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Lead Engineer Power Train (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  25774

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT Dortmund, NW, DE

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time

Vestas Factory

Do you want to join the world's most sustainable company and be a part of the exciting journey in Vestas? If you are interested in utilizing your technical skillset to create value in our Vestas Global Service Organisation, then take a further look here.
Service>Global Service Operations>Turbine Operations Engineering>Drive Train
Our department is a sub-department of Turbine Operations Engineering in Turbine Engineering department as part of Vestas Global Service Organisation. We are currently expanding our organisation with highly qualified employees. 
The department is responsible for delivering service solutions on all brands enabling the service business within Vestas to fulfil its ambitious, strategic targets thereby maintaining its World leadership position. Service solutions vary from parts & repair over maintenance concepts to product improvements such as life extensions, optimisation of product performance and cost-out initiatives. The department holds the design responsibility for service and after sales solutions on products no longer in serial production.



  • Development of best-in-class service solutions for wind turbine powertrains (gearboxes, generators etc.) using innovative technologies and provide technical support to service teams
  • Drive and execute on strategic service projects related to predictive maintenance of powertrain, continuous improvement processes of this, cost out initiative, etc.
  • Ensure the quality, the cost-effectiveness, and the maturity level of service solutions considering legal requirements, design standards, and customer expectations
  • Assume different roles in project teams e.g., providing support to the technical lead having the full technical project responsibility. In some cases assume the Technical Lead role
  • Support scheduled service by maintaining SII, SIF, SWI etc., improve documents quality, support the implementation of improved solutions, ensure timely excection of tasks
  • Contribution in development of in-house competencies, improve internal knowledge sharing, Excellence in tasks and projects execution around powertrain service solutions respecting the operational strategy
  • Creation and reviewing of technical specifications for powertrain components e.g., Component Requirement Specifications, Technical Supplier Specification (TSS), Technical Purchase Specification (TPS), etc. and provide technical support to the technical writers
  • Analysis of field powertrain performance data, product improvement and implementation of service solutions in cooperation with components manufacturers



  • Bachelor or Master's degree in Drive respectively Power Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • 5 years+ of experience within the Wind Business in Powertrain or Power Engineering with focus on generator and gearboxes
  • Experience in design and specifications in compliance with relevant international standards e.g., IEC, ISO, AGMA, etc.
  • Knowledge on wind turbine generator and gearbox design, skilled basic mechanical design calculations, material properties, etc.
  • Knowledge in 3D-Modeling and 2D-drafting e.g., using CREO parametric / PDMLink will be beneficial 
  • Experience in servicing and working on Electrical main components such as Generator for wind turbines
  • Skilled knowledge and experience with standard Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, etc...)



  • Solid technical leadership skills and team-oriented attitude 
  • Solid analytical skills, attention to details, and good follow-up skills are expected
  • Experience in a multi-cultural environment, communicate distinctly in a team spread across the world and proven interpersonal skill are expected therefore the ability of professional communication in spoken and written English
  • Willingness and ability of taking responsibilities to improve existing or establish missing processes
  • Result oriented and target focused / keep deadlines at the same time ensure the right quality level/ can handle many tasks at a time with accountability to take ownership.
  • Creative and innovative approach, out of the box thinking, self-motivated, reliable and eye for details with ability to thrive with varied tasks.
  • Resilient and ability of taking design responsibility, secure the right maturity and engineering level to support the decisions and ensure a vast hands-on experience with product or technology development
  • Holistic approach to task/problem solving featuring good analytical skills
  • Openness to work on different service powertrain projects


What we offer
We offer an exciting job with good opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring environment at an established wind turbine manufacturer. We value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity, quality, and simplicity in all developed solutions. You will become part of a highly professional environment with solid technical commitment.


Additional information
The primary work location is Dortmund (Germany), but we can also consider Porto (Portugal) for the right candidate.

Some travel activities up to 10% of your time are expected, incl. international travels in this position.

Applications are handled on an ongoing basis. 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 10.07.22.

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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