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Vestas Factory

Lead Gearbox Engineer for Test and Verification 
DK, Aarhus C | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 2527 

If you’re a strong mechanically-focused engineer with a background in gearboxes and bearings looking for a role that will make a difference to the future then this is for you! This role will bring together your theoretical and practical skills and have you taking ownership for the test and validation for these areas, making a real impact to the future of performance and reliability.

Industrialisation > Test & Verification > Power Train & Module Integration Testing
The Test and Verification department within Vestas Wind Systems A/S plays an important role towards verification of components, modules and products. 

In order to optimise testing, we bring field conditions into our test centre and expose them to advanced functional, performance and reliability testing.

Vestas test centres are some of the world leading facilities within testing of turbine main components (gearbox, generator, converter, etc.) and include several test-rigs with the capability to test components separately or as complete wind turbines up to 20MW.

In Test and Verification, we are 100+ highly motivated engineers, specialists and turbine technicians who are responsible for planning, executing and troubleshooting during test campaigns.

Furthermore, our team is responsible for specifying and building up new test capabilities to continually ensure that Vestas products have the highest quality in the wind market.


  • Assume overall responsibility for Gearbox and bearing testing at Vestas
  • We expect you to take the full responsibility of the future test and validation of our gearboxes and bearings. You will build up a subprime collaboration with our Drivetrain department and other relevant stakeholders to ensure continuous alignment both on the operational and the strategical
  • Develop test strategies, methodologies and procedures for gearbox, bearings and lubrication systems in close corporation with Vestas' gearbox designers and other partners
  • Contribute to simulation model building and validation to continuously develop virtual validation capabilities
  • Provide technical guidance to the operational teams to ensure highest quality in test, while optimising the utilisation of the industry's most advanced test facilities
  • Analysis and documentation of test results to ensure that fulfilment of Vestas' performance and reliability targets are proven
  • Root cause analysis for failures in close corporation with designers, suppliers and laboratories, incl. evaluation on impact on performance and reliability
  • Drive overall Test & Validation activities in New Projects as well as project management of own projects


  • Master or bachelor’s degree e.g. mechanical engineering or related subject
  • 5+ years’ experience which includes both practical and theoretical insight into, gearboxes, bearing and lubrication technology – experience with typical failure modes, including ability to classify and knowledge of normal causes
  • Knowledge of systematic validation; quantification of reliability targets, confidence levels uncertainties
  • Knowledge in test and verification methods for gearbox and bearing
  • Measurement techniques particular for the specialty, enabling detailed analysis of gear and bearing behaviour when subjected to realistic operation conditions
  • Dynamic modelling


  • Confident, clear and comfortable instructing others
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Structured, trustworthy, communicative, self-motivated
  • You are self-driven and able to handle several tasks at the same time
  • Strong communicator with engineers, technicians and other stakeholders
  • Fluent in English, verbally and written
  • Lead activities by close cooperation with engineers, stakeholders and external partners

What we offer

You will join a very homogenous department with a high focus on team development and with excellent opportunities for personal development in a highly professional environment. In our team you will have the possibility to work among many different tasks, projects and assignments that will challenge your daily work - every day is never the same.

We value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between an individual drive and teamwork.

Additional Information
Primary work location: Oliehavnsvej, Aarhus – Denmark.

This position requires approximately 15 days of travel. 

For additional information on the position, please contact Specialist, Power Conversion V&R – Flemming Christensen +45 40596825.

You can apply online by clicking on the “Apply Online” button at the top or bottom of this page.

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 more than 105 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 
Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 86 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 24,500 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright 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, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 
We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at and following us on our social media channels.