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Lead Support Structure Engineer - Offshore

Requisition ID:  30925

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB

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

Vestas Factory

Imagine what you could do here. Are you a motivated Lead Support Structure Engineer who is passionate about the technical part of large-scale offshore wind project? Does it motivate you to collaborate closely with our customers to design site specific tower and foundations? Then join Vestas and work with some of the most interesting and complex projects across the world! At Vestas, you will become an Lead Support Structure Engineer in a company that makes a difference to the world. Bring enthusiasm and purpose to your job and there's no telling what we could accomplish together.
Growing your career as an Lead Support Structure Engineer is a fantastic opportunity to develop great skills while creating a sustainable future. If you are good at stakeholder management, collaboration and have the right motivation for the job, then apply for the position of Lead Support Structure Engineer at Vestas Power Solutions.


Vestas Power Solutions > VPS NCE > Support Structure Solutions
The Support Structure Solutions team is part of the Offshore Technical Sales Management department being the offshore-focused arm of our Vestas Power Solutions (VPS) - Technical Sales organization in Northern & Central Europe (NCE), providing the link between our sales business unit and our customer needs towards the central power solutions team, responsible for global product development in Vestas.
The Lead Support Structure Engineer role requires technical skills within the area of offshore engineering and project management. You will work within the Offshore Technical Sales Management team, in direct interface with the commercial Sales group, Construction/Project management teams, our customers as well as central engineering functions, to deliver the best possible technical solution for our offshore customers.


As a Lead Support Structure Engineer, you will be responsible for the site-specific integrated load analysis, tower and foundation design process for our offshore projects. You will be working closely with the customer and the customer's foundation designer and be overall accountable for Vestas providing timely and optimised solutions, fulfilling customer needs and requirements. After an intensive induction, you will be assigned to Vestas' sales activities for offshore.
In this role, your main tasks will be:

  • Ensure timely and correct responses to customer enquiries, prepare clarifications and deviations to tenders in relation to the loads and support structure area
  • Evaluation of tower and foundation optimization levers to maximize project value while managing risks
  • Responsibility and accountability for the site-specific Integrated Load Analysis (ILA) process working in collaboration with external as well internal stakeholders
  • Ensure customer alignment with regards to the tower/foundation design process as well as optimization for the given project conditions
  • Be the interface to the project design certifier and manage the project design certification activities
  • Contribute to identify market requirements and trends to promote product, tool, and process development
  • Be prepared to contribute to continuous improvement initiatives in the area of Offshore Support Structure design optimization



  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. within a relevant field of engineering 
  • Experience within offshore loads or support structure design domain would be beneficial
  • Previous experience in the wind energy sector would be beneficial
  • Fluent in written and verbal English, additional language skills would be advantageous



  • Ability to work internationally, with large-scale industrial projects and demanding customers
  • Presentation skills with ability and confidence to present to sales project management
  • Good communication skills and experience interacting with a variety of technical and commercial stakeholders
  • Work results-oriented, independent and with a high level of accountability
  • Knowledge of (offshore) turbine load evaluation and relevant standards within this area is beneficial
  • Knowledge of (offshore) tower and foundation designs and relevant standards within this area is beneficial
  • In addition to technical, quantitative and analytical skills, you´ll need to have customer focus and have the ability to build and manage relationships with customers and their consultants


What we offer
As a Lead Support Structure Engineer at Vestas, you will be at the heart of the action of the offshore wind industry. Despite being the largest presence in the industry; Vestas is still very flexible, giving you the freedom to act creatively in a truly global environment, within a highly diverse team. 
The role of Lead Support Structure Engineer is an excellent chance to continue your career with us - here in Vestas.


Additional information
Workplace is located at our office in Edinburgh, UK.
Please note: We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Please be advised to apply on or before 03/03/2023.
You can expect up to 20 travel days per year.

For more information, please reach out to James Brammer, Lead Manager, Technical Sales NCE Offshore, UK & Ireland on 078 845 472 59.

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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