Functional Lead - Transport

Requisition ID:  43566

Aarhus N, Region Central Jutland, DK

Work experience:  Specialist
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Engineering

Vestas Factory

Unlock the future of sustainable energy with Vestas!
As a Functional Lead - Transport, steer the evolution of innovative solutions in the wind turbine industry. Be a key influencer, shaping the global leader's market position.
Ready to lead in the world of Wind Turbine Transportation? 
Join Vestas today!

Power Solutions > Product Solutions & Integration > Product Transport, Construction & Maintenance (TCM)
Vestas Power Solutions (VPS) is where new product ideas are developed, matured, improved, and tested. Within Vestas Power Solutions (VPS), you'll find our department, Product TCM, as part of Applications, Product Solutions & Integration.
As the Wind Turbine industry continues to witness the growth of larger turbines, both for Onshore and Offshore applications, the demand for safe, cost-effective, and groundbreaking transport solutions has become increasingly vital. Vestas, a global leader in sustainable energy solutions, also holds a prominent position in the realm of Wind Turbine transportation.
With a presence in 88 different countries across the globe, Vestas is responsible for the transportation of numerous oversized components each month. This necessitates the development of innovative logistics solutions to overcome the unique challenges associated with this task. For offshore projects involving components weighing more than 500 tons or exceeding 100 meters in length, as well as onshore deliveries in challenging inland areas, our unwavering focus on transportation is essential. Our commitment to ensuring timely deliveries at the right cost to our valued customers remains paramount.

This role entails serving as a subject matter expert in this field, having an important role with cross-functional impact within the organization, and significantly influencing Vestas' market position.

  • Develop and maintain the strategic roadmap for the Transport domain in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Interpret cross-industry standards and regulations to formulate internal requirements for Vestas
  • Specify product and module-level requirements in coordination with stakeholders
  • Create guidelines to facilitate cost-effective, standards-compliant design solutions
  • Mentor and coach designers, fostering cost-efficient and compliant solutions
  • Identify and report product risks within the functional area through WTG FMEA
  • Provide support for WTG verification, assist in mitigation for non-compliance, and offer guidance on design verification and documentation

We are seeking an ideal candidate with the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s or master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related relevant studies
  • Relevant experience in the wind industry or a heavy machinery-related field
  • Demonstrated experience within the Transport industry
  • Experience in offshore environments (Beneficial)
  • Proficiency in the design process, including setting requirements, system design, creating test specifications, conducting tests, generating test reports, conducting root cause analyses, and certification procedures
  • Proven capabilities in strategic planning and roadmap development

We see the ideal candidate possessing the following:

  • Effective stakeholder management skills
  • Demonstrates a proactive, self-motivated, with good teamwork capabilities
  • Possesses proficient communication skills in English, both written and verbal, suitable for all organizational levels
  • Ability to effectively operate within a large, internationally diverse organization
  • Combines a strategic mindset with a hands-on, action-oriented approach
  • Exhibits progressive thinking and ambitious aspirations

What we offer
We offer a very exciting career opportunity in a flat, multi-cultural and ever-growing organization focusing on reaching world class results. You will get a high level of responsibility as well as
inspiring colleagues and a committed manager who encourages you to grow. You will be directly involved and direct the development of a core product which is of outmost importance to our customers and the global transition to renewable energy. With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution - today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Join us in the fight for a more sustainable world.

Additional information
Your work location will be our office in Aarhus, Denmark.
Up to 15 days of travel per year.
For additional information about the position please contact Tina Ahlmann Molin, Head of Product TCM, at +45 6150 5030.
We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Please be advised to apply on or before 5/7/2024.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity. 
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