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Converter Electrical Engineer - Assistant Lead

Requisition ID:  28216

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

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


Vestas Factory

Professional | Full-Time

Are you enthusiastic about creating best in class converter control solutions in a highly skilled power engineering team?


Power Solutions > Applications, Controls & Electrical > Converter Structure & Integration

Vestas Power Solutions is where new product ideas or technologies are matured, developed, tested, and improved. To put it short, Vestas Power Solutions is the cornerstone of Vestas. We are shaping the future of modern energy.

The Converter & Electrical (C&E) Module is part of Vestas R&D organization, Power Solutions. The Converter Structure and Integration team within C&E Module is an essential contributor in making the current and future wind turbines more efficient and cost effective. This is done by being responsible for development and maintenance of the components according to the full value chain requirements. All Vestas products are based on internally developed converters since electrical power conversion is at the core of how a wind turbine performs, operates, and interacts with the electrical grid.

As a Converter Electrical Engineer in "Converter Structure and Integration" sub-module, you will be part of a team of highly skilled R&D engineers located in Denmark, Portugal, and Chennai. In our department we are accountable for the structural design of the electrical converter for all onshore and offshore Vestas’s turbine, has well as the converter integration in Nacelle and its electrical interface design. 



You will be a part of the Converter Structure and Integration team. Converter Structure and Integration team consists of 20 highly skilled designers and specialists located in Aarhus, Denmark, Porto, and Chennai. You will report to the Converter Structure and Integration Manager within Converter and Electrical Module in Vestas. Your main responsibilities and tasks will be design and integration key components of wind converters.

Your key responsibilities and task will be to:

  • Develop conceptual designs based on technical specifications for electrical Converter and its integration in Nacelle
  • Design electrical panels, control architecture, and wiring drawings/diagrams for Power Converters, protections, and automation control of Wind Turbines Generators
  • Develop, dimension, and implement Hardware technical drawing/diagrams
  • Systems Engineering process adherence through concept-requirements-design-verification
  • Component & supplier selection; Participate in verification through test and analysis and documentation
  • Coordinate bill of material through the Engineering Change Notification process
  • Assist in the building of prototype power electronics and control systems and testing to verify simulation
  • Participate in the creation of functional specifications and test procedures

Specific knowledge of:

  • Industrial low-voltage (medium-voltage) distribution systems
  • Main circuit components: current interruption, relays, busbars, insulators, sensors
  • Earthing schemes; protection and selectivity; insulation coordination; fault handling
  • Coordinate communication with suppliers and manufacturing, making sure to meet design targets and cost-down activities
  • International design standards for electrical systems
  • DFMEA as a working method and know the importance for DFM (Design for Manufacturing) and DFA (Design for Assembly)



  • A bachelor/master in a relevant area, i.e., Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in electrical, automation or power electronics R&D
  • Working understanding of electrical power converter design, test and verification
  • Experience with electrical design tools - EPLAN
  • Experience within effective problem-solving methodologies
  • Experienced in project execution in a matrix organization
  • Great organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience working in international teams and with suppliers



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

  • You are process oriented and have a structured way to work
  • You naturally direct, guide, advise and share knowledge with team and stakeholders
  • You can easily connect with people and able to build, develop and maintain professional relationships at work
  • You possess English skills at a high level - orally and written


What we offer

You will get an opportunity to work in a project-oriented organization and develop cross-disciplinary as well as personally. Our emphasis is placed on the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will also benefit from working in an inspiring environment which facilitates professionalism and solid technical commitment. You will directly propel and influence the development of a core system in a wind turbine.


Additional information

Your work location will be our office in Port, Portugal. Up to 25 travel days per year to other locations shall be expected.

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 September 12th. 

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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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