Assistant Lead Engineer / Lead Engineer (Structural Design)

Requisition ID:  54226

Chennai, TN, IN

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


Vestas Factory

Vestas is the world leader in wind technology and a main motivation in the development of the wind power industry. Vestas’ core business comprises the development, manufacture, sale, marketing, and maintenance of Wind Turbines. Come and join us at Vestas!


Aerodynamic & Mechanical > Tower Module > Value Engineering

Tower value engineering department is responsible for providing optimized tower solution to Vestas tower program. The tasks range from understanding the design requirement and requirement specification, designing tower using analytical and FEM calculations, designing tower components, performing DFMEA, test planning and execution to risk assessments and compilation of certification documentation.

Tower value engineering is extension of global tower Module. The department is responsible for provide customized tower solution for sales order, design modification for local market and to provide innovative design solution for life extension of old turbine tower along with fulfilling certification need.

Focus is on securing sound, cost-optimized and production friendly solutions and at the same time fulfilling the overall requirements to safety and functionality for the products. Additionally, process efficiency and lead time reduction is of key importance in order to fulfill Vestas's overall ambitions of delivering products, which are configured to customer needs in a timely manner. The team is in Chennai, India.



  • Developing the team of structural engineers to Deliver optimized tower structural design, drawing and documentation using FE and analytical calculations.- Handle technical queries from the certification bodies
  • Perform FE assessment for tower structural and internal components and generation of report for internal assessment and 3rd party certification
  • Development and parameterization of FE models and post-processing tools
  • Participate in development of proprietary software using Matlab, Python or VBA
  • Provide feedback and challenge design solutions to interfacing systems in order to optimize product design
  • Identify and report technical risks within the project scope
  • Deliver the technical solution within quality, time and cost targets of the project



  • Bachelor's or master's degree in , Mechanical or Civil Engineering (structural);
  • Minimum Professional experience: 8-10 years;- Experience in the design of turbine or preferably dynamically loaded structures;
  • Experience with FEA minimum 2-3 years and relevant FE software's
  • Programing skill, Python, C, Matlab



  • We see the ideal candidate possessing the following competencies and personality
  • Proven leadership abilities in developing the team working on the structural design of towers
  • Be collaborative with both internal and external stakeholders and ensure effective communication and teamwork environment
  • Development and Mentoring: Promote a culture of continuous improvement, identify opportunities to enhance innovation and efficiency in FEA methodologies
  • Comprehensive knowledge of fundamentals of structural analysis and design and problem solving skill- Experience in linear, nonlinear, fatigue, contact, vibration analysis using FEA and analytical calculations
  • Hands on experience with minimum 2-3 years of developing finite element models, perform simulations. Analyze and interpret FEA results, prepare documentation to support product design decisions
  • Good knowledge of Design standards & Euro codes
  • Experience in product development and FEA
  • Experience in Python, Matlab and VBA programing
  • Have good communication skills to convey complex problems to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Worked in multicultural and global environment


What We Offer

We offer a diverse workplace with excellent professional and personal development opportunities in an inspiring, international work environment with an established 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 high technical commitment  


Additional Information

Your primary workplace will be Vestas India, Chennai.

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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 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 173 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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