Senior Control Engineer

Requisition ID:  38273

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

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

Vestas Factory

Are you an experienced control software engineer? Does supporting sustainable energy solutions in the world inspire you? Come join us and be part of the team writing the solutions to one of the most important global issues of our time, ensuring a more sustainable future.


Power Solutions > Applications, Controls & Electrical > Hydraulics & Yaw
Vestas Power Solutions (VPS) is where new product ideas are developed, matured, improved, and tested. Within Vestas Power Solutions (VPS), you'll find our module, Turbine Control SW, as part of Applications, Controls & Electrical. Our module has offices in Chennai, Porto, and Denmark, delivering control software solutions to all Vestas turbines. You will be part of the software team that works on the hydraulics and yaw areas, working closely with our mechanical modules.


As a Lead Control Software Engineer, you will:

  • Collaborate closely with the software developers in the team and with the stakeholders in the auxiliary power area
  • Participate in full project lifecycles using Agile practices for the software development
  • Participate in the definition of the functional and software requirements of the turbine's control systems
  • Be committed in writing and updating, comprehensive technical documentation and maintaining software functionality
  • Be responsible for developing and maintaining our control systems for the various hardware components of the turbine
  • Be developing high-quality software in an engaging and complex domain
  • Engage in root cause analysis to identify potential turbine performance issues and contribute to continuously improving our processes, software, and tools



  • MSc or BSc in Control Engineering, Electronics, Computer Science or similar
  • 5-7 years of relevant work experience
  • Advanced programming skills in C/C++ and Matlab/Simulink
  • Object Oriented & State based software design
  • Hands-on experience with product or technology development
  • Desire and ability to understand and maintain an overview of a wide range of advanced technical domains
  • Experience with GIT, JIRA, and other Atlassian tools


We see the ideal candidate possessing the following personality and competencies:  

  • You are a problem-solver, results-oriented, and have a solid sense of responsibility
  • You have a creative approach to new opportunities
  • You embrace changes and constantly look for ways to improve
  • You achieve goals as part of a team, and it comes naturally to you to collaborate and share knowledge
  • You have good communication skills and are fluent in English (speaking and writing)
  • You are culturally open-minded and able to establish relationships across geographical boundaries and cultures
  • You have a familiarity with mechanical systems, or curiosity to learn and understand how they work


What We Offer
We offer a diverse workplace with great professional and personal development opportunities in an inspiring, international work environment with a global wind turbine manufacturer. The department places a high focus on an informal working environment where professional skills can be developed and enhanced, and you can influence on our solutions.

 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. 

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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