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Vestas Factory

Lead Engineer - Tower Technology 
DK, Aarhus N | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 18161 

Are you ready to work in a very innovative environment in the industry of wind energy? Do you have a technical understanding and experience in mechanical & structural engineering or similar? Then we've got the opportunity for you!

Power Solutions > Aerodynamic & Mechanical > Tower Technology

Tower Module in Vestas Power Solutions is maintaining and developing the complete Vestas tower program. The tasks range from structural engineering over highly specialized FEM calculations, requirements specifications, DFMEA, test planning and execution to risk assessments and compilation of certification documentation.

Tower Technology is a sub-department of Tower Module. The department is responsible for the technology strategy of the tower module and deliver the needed technological solutions for towers in alignment with future wind turbine requirements, module strategy and module KPI's like year on year levelised cost of energy reduction (LCOE).

The team is located at 3 different sites: Aarhus in Denmark, Porto in Portugal, and Chennai in India. The team consists of 15+ highly skilled engineers with background in Mechanical/Structural/Civil engineering.


As a Lead Engineer in Tower Technology your primary responsibility will be:

  • Identifying & executing new technology projects in design of towers, tower Internals and tower handling tools for wind turbines.
  • Ensure technical decision making to secure progress in the projects and lead technical reviews.
  • Prioritize the technical team's tasks based on the calculated impact to project targets.
  • Identify and mitigate technical risks within the project scope.
  • Organize and align project tasks with stakeholders.
  • Deliver tower structural calculations/ FEA and assist in developing/optimize designs and design methodologies.
  • Deliver the technical solution with quality, time, and cost targets of the project.
  • Provide feedback and test design solutions to interfacing systems to optimize product design


You shall have solid proven and relevant experience in design of complex dynamically loaded steel structures and the relevant leadership skills to convert knowledge into business.

  • Bachelor/Master's/PhD in Structural/Mechanical Engineering
  • You will have extensive relevant experience
  • Experience in the design of steel structures and e.g. dynamically loaded structures.
  • Solid experience in structural assessments using FEA (knowledge of ANSYS tool is preferred)
  • Experience with design of towers for wind turbines or other mast/chimney structures is desirable
  • Technical leadership skills & Technical project management experience would be preferred
  • Knowledge about the value chain: manufacturing, transport, installation, and operation & maintenance of large structures


We see the ideal candidate possessing the following competencies and personality:

  • Experience as technical lead on R&D projects and new concept development.
  • Knowledge on bolted and Welded connections, Fatigue, Fracture Mechanics, Buckling Analysis. (Analytic & FEA e.g. ANSYS Classic / APDL)
  • Material engineering, i.e. steel / concrete.
  • Relevant international standards and requirements
  • Test & verification of structural steel components
  • Design for value chain and end to end (E2E) mindset
  • Experience in working with certification of structures with certification agencies like DNV, TUV Sud etc.
  • Experienced with D-FMEA and P-FMEA processes

What we offer

We offer a challenging workplace with good professional and personal development opportunities in an inspiring, international work environment with the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer. We value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will become part of a highly professional environment with a good technical commitment.


Additional information

Your work location will be at Vestas office at Aarhus, DK. Up to 5% travel /year is expected.


Applications are handled on an ongoing basis. Please apply online with your letter of motivation and CV as soon as possible – and no later than 24th October 2021.

About Vestas                                                                
Vestas is proud to be the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Vestas strives to be the most inclusive workplace in the sustainable energy industry and ensure equal opportunities for everyone regardless of the social identity. We are stronger as a company not despite our differences, but because of them, both professionally and personally. Beyond a diverse workforce, we want to ensure that all of our employees are included and actively contributing to Vestas’ success and innovation. Only then can we become the global leader in sustainable energy solutions and ensure sustainability in everything we do. 

At Vestas, we offer global opportunities for people with growth mindsets and the desire to make a shared and positive impact. We work in the true spirit of our corporate values: accountability, simplicity, collaboration, and passion. We expect everyone to live up to these in their day to day work – no matter what you do and where you are in the organisation.

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