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Manager - Switchgear and Cables

Requisition ID:  34163

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT Chennai, TN, IN

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

 Vestas Factory

Management | Full-Time | Engineering 

Power Solutions > Applications, Controls & Electrical > Switchgear & Cables

Vestas Power Solutions is the R&D function of Vestas. Through innovation, development and continuous improvement we develop the products and technologies that reduce the cost of energy and bring the highest possible value to our customers and to Vestas. To put it short: Vestas Power Solutions develops the sustainable power systems of the future.

Converter & Electrical Module is a part of Vestas Power Solutions, Converter & Electrical Module that consists of several Sub Modules concentrated on power conversion and transformation. The Converter & Electrical Module is responsible for technology and product development of Converters, HV-Transformers, Switchgears and Cables.

Switchgears and Cables are designed, manufactured and tested by qualified suppliers based on Technical Purchase Specifications and through coordination with the Switchgear & Cables Sub-Module that is located in Portugal and India. We provide first in class solutions meeting system and grid requirements.



As Switchgear & Cables Sub Module Owner, you will report to the Module Owner of Converter & Electrical Module and be part of the Module management team.

You will be responsible for the Sub Module and the performance of the team: Delivering high quality, safe, sustainable and durable design solutions on time at the agreed cost taking the entire value chain and life cycle into account. You will develop employees through coaching and target setting. You must ensure a solid collaboration inside and outside of VPS, with innovative contact to relevant stakeholders to always seek for the best for Vestas' solutions.

You should at all times have a good overview of all tasks going on in the Sub Module and be prepared to communicate time schedules, resource constraints, and to negotiate priorities.

The Sub Module is direct line manager for the team members which among other things requires solid people performance and development dialogue and building and maintaining stakeholder relations across Vestas and a full life cycle involvement of all stakeholders for the Sub Module. You must ensure a solid collaboration inside and outside of Vestas Power Solutions, with innovative contact to relevant stakeholders to always seek for the best solutions.


  • Delivering needed solutions and documentation for the full value chain
  • Responsible for technical quality of the Sub Module for all product variants
  • Ensuring timely execution of deliverables such as high-quality solutions and documentation
  • Supervising resource planning and delegation of work and budget controlling
  • In collaboration with project managers; facilitating planning sessions and following up
  • Identifying optimizations in processes and solutions



  • Proven management experience from a large organization
  • A bachelor/master's degree in relevant technical area i.e. Electrical Engineering
  • Coordination of your degree with commercial/business education
  • Experience from working as an Engineer in HV-Switchgears or HV-Cables designs
  • Experience in management of Electrical Engineering teams
  • Cross cultural understanding and experience with international companies



We see the ideal candidate possessing the following personality:

  • Creative, positive, enthusiastic and extrovert with a profound motivated mindset and "can-do" attitude
  • Enthusiastic; result oriented and has a solid sense of responsibility
  • Able to create an environment where team members can thrive and excel
  • Solid leadership and communication skills and capable of acting as a motivator
  • Adept at developing across borders, with teams in different time zones and cultural surroundings
  • You have solid English skills (speaking and writing).
  • Solid networker and can easily build relationships


What we offer

We offer an exciting job with good opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring, innovative, high performing and international work environment in the renewable energy sector. We highly value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity and quality in all 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. 
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.