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Automation Design Engineer

Requisition ID:  30429

Hammel, Region Central Jutland, DK

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

Vestas Factory

Automation Design Engineer

Would you like to be responsible for designing high-quality test solutions for Vestas and do you enjoy being involved in projects from early design phase to final hand-over to customers?
Are you an Electrical Engineer, Marine Engineer or Automation Engineer with knowledge of electrical systems and industrial automation? Then we have the opportunity for you!


Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Global Manufacturing > HW & Automation

Manufacturing Test is responsible for the development of production test systems for Vestas. The team develops test systems for our factories, covering test of all major parts of the turbine such as electrical switchboards, converters, generators, nacelles etc. 

For this position we look for a skilled engineer with knowledge of Industrial automation and PLC programming. The department places high focus on an informal working environment and teamwork. We consistently score high on team collaboration in our employee surveys.



You will be responsible for developing test methods, user interface and creation of automation test programs for our automated test solutions. You will be involved in all phases of our projects, and you will also be the one performing the final commissioning and hand-over of our test equipment at the factories. In addition, your responsibilities will cover:

  • Install and commission test systems at our factories worldwide
  • Ensure that your designed test systems carry out safely by complying to internal and external standards
  • Develop and improve our test methods and design standards for production testing
  • Assist the factories in performing complex trouble shooting on test systems and turbines under test
  • Provide on-site education of the end users of our equipment and ensure that the equipment is handed over to the costumer according to our processes
  • Ensure documentation and quality assurance of the test equipment



  • You have an educational background as Electrical Engineer, Marine Engineer or Automation Engineer
  • You can be newly graduated or with a few years of experience
  • You have a practical mindset and are experienced in working hands on with electrical systems, e.g., with a background as Electrician or similar
  • You are familiar with trouble shooting on electrical systems
  • You read and understand electrical schematics as well as electrical documentation
  • Knowledge of PLC systems and HMI systems is desirable
  • Knowledge of hydraulic systems is advantageous



As you will interact with a wide range of stakeholders globally, it is crucial that you are an outgoing person with great communication skills. In addition, you: 

  • Have a high degree of flexibility and can work independently
  • Have a high motivation, are quality conscious and aspire to be the best
  • Are process oriented and structured in your work
  • Have a proactive attitude
  • Are a team-oriented person with positive mindset
  • Are motivated by working cross functional and across different cultures
  • Master English fluently, both written and spoken  


What we offer

We offer an inspiring workplace with great professional and personal development opportunities in an informal work environment with highly skilled and open-minded colleagues.

As we are fully responsible of delivering our test solutions you have the possibility of impacting development on our products and continuously improvement of designs and processes.

Our daily work is based on project execution which gives a high degree of flexibility where you will be able to plan your own working day.

Furthermore, you will be able to truly make a difference and be a part of creating the sustainable energy of tomorrow.


Additional information

Work location: Hammel, DK.

This position requires up to 40 days of travel.

For additional information on the position, please contact Jesper Holmgaard, (Manager HW & Automation) at +45 61682858.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis however, 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 10th December 2022.

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 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.