Lead Engineer - Grid

Requisition ID:  40712

Chennai, TN, IN

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

 Vestas Factory

Professional | Full-Time | Engineering 

Vestas is the world leader in wind technology and a driving force 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!


VPS Region APAC > Power Plant Solutions APAC > Grid APAC


The grid team oversees all grid aspects during the sales/construction/Service phase of the projects in Asia Pacific (APAC) with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.
Working with a team of engineering professionals across the region working closely with other cross-functional teams delivering comprehensive and compliant grid solutions. The role will encompass technical and resource management throughout the construction phase, supervising the grid compliance and balance of plant processes on multiple projects.



  • Prepare project specific grid compliance test plan noting the requirements, and with an understanding of plant limitations

  • Prepare test schedules for the different grid compliance testing activities with consideration to the project schedules

  • Prepare site specific functional design specification 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 and undertake generator performance standards compliance testing, and model validation (R2) testing whilst liaising with site based personnel and operators (NSP/TSO/Customer)

  • Support power system studies to define the wind farm generator performance standards and to develop site specific requirements

  • Coordinate activities with the internal stakeholders on modelling and study aspects

  • Ensure high quality grid connection deliverables required to be submitted by Vestas are submitted on time

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to ensure grid connection/compliance issues are resolved in a timely manner

  • Engage and maintain power systems engineering consultancies when required

  • Discuss with internal stakeholders and prepare formal responses to inquiries regarding wind farm technical performance

  • 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

  • Support Electrical Engineer in their day to day work with grid compliance aspects



  • Bachelor / Master's degree in Power System / Electrical / Similar specialization

  • 5+ years of experience in power systems operations, grid compliance/electrical testing or power system analysis.

  • Experience using PSS/E, PSCAD, PowerFactory simulation tools desirable

  • Substation electrical design well regarded



  • Ability to supervise consultants and designers in a construction environment - tier one company experience valued

  • Experience in review of grid connection compliance design in a construction environment

  • Any grid connection experience, especially wind farm registration will be valued

  • Generator and power systems modelling - wind farm modelling will be valued

  • Any experience in negotiation with major stakeholders, such as clients, consultants, contractors and authorities

  • Experience working in high stress environment


What We Offer

We offer you a job in a true global and fast moving organization with excellent opportunities for cross disciplinary and personal development. Emphasis is placed on the right balance between creativity and quality in all aspects. You will benefit from an environment working at a high professional level and with a high technical commitment.


Additional Information
Your primary workplace will be in Chennai, India.
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 31st December 2023.


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.