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Head of Tower Quality & Lifecycle Management

Requisition ID:  32946
Location(s): 

Aarhus N, Region Central Jutland, DK Chennai, TN, IN

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

Vestas Factory

Can you inspire and lead change? Does supporting sustainable energy solutions inspire you? Do you have experience with product, design, and process quality? Do you have solid people leadership skills? Then we want to hear from you! Come join us and be part of the solution to one of the most important global issues of our time: ensuring a more sustainable future.  

    
Power Solutions > Aerodynamic & Mechanical > Tower Quality 
The Tower Module is maintaining and developing the complete Vestas tower program. The tasks range from structural development & engineering, tools development, project management over highly specialized FEM calculations, requirements specifications, DFMEA, test planning and execution to risk assessments and compilation of certification documentation.  Tower Quality and Lifecycle Management is a sub-module to the Tower Module. The department is accountable for delivering quality improvement through the entire tower value chain. It is also responsible for leading continuous cost-out in Tower Module and secure governance and tools are in place.  As Sub-module owner, you will have a team of 6 highly skilled engineers.

 

Responsibilities

  • Product Quality - Performing forensic engineering analysis to determine technical root causes and develop solutions for reported issues on the existing turbine fleet
  • Design Quality - Provide technical Q-Assurance to product development projects, including ensuring Closed Loop Quality by capturing lessons from the field to enable design right first time
  • Process Quality - Ensure best in class processes as well as process adherence and deployment of quality tools and methods to increase tower design robustness
  • Continuous cost-out strategy and roadmap - providing continuous cost optimisations to minimise the cost of renewable Energy (OPEX/CAPEX)

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor, Master, or other relevant engineering background in Structural or Mechanical Engineering, with at least 5 years of relevant people management experience, including insight in project management 
  • Experience with running mid or large international engineering teams
  • Experience with design of towers for wind turbines, or other mast/chimney structures 
  • QSE experience including quality tools and methodologies

 

Competences

  • Solid people leadership and managerial skills
  • Ability to scope and specify work to internal and external employees
  • High degree of personal planning incl. the ability to assist on large projects 
  • Full commercial awareness and understanding of the business implications of the sub-module decisions
  • Solid English communication skills, that enables you to convey issues to management and internal/external stakeholders

 

What we offer
We offer an exciting workplace with significant professional and personal development opportunities in an inspiring, international work environment with the 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 solid technical commitment.

 

Additional information
Your work location will be in Aarhus, Denmark or in Chennai India. You can expect up to 20 days of travel per year. The application deadline is 7 February 2023. If the above matches your field of interest and your qualifications, please apply online as soon as possible. Applications are handled on an ongoing basis, we do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.


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.