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Plant Control Cyber Security Engineer, Lead

Requisition ID:  28828

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

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


Vestas Factory

Professional | Full-Time

Are you interested in joining a global and diverse company? Do you want to be part of a company that is bringing sustainable energy solutions to power a solid future to the world? Join us!


Power Solutions > Applications, Controls & Electrical > Power System Integration Module

You will be part of a key organization within Vestas by joining our Power System Integration module. In Power System Integration we are in very close interaction with the market as well as being involved in various innovation activities with external collaborators, while focusing on product development as a target goal.

The core outputs within Power System Integration are the design of the electrical infrastructure of Vestas renewable power plants, the Vestas Power Plant Controller and electrical simulation models of wind turbines, power plant controller and renewable power plants. We achieve this through the department's core competencies within Power Systems, Control and Software Engineering.

PPC Applications is a department within the Power System Integration and focuses mainly on the development of software that interfaces for management, commissioning of the Power Plant Controller core, testing tools, tech support for certification and sign-off for integration and performance, among other.

In PPC Applications we value initiative, taking leadership and being focused.



As a Cyber Security Engineer in PPC Applications, you will support the team working on our products, ensuring that we evolve in our CS maturity level and acting as an anchor point to all CS related matters

Your main focus will be:

  • Implementing, handling, monitoring, and upgrading security measures for the protection of PPC code
  • Implement best practices
  • Increase our organization CS maturity level
  • Interface with other modules in the CS field (e.g. with SCADA, PPC controls, etc.)
  • Participating in change management processes



  • MsC in computer science/ Informatics or equivalent experience
  • At least 4 years of experience in the field of Cyber Security
  • Solid experience in secure software development processes
  • Cyber Security in SCADA or industrial software it will be good to have
  • Solid attention to detail with an investigative mind and great problem-solving skills
  • Good awareness of cyber security trends
  • Experience with Python/Bash/PowerShell or other scripting languages/tools



  • Demonstrate your experience by making simple solutions for complex issues
  • Possess good communication skills and stakeholder management
  • Delivers results through both others and you
  • Be a efficient networker and able to build, develop and maintain relationships in a global environment
  • Play well in a team environment and be able to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Be process oriented and have a structured way to work
  • Guide your surroundings in a innovative manner
  • Possess English skills at a high level


What We Offer

You will be working with innovative technology that is constantly transforming companies including Vestas, testing the limits, and influencing people and processes. You will be a part of a highly committed and enthusiastic team motivated equally by creating business value and by developing innovative technical solutions. 

We offer a place where we promote your desire for constant learning opportunities. We offer an informal and agile workplace with a high level of freedom in defining the way forward. We look for team members to take on responsibility and ownership of tasks and deadlines and our achievements collaboratively.

In this position you will be able to contribute with your experience to strengthen our products cyber security level within the department and across the organization. Join Vestas and you will cultivate your career in an inspiring environment at an established wind turbine manufacturer with an ongoing engagement to sustainability.


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. 
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.