  • Find technical documentation and work instructions for our service engineers
  • Technical approval of service orders after completion
  • Daily direct interface with Technicians, Inventory Coordinators, Technology and Customer Service Managers
Continuous improvement is a key word:
  • Proactively search after areas of improvement
  • Strategic and long term approach to planning of future tasks
  • Responsible for compliance to approved SAP processes
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining service order flow measured by performance KPI's

On the professional level you have:
  • Several years of experience working with technical planning, ideally gained in a Technical Services or Logistics related service environment. Otherwise you could have a background as an experienced Electrician in a leading role
  • You have some years of working experience in a technical environment, comparable with the turbine industry

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • A systematic approach with good analytical and problem solving skills
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure, and to handle varying workloads
  • Leadership skills
  • Attention to details
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills
  • Oral and written fluency in English required, understanding of the Nordic languages is a plus
  • Good IT skills, SAP experience will be an advantage

What we offer
We are a team of skilled and committed colleagues who are all enthusiastic about wind energy. We have a good atmosphere within the department and everyone is always prepared to help out when needed. You will have the opportunity to develop a career in a global company within a very exciting industry.

Additional information
Primary workplace is Trondheim, Norway.

During the introductory period, there will be some trips for educational purposes to Denmark.

Hereafter approx. 30 travel days a year.

The application deadline is 28th of May 2017.

For additional information about the position please contact manager Planning DK/NO & Special Task Nordic Heidi Møller Kristensen 45 9730 3960 or recruiter Petra Berg 46 727331759.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry's global partner on wind power solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 82 GW of wind turbines in 76 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 71 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 21,800 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 and following us on our social media channels.