Lead Engineer

Requisition ID:  51055

Aarhus N, Region Central Jutland, DK

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

Vestas Factory

Are you a skilled Engineer with a keen understanding of the design of mechanical systems? 
Would you like to grow your talent and career in one of the most progressive and innovative companies in the renewal energy sector? 
Do you get excited about working with a world-class team in an inspiring work environment? 
Then you may be the candidate that we are looking for to join our team.

Power Solutions > Aerodynamic & Mechanical > Modularized Nacelle
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, Modularized Nacelle, as part of Aerodynamic & Mechanical. Our department, Modularized Nacelle, has sites in Denmark, Portugal, and India.

Join a dedicated team of Engineers and Specialists overseeing the Next Generation Nacelle structure's design and integrity. Your duties will encompass various complexities, primarily focusing on designing and optimizing components. 
A typical workflow includes:

  • Collaborating with relevant stakeholders to clarify design requirements
  • Defining and designing interfaces with other systems. Developing design specifications from top-level to building block levels
  • Ensuring functionality aligns with value chain perspectives
  • Assessing design performance, reliability, and lifetime estimates based on data
  • Identifying and mitigating design risks and safety concerns
  • Collaborating with experts in different engineering disciplines such as structures, electrical, loads, and control
  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive documentation for the design

To address the ongoing challenge of designing larger and more intricate wind turbine structures within tighter time and cost constraints, you are encouraged to bring innovation and constructive skepticism to our planning and execution processes.
Above all, you are expected to work as an integral part of the team, sharing knowledge, successes, and failures to contribute to a unified unit


  • A bachelor’s or master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of combined relevant experience in the following areas:
    • Design and development of dynamic mechanical systems
    • Proficiency in Finite Element Analysis (FEA), such as Ansys
    • Skilled in coding within a common scripting language, such as Python or MATLAB
    • Comprehensive understanding of static and dynamic behavior of mechanical structures
  • Experience in Systems Engineering (beneficial)
  • Prior experience in wind turbine design and 3rd party certification (beneficial)
  • Familiarity with modular product development
  • Proficiency in Project Management


  • Attention to detail in software tool utilization and workflow processes
  • Ability to devise innovative solutions for analysis challenges, introducing new tools and processes
  • Creative mindset for solving complex engineering problems
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken, for engaging with stakeholders
  • Motivated and clear sense of responsibility
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies (e.g., SCRUM) and proficiency in JIRA
  • Background in project management or business education/experience in large corporate organizations

What we offer
Join our team and experience a working culture that is friendly and informal, yet focused and well-defined. We highly value collaboration, transparency, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. We take pride in our team members and provide an environment where you will collaborate with highly skilled colleagues, fostering inspiration. Being part of a global organization, we offer ample opportunities for professional and personal growth. You will receive an attractive compensation package tailored to your qualifications and the requirements of the position. Lastly, by joining us, you will contribute to addressing one of the most significant global challenges of our time - creating a future that relies on sustainable and clean energy.

Additional information
Our preferred work location for this role is our office in Aarhus, Denmark.
Up to 20 travel days per year. 
Please be advised to apply on or before 31st July 2024.
We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. 

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DEIB Statement
At Vestas, we recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in driving innovation and success. We strongly encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those who may hesitate due to their identity or feel they do not meet every criterion. As our CEO states, "Expertise and talent come in many forms, and a diverse workforce enhances our ability to think differently and solve the complex challenges of our industry". Your unique perspective is what will help us powering the solution for a sustainable, green energy future.

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 173 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. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.