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Power Electronics Specialist

Requisition ID:  26353
Location(s): 

Aarhus N, Region Midtjylland, DK

Work experience:  Specialist
Type of position:  Full-Time

 Vestas Factory

Specialist | Full-Time

Would you like to grow your talent and career in one of the most dynamic and innovative companies in the renewal energy sector globally?

 

Power Solutions > Applications, Controls & Electrical > Converter Circuit Design

Are you ready to take the lead on Vestas' Power Electronic design? Do you have previous experience with Power Electronic conversion? Do you have solid leadership and communication skills? Do you want to work with a team of highly skilled engineers on the core system of a wind turbine? Then this is your opportunity to impact the future and join the Converter & Electrical department.

Vestas Power Solutions is where new product ideas or technologies are matured, developed, tested and improved. To put it short, Vestas Power Solutions is the cornerstone of Vestas. We are shaping the future of modern energy.

The Converter & Electrical (C&E) Module is part of Vestas R&D organization Power Solutions. The Converter Circuit Design team with C&E Module is an essential contributor in making the current and future wind turbines more efficient and cost effective by developing the electrical power conversion components such as power stack (power electronics). This is done by being responsible for development and maintenance of the components according to the full value chain requirements. All Vestas products are based on internally developed converters since electrical power conversion is at the core of how a wind turbine performs, operates, and interacts with the electrical grid.

The daily work will be within a broad network of stakeholders and together with the electrical specialists you will set the standard for tomorrow design. With an engineering background in power conversion your main role will be to participate in and coordinate the design of the power electronics in our converters.

You will be a part of the Converter Circuit Design team. The Converter Circuit Design team consists of 20 highly skilled designers and specialists located in Aarhus, Denmark and Porto, Portugal.

 

Responsibilities

As Specialist in Power Electronics, you will report to the Converter Circuit Design Manager within Converter and Electrical Module in Vestas.

Your main responsibilities and tasks will be in the domain of Power electronic converters, circuits and technology.

Serial product or system development:

  • Define and coordinate technical part of Converter projects
  • Establishment of requirement specification & stakeholder interests, use case analysis
  • Evaluation of architecture, proof-of-concept demonstration
  • Analysis & simulation
  • Main circuit electrical, mechanical, and thermal design
  • Component & supplier selection
  • Reliability analysis
  • Verification through test and analysis
  • Systems Engineering process adherence through concept-requirements-design-verification-handover

 

Specific knowledge of:

  • Power semiconductors
  • Define solutions, including power supply, fault detection
  • Semiconductor cooling (liquid and air)
  • Capacitors, laminated bus, insulators, sensors
  • Design for harsh environments
  • Failure modes for power electronic stacks & components
  • Analysis, modelling, simulation, simulation tools.
  • Lab testing and verification methodology for specific reliability targets

 

Further:

  • Coordinate suppliers and contractors as integral partners in development
  • Engage in Design for Manufacturing
  • Concise communication in English
  • Formulation of tasks and delegation to colleagues and consultants/contractors
  • Review and assure quality in colleagues’ work
  • You will be coaching and guiding colleagues as well as deliver own contribution to projects
  • Other characteristics for functional leadership

 

Qualifications

  • Master in a relevant area, i.e., power electronics, electrical engineering
  • Minimum of 8 years of working experience with Power Electronic design and development
  • Experienced in project execution in matrix organization
  • Good leadership and communication skills and capable of acting as a motivator
  • Capable of defining the vision within the power electronic field and defining activities supporting the vision
  • Good communication skills in English orally and written
  • Capable of delivering short term results without losing the long-term vision

 

Competencies

  • You are process oriented and have a structured way to work
  • You have a enthusiastic personality, good communication and stakeholder management
  • You naturally lead, guide, advise and share knowledge with team and stakeholders
  • You are a solid networker and able to build, develop and maintain relationships in a global environment
  • You possess English skills at a high level
  • You should believe in and comply to our values of Collaboration, Simplicity and Accountability

 

What we offer

We offer a true global opportunity in a project-oriented organization with significant opportunities for cross-disciplinary and personal development, where the emphasis is placed on the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will benefit from working at a high professional level and with a solid technical commitment in a very inspiring environment. You will be directly involved and coordinate the development of a core system in a wind turbine.

 

Additional information

The position will be open until 5th June but we will conduct interviews when relevant candidates apply and close the position when the right candidate is found.

For further information, please contact Manager, Hardik Bodiwala on +45 52211486. 


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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