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Vestas Factory

Product Owner/Control Specialist 
DK, Aarhus N | Specialist | Full-Time 
| ID: 20381 

Do you have extensive control engineering experience from the wind industry? Are you an experienced technical leader with solid empowerment and motivational skills to engage highly specialized and skilled colleagues? Are you looking for the interesting opportunity to have an important role in drive the effectiveness of Vestas products through the development of innovative control solutions and take the responsibility for ensuring clear priorities, strategic direction, and value creation within the business area of the Turbine Design value stream? Then this could be the right opportunity for you!

 

Power Solutions > Product Solutions & Integration > LaC Technologies

Load and Control is part of Vestas Power Solutions being responsible for delivering design loads, advanced control solutions, as well as commercial deliverables like power curves and noise levels to larger parts of the organization. The responsibility spans from early engagement with product management on providing feasibility studies related to future products over controller tuning and load calculation iterations during product development to controller performance and load validation on product prototypes. 
 The Loads and Control Technologies department provides the rest of the Loads and Controls Function with innovative technologies within the areas of design basis improvements using probabilistic design methodologies, wind turbine modelling capabilities as well as wind turbine and plant level control solutions. This with the overarching aim of lowering the levelized cost of energy produced by our products. Daily work in the department is focused on delivering solutions in ongoing technology projects that have a clear business impact on current and future product developments, as well as technology feasibility studies supporting the continuous development of our technology roadmap. 
To handle our work efficiently, the department is divided into development value streams each supporting specific internal customers representing the different phases of the overall operational value stream of Vestas. The value streams have full accountability for the entire life cycle of developed technologies, this ranging from early feasibility studies and technology maturation through the technology development process to supporting internal customers in ensuring that technologies are efficiently integrated into Vestas's products. For the Turbine Development value stream, we are currently looking for a Product Owner to effectively set priorities and define value creation according to value stream KPIs, strategic focus areas and technical obstacles related to the product roadmap. Technologies developed by the value stream are within the area of wind turbine control and aimed at improving the effectiveness of wind turbine products including cost-outs, AEP improvements, grid compatibility and noise reductions. Additionally, the delivered solutions need to support the modularization journey that Vestas is currently on by being easy customizable to support a wide range of customer use cases and product configurations. 
The Turbine Design value stream has an integral part in propelling the competitiveness of Vestas products and as a Product Owner you get the interesting opportunity to take the responsibility for ensuring clear priorities and value creation within the business area of the value stream. To support you, you will have a team of highly proficient and experienced control engineers and to succeed in the role it is essential that you empower the team and thus ensure that we leverage on the collective knowledge and experience across team members.


Main area of responsibility

  • Propel creation of business value according to value stream KPIs - this based on thorough understanding of customer needs and challenges 
  • Ensure that value stream activities are prioritized according to business needs and in accordance with LaC strategic focus areas 
  • Balance the value stream activities between early feasibility studies, technology maturation and ensuring that technologies are efficiently integrated into Vestas's products to ensure short-term as well as future value creation 
  • Build established relationships with internal customers to understand business goals and needs 
  • Ensure that customer requirements are adequately addressed in technology development projects and that solutions are delivered in accordance with these 
  • Understand roadmap dependencies between products and technologies and prioritize accordingly 
  • Support program increment planning by ensuring clear priorities prior to program increment planning events 
  • Work with the value stream teams to identify and address technical obstacles you may face


 Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. or M.Sc. within control engineering or related field 
  • 7+ years of control engineering work experience 
  • Extensive experience in propelling control technology development projects from ideation to product integration 
  • Experience from a technical leadership role and a proven history in crating results through others
  • Extensive wind industry experience, including experience or knowledge of aero elastic tools such as Flex5, Bladed or HAWC2 
  • Extensive coding experience - especially within the MATLAB/Simulink environment

 

It is advantageous if you have

  • Experience in propelling projects meeting deadlines, and maybe you are certified in project management e.g. Prince2 Agile certification 
  • Experience in version control systems, e.g. GIT and agile planning tools, e.g. Jira


Competencies
It is expected that you: 

  • Are a team-oriented person with a solid focus on empowering others to deliver results with empowerment and motivational skills to engage highly specialized colleagues.
  • Are confident and enjoy taking the lead and have a respectful approach to tasks, colleagues, and stakeholders 
  • Are a solid collaborator and believe that sharing knowledge is the fastest way to achieve results
  • Thrive in the cross-field between technology, planning, and business 
  • Have a structured approach to your work – and the ability to change plans when needed 
  • Are good at handling stakeholders and hold communication skills at all levels/ fluent in English (speaking and writing) Danish speaking is not mandatory.
  • Have an opportunistic, pragmatic, and creative approach to new tasks - and a solid focus on quality 


What we offer
We offer an opportunity to be part of a solid team in an exciting business with very established products, supporting Vestas' overall mission.
The working environment in Load & Control is informal but with clear direction. You will be part of an effective matrix organization split between line management, technical leadership and project execution, where we focus on both professional and personal growth.  We have an eclectic mix of experience and skills, working together to make Vestas' vision a reality. Join Vestas and you will find yourself working in a spirit of worldwide collaboration while enjoying the sense of making a positive difference in the job - professionally and personally.


Additional info

Please apply no later than 8th November 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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