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Assistant Lead, Technical Project Engineer - Mechanical

Requisition ID:  24927

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time


Vestas Factory

Professional | Full-Time

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Power Solutions > Aerodynamic & Mechanical > Nacelle TCM

Vestas is the energy industry's global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 113 GW of wind turbines in 81 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our high-quality smart data capabilities and more than 96 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas' more than 25.000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright 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, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at and following us on our social media channels Nacelle Transport Construction & Maintenance (TCM) team is a part of the Power Solutions business unit in the Vestas R&D organization. The department is responsible for developing and maintaining standard work processes and tools for transport, installation and service of the nacelle wind turbine components. We're now hiring for our Design Center Porto.



Our team is responsible for developing tools, processes, and manuals related to the transportation, installation/construction, and maintenance/service of wind turbines (onshore/offshore). It's our job to:

  • Guarantee "safety first"
  • Define, plan and coordinate technical project activities ensuring an interface with internal and external stakeholders to support project delivery within the overall project timescales and targets
  • The contributor who leads to defining new procedures and tools required for Transport, Construction, and Maintenance, supporting product modularity and scalability whilst promoting continuous improvements initiatives
  • Participate in field testing to validate new procedures and tools, whilst in close collaboration with the Technicians
  • Deliver quality solutions on time and cost
  • Make sure the Nacelle and its components are designed for transport/construction/maintenance (efficient solution across the value chain: tool cost, processing time, and effort)
  • Run feasibility studies, select concepts, design tools/processes, validation though FEA and physical tests
  • Ensure that market requirements and best practices are included in WTG design
  • Find better solutions in the market and promote partnerships with the supply chain



  • M. Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering or similar



  • Good technical project management skills with proven evidence of making decisions and coordinating projects
  • You have a good understanding of different design/process tools (DFMEA, PFMEA, process mapping etc.)
  • Proven leadership of design and cross-functional teams
  • Good commercial awareness to maintain a focus on cost, and quality whilst handling risk
  • Supplier Management, comfortable with developing of components/tools based on Technical Specifications in a fast pace industry
  • Team-oriented person
  • Motivated person, hands-on person
  • Engineering, production, supply chain, transport/installation/maintenance tools, handling of wind turbines or other large components in other industries
  • Highly capable of capture engineering requirements, define and control project scope with deliveries on time and with Quality
  • Highly capable of planning the work, delegate and follow-up
  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of mechanical/manufacturing processes
  • Good understanding of Design for Manufacturing/Assembly/Service concepts
  • Experience in 3D modelling and 2D drawings, PTC Creo Parametric preferred
  • Experience with PLM software, PTC Windchill PDMLink preferred
  • Experience as structural/mechanical designer with knowledge on calculation and FEA, ANSYS (Workbench)
  • Knowledge about testing setups, design validation plans and associated documentation. Tool certification
  • Good understanding about ECM (Engineering Change Management) and it's impacts across the value chain
  • Offshore knowledge is an added value
  • Good English skills, written and verbal


What we offer

We offer you an agile environment that is exciting, rewarding and complex on a global leader in sustainable energy solutions. You will be part of a professional and committed team with focus on quality and an open-minded international working environment. You will have a broad interface and work closely with people from all over the organization, at different organizational levels and locations worldwide. Accountability, Collaboration, Simplicity and Passion are our core values and we always put safety first.


Additional information

We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible, as we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. To apply for this opportunity please submit your resume in English. Please apply until June 27.



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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.