Lead Engineer, Grid

Requisition ID:  52731

Auckland, AUK, NZ

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

 Vestas Factory

 Professional | Full-Time | Engineering

Vestas AUNZ is offering an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Grid Expert. The Australian Grid presents a challenging yet fascinating field to work in. With Vestas AUNZ significant expansion, your expertise and experience will contribute to building a sustainable future.

The Grid team oversees all aspects of the grid during the sales, construction, and service phases of projects throughout the Asia Pacific, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

You will collaborate with a team of engineering experts across the region, working closely with various cross-functional teams to deliver competitive and compliant grid solutions. This role includes technical and resource management during the construction phase, overseeing grid compliance, and managing the balance of plant processes for multiple projects.


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• Work closely with the power system studies team to define the wind farm generator performance standards, and develop the wind farm control system, functional design specification and reactive plant requirements 
• Coordinate activities with the grid modelling team, functional leaders, project managers, contract managers, sales team, and other internal stakeholders
• Review grid connection and compliance reports and package submissions from subcontractors and internal stakeholders against industry best practices, grid code requirements, and international and local standards, in addition to Vestas' contractual and interfacing requirements from the perspective of grid connection and compliance
• Ensure grid connection and compliance deliverables required to be submitted by Vestas are provided in a timely manner and of high-quality
• Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to ensure grid connection and compliance issues are resolved in a timely manner
• Undertake and support the commissioning and testing of the wind farm, grid monitoring equipment and control systems
• Undertake generator performance standards approval through NER Clause 5.3.4A (R0), generator registration (R1), and generator compliance testing and model validation reporting (R2) with AEMO and NSP/TSO
• Prepare project-specific grid compliance test plans, noting the grid requirements and understanding of the plant limitations
• Prepare test schedules for the different grid compliance testing activities with consideration to the project schedules
• Prepare site-specific functional design specifications for the park-level controller and wind turbine generators based on the computer models, and the agreed generator performance standards 
• Coordinate with the NSP/TSO/Customer and undertake generator performance standards compliance testing, and model validation (R2) testing and liaison with site-based personnel and operators
• Engage and manage power systems engineering consultancies when required
• Discuss with internal stakeholders and prepare formal responses to inquiries regarding wind farm technical performance 
• Prepare and deliver technical presentations to customer
• Attend and provide input to various safety, design, technical and risk meetings, workshops and reviews
• Assess Variations, Requests for Information (RFIs) and payment claims
• Review tender specifications


• Engineering degree in Electrical or Power Systems
• 5+ years of experience in power systems operations, grid connection applications, grid compliance testing and power system analysis


• Ability to manage consultants and designers in a construction environment
• Experience in the reviewing of grid connection and compliance reports
• Any grid connection and compliance experience, especially wind farm Hold Point testing will be highly valued
• Generator and power systems modelling, especially of wind farms will be highly valued
• Experience using PSS/E, PSCAD, PowerFactory simulation tools
• Any experience in negotiation with major stakeholders, such as clients, consultants, contractors and electricity authorities;
• Experience in a high-pressure environment

What we offer

•Excellent career development opportunities both Nationally and Globally
•A workplace that embraces Diversity and Inclusion
•Flexible workplace arrangements
•13 weeks Paid Primary Carers Leave
•3 weeks Paid Secondary Carers Leave
•Employee Assistance Program


Additional information

• All potential employees will be subject to undertaking a full medical assessment to be considered for this role. 
• Please note: We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including before the advertised closing date. 

Our Benefits


  • Join the World's Leading Wind Energy Solutions Provider
  • Excellent Career Development opportunities both Nationally and Globally
  • A workplace that embraces Diversity and Inclusion
  • Flexible workplace arrangements
  • 13 weeks Paid Primary Carers Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carers Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program


Vestas is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from those who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

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DEIB Statement
At Vestas, we recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in driving innovation and success. We strongly encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those who may hesitate due to their identity or feel they do not meet every criterion. As our CEO states, "Expertise and talent come in many forms, and a diverse workforce enhances our ability to think differently and solve the complex challenges of our industry". Your unique perspective is what will help us powering the solution for a sustainable, green energy future.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 173 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is 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, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 
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