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Power System Engineer, Trainee

Requisition ID:  30154

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

Work experience:  Student / Trainee / Apprentice
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Engineering

Vestas Factory

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Power Solutions > Applications, Controls & Electrical > Electrical Models

You will be part of a key organization within Vestas by joining our Power System Integration area. In Power System Integration we span across being 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 our main 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, utilizing the department's core competencies within Power System, Control and Software Engineering. Electrical Models is a department within Power System Integration and focuses mainly on the design of the Electrical Simulation Models of Vestas' Wind Turbines and Power Plant Controllers. We value initiative, taking leadership, and being independent.

As a Power System Engineer, Trainee in Electrical Models you will be part of a global team and your main responsibilities and tasks will be: 

  • Ensure the highest possible performance and quality of electrical simulation models of our wind turbines and plant controllers, through development, testing, and validation 
  • Review and ensure engineering designs together with specialists in the team
  • Ensure that our electrical simulation models can be certified worldwide by working closely with your colleagues in Porto and Denmark with inputs from Vestas technical sales engineers and TSOs globally
  • Examine functionalities of power electronic converter systems and power plant controllers
  • Participate in cross-functional teams developing control functionalities for power systems mainly related to wind turbines and power plant controllers
  • Provide technical solutions to address specific challenges to integrate wind power plant into the grid without impacting stability and reliability
  • Engineering activities in optimizing the electrical simulation model development and validation processes
  • Perform power system simulations and transient analysis for specific questions observed in power networks with high penetration levels of renewable energy sources


  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, or similar
  • Basic knowledge in power system simulation tools (PSS/E, DigSilent PowerFactory, PSCAD)

It will be an added value that you have knowledge in: 

  • Power system time domain and frequency domain modelling and stability/transient analysis
  • Software and programming skills (C, C++, Python, Jira, SourceTree, Git, etc.) 
  • Power electronic converters applied to non-conventional power generation systems
  • Controller design across different applications in machine systems and power system dynamics


  • We see the ideal candidate having the following personality and competencies: 
  • Demonstrate your experience by making simple solutions for complex issues
  • Possess good communication skills and stakeholder management
  • Delivers results through both others and yourself
  • 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
  • Lead your surroundings in an innovative manner 
  • Possess English skills at a high level

What We Offer
We offer you a job in a true global and fast-moving organisation 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 good technical commitment in a very inspiring and exciting environment. You will be directly involved and guide the development of a core product and service, which is of outmost importance to our customers. We will offer you an attractive compensation and benefits package with a good work-life balance. 

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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.