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Converter Control Engineer

Requisition ID:  28468

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Function: 

Vestas Factory

Are you interested in creating best-in-class converter control solutions in a highly-skilled power engineering team? Are you motivated by seeing how your developments turn into sustainable energy solutions? Does making a difference matter to you?


Power Solutions > Applications, Controls & Electrical > Converter Control Application

Converter Control Application is a key area in securing Vestas' globally established position within sustainable energy in the future. We develop and implement all converter control functionalities for all Vestas turbine families. The department is characterized by very skilled employees who consistently work to balance creativity with quality. Through our core knowledge, we provide best-in-class converter solutions which meet the system, product, and grid requirements.



  • You will be part of the Converter Control development team, which lays out converter requirements, owns converter control design, and performs control software development, test, and verification
  • You will be engaged in projects developing new features and doing changes, improvements, and updates to existing converter control software based on the feedback from the field (Vestas turbines in operation) and customer requirements
  • You will take ownership of the technical tasks/solutions in different projects and actively work with the rest of the converter control team and its stakeholders
  • Coordinate projects and teams into new features and improvements of existing products



  • Bachelor or Master of Engineering within Power or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience in Power Converter Industry is an added value
  • Knowledge and experience in Controls (such as Generator/motor control design and control design of grid-connected converters).  This includes modeling of progressive systems for control analysis, designing of controllers, software implementation of controllers, and verification of controllers via simulations and tests
  • Experience with control of power electronics (such as PWM strategies for 3phase converters, sampling of PWM operated converters, and control loops of 3 phase converters such as current control, dc voltage control, active and reactive power control).
  • Experience with embedded control for power electronic conversion, development, and management of industrial software implementation.   
  • Experience with grid connection of converters and compliance assessment regarding connection codes is an added value



  • Highly independent and self-initiated to learn
  • Highly skilled in problem-solving, analysis, and debugging
  • Experience in defining the functional specification, conducting system validation, and preparing technical documentation
  • Being skilled in estimating tasks and communicate with Tech Leads and project managers


What We Offer

We offer you a job in a true global and fast-moving organization with great opportunities for cross-disciplinary and personal development, where the emphasis is placed on the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions.

You will benefit from working at a high professional level and with a solid technical commitment in a very inspiring environment. You will be directly involved and promote the development of a core product and service, which is of outmost importance to our customers.


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.

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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. 
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