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Power System Lead Engineer

Requisition ID:  28085
Location(s): 

Aarhus N, Region Midtjylland, DK

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Function: 

 

Vestas Factory

Professional | Full-Time

Do you get excited about sustainable energy, are you looking for innovative new projects to test and grow your skills?   If you have solid knowledge with power system simulation tools like PSCAD, PSS/E, DigSilent PowerFactory, and of electrical plant integration into the grid and understand computational methods, then we have an exciting opportunity!

 

Power Solutions > Applications, Controls & Electrical > Power Plant Integration & Analysis 
You will be part of a key area within Vestas Power Solutions by joining our Power System Integration department. In Power System Integration we focus on product development as our main goal to secure grid compliance of Vestas power plants. We are a global organization in very close interaction with the market and we are involved in various innovation and technology activities with our external partners.  The core products within Power System Integration include the electrical infrastructure design of Vestas power plants; the development of Vestas power plant controllers; electrical simulation models; design of advanced products and solutions for grid integration of Vestas plants. We build on the department core competencies within Power System, Controls and Software Engineering. 
Power Plant Integration and Analysis is a team within Power System Integration that is committed to product design and plant solutions to support Vestas' grid compliance, leveraging on our grid analysis capabilities to undertake emerging grid phenomena and other grid integration opportunities. 
As a Power System Lead Engineer in Power Plant Integration and Analysis you will be part of a global team that deals with a variety of modern power system phenomena and grid integration challenges. You will be engaged to support Vestas in maintaining its position as an industry-leader in grid integration.

 

Responsibilities

  • Improve power plant design and optimize the electrical performance in regard to grid integration capabilities  
  • Enhance advanced power plant solutions (e.g. grid forming; weak grid; HVDC connected) to enhance Vestas' grid support capabilities in face of emerging grid issues  
  • Conduct a variety of power system simulation analysis, from steady-state to dynamic simulations, to optimize the electrical performance and costs of Vestas' products 
  • Participate in cross functional teams, involving several engineering disciplines, developing power systems' control functionalities in electricity networks with high penetration levels of renewables 
  • Engage globally with Vestas' key external stakeholders, such as customers or transmission system operators, to develop value added grid integration solutions that meet their needs

 

Qualifications

  • BSc, MSc or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems Engineering or similar, with years of professional experience
  • Solid knowledge of electrical plant integration into the grid and understand computational methods and steady-state, RMS and EMT-type models of all major electrical power system components and their control equipment comprising not only inverter-based generation but also synchronous generators, HVDC technologies, protection systems etc. 
  • Solid knowledge of power system simulation tools like PSCAD, PSS/E, DigSilent PowerFactory 
  • Have a bulk power system understanding and can relate to the issues of operating a renewable-based power system  
  • Understand complex power system phenomena constraining the operation of modern power systems (e.g. harmonics, weak grids, sub-synchronous resonances). And have controller knowledge and ability to tune controllers for a variety of power system applications  
  • Familiar with managing large power system dynamic models, conducting contingency and short-circuit analysis and with preforming protection coordination studies 
  • you may have programming and scripting skills (Python, Fortran, DPL, C) and experience working in a TSO / ISO or a consulting environment within power systems

 

Competencies

  • Experienced in making simple solutions out of complex problems 
  • Plays well in multi-cultural team environment, revealing the capability to grow other engineers 
  • Have a structured and organized way of working, and be a skilled networker, able to build, develop and maintain relationships in a global environment 
  • Understand business - both in terms of opportunities and feasibility assessments 
  • High level of English skills, both verbal and written

 

What we offer
We offer an exciting job with great opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring and diverse work environment within the energy industry's global partner on sustainable energy solutions. 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. We value initiative, responsibility, involvement and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will become part of a highly professional environment with a significant technical commitment and lots of motivation. Vestas is growing and developing, and we want you to grow with us.

 

Additional information
Your primary work location will be Vestas’ headquarter in Aarhus, Denmark. You can expect up to 10 days of travel per year. The application deadline is July 20, 2022. For additional information on the position, please contact Power Plant Integration and Analysis sub-module owner, Rui Quádrio Alves at +351 932 104 163.


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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. 
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.