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Converter Electrical Engineer

Requisition ID:  35723

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

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


Vestas Factory

Professional | Full-Time | Engineering

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

As a Converter Electrical Engineer in the "Converter Design 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 design of the electrical converter for all onshore and offshore Vestas' turbines, as well as the converter integration in Nacelle and its electrical interface design. 

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 Design and Integration team within C&E Module is an essential contributor to making the current and future wind turbines more efficient and cost-effective. This is done by being responsible for the 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.



You will be a part of the Converter Design and Integration team. Converter Design and Integration team consist of 20 highly skilled designers and specialists located in Aarhus, Porto, and Chennai. You will report to the Converter Design and Integration Manager within Converter and Electrical Module in Vestas. Your main responsibilities and tasks will be electro-mechanical design and analysis for key components of wind converters.

Your key responsibilities and tasks will be to:

  • Electro-mechanical and thermal design (analysis, calculation, and simulation) of main circuit & secondary automation of wind turbine converters
  • Systems Engineering process adherence through concept-requirements-design-verification
  • Verification through testing and analysis and creating documentation
  • Ensure that the design solutions meet the product requirements such as NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness), durability, thermal, environmental, and performance
  • Support bill of material through the Engineering Change Notification process
  • Support communication with suppliers and manufacturing, making sure to meet design targets and cost-down activities

Specific knowledge of:

  • Industrial low-voltage (medium-voltage) distribution systems 
  • Busbar sizing (design copper or aluminum busbars, carrying high currents) including electrical and thermal design and simulations
  • Main circuit components: current interruption, relays, busbars, insulators, sensors
  • Earthing schemes; protection and selectivity; insulation coordination; fault handling
  • International design standards for electrical systems
  • Calculation methods e.g., load flow and short circuit calculation; power loss calculations
  • DFMEA as a working method and know the importance of DFM (Design for Manufacturing) and DFA (Design for Assembly)



  • A bachelor/master’s in a relevant area, i.e., Electrical, Electronics, or Mechatronics Engineering
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in Electro-mechanical design 
  • Working understanding of electrical power converter design, test, and verification
  • Good computer-aided design skills such as simulation tools like MatLab, ANSYS etc.
  • Experienced in project execution in a matrix organization
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience working in international teams and with suppliers
  • Good communication and stakeholder management skills



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 personal. 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 that facilitates professionalism and solid technical commitment. You will directly propel and influence the development of a core system in a wind turbine.


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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