Functional Lead

Requisition ID:  52619

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 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!


Applications, Controls & Electrical > Control Hardware > Hub & Tower Power Distribution


Vestas Power Solutions is the R&D function of Vestas. Through innovation, development and continuous improvement we develop the products and technologies that reduce the cost of energy and bring the highest possible value to our customers and to Vestas. Within Vestas Power Solution business unit, the department Control Hardware Module is responsible for the design and development of Low Voltage control panels and the control system across various sections of Wind Turbine. Control Hardware module is inclusive of several submodules explicit to each sections of Wind Turbine.
You will be part of the Hub and Tower Power Distribution submodule, this submodule is responsible for the design, development and Integration of LV control panels to facilitate the auxiliary power distribution to the specific sections. You will create the design solution that are modular by utilizing the techniques of system engineering and simulations to build the new wind turbines smarter, efficient and more robust, thereby shaping the future of renewable energy. 



  • Responsible that work performed across projects is in accordance with best practice
  • Align requirements, documentations, simulations, certifications, verifications etc. between different projects and if possible future projects
  • Responsible that relevant design guidelines are in place and up to date
  • Align & improve design guidelines, Review & signoff of design documents within the functional area
  • Quality responsible for the functions within functional area & Collaborate with Quality to secure LPF split-out
  • Responsible for different functions that have the expected quality (LPF, Downtime, Service cost/visits, etc.)
  • Follow up on performance reports on new product
  • Continuously (~monthly) monitor fleet performance and report to SFL if below expected
  • Continuous monitoring of CIM cases and collaboration with CIM organization
  • Signoff on CIM case root causes together with SFL
  • Accountable for capturing root cause in DFMEA
  • Discuss ideas with SFL on how to improve monitoring of the different areas within functional area
  • Support in the formulation of technology projects proposals within functional area
  • Support SFL to have a list of cluster/ technology/ module project proposals including business drivers
  • Support MTL and TL with Direct Product Cost overview, including change management and cost impact/ cost out idea generation
  • Drive definition of technology strategy within functional area
  • Review Change Management requirements. 


  • Master's / Bachelor's in electrical / Similar engineering specialization
  • Minimum 10+ years of relevant experience, in electrical system design
  • Experience within wind/ any Electrical Industry will be preferred
  • Hands on experience on tools like E-plan, Creo view and Windchill (ETAP - would be an added advantage)
  • Experience on handling ECM (engineering change management) along the product life cycle
  • Knowledge on International standards such as IEC, UL, etc., preferably IEC 60204-1 Machine directive
  • Basic knowledge on EMC (Electromagnetic compatibility) design and testing requirements
  • Experience in product development process with knowledge of complete design and life cycle management
  • Experience in stakeholder management spanning full value chain


  • You shall be progressive, self-motivated with positive mindset and "can-do" attitude
  • Willing to take ownership with an investigative mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and complete assigned tasks on time
  • Have good communication skills - fluent in both verbal and written English
  • Experience with high-paced cross-functional and cross-cultural teams is beneficial
  • Professional engagement, able to identify and solve problems with autonomy

What We Offer
We offer an exciting global job with great opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring and diverse work environment within the energy industry's global partner on sustainable energy solutions. At Vestas, we aim at being sustainable in all aspects - both as employer and business partner. You will become part of a highly professional environment with a broad interface, significant technical commitment, and lots of enthusiasm. You will make a real impact on Vestas' ability to launch future products. Vestas is growing and developing, and we want you to grow with us.


Additional Information
Your primary workplace will be Vestas India, Chennai.
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 30th July 2024.

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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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