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Power System Engineer

Requisition ID:  36024

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

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

Vestas Factory

If you are enthusiastic about Power Systems this opportunity might be for you. We are working on some of the world's most exciting projects within Wind and Hybrid Power Plants and willing to make the world a better place! 


Power Solutions > Applications, Controls & Electrical > Power Plant Integration & Analysis

You will be part of a key area within Vestas Power Solutions by joining our Power System Integration department. In Power System Integration we focus on product development as our main goal to secure grid compliance of Vestas power plants. We are a global organization in very close interaction with the market and that is involved in various innovation and technology activities with our external partners.

The core products within Power System Integration include the electrical infrastructure design of Vestas power plants; the development of Vestas power plant controllers; electrical simulation models; design of advanced products and solutions for grid integration of Vestas plants. We build on the department's core competencies within Power Systems, Controls, and Software Engineering.

Power Plant Integration and Analysis is a team within Power System Integration that is dedicated to product design and plant solutions to support Vestas' grid compliance, leveraging on our grid analysis capabilities to tackle emerging grid phenomena and other grid integration challenges. We aim at delivering differentiated value-added grid integration plant products and solutions.

We value initiative, taking leadership, and being motivated.



As a Power System Engineer in Power Plant Integration and Analysis, you will be part of a global team that deals with a variety of modern power system phenomena and grid integration tasks. You will be engaged to support Vestas in maintaining its position as an established name in grid integration. Your main responsibilities and tasks will include:

  • Enhance advanced power plant solutions (e.g. grid forming; weak grid; HVDC connected) to enhance Vestas' grid support capabilities in face of emerging grid challenges
  • Conduct a variety of power system simulation analyses, from steady-state to dynamic simulations, in order to optimize the electrical performance and costs of Vestas' products
  • Improve power plant design and optimize the electrical performance in regard to grid integration capabilities 
  • Participate in cross-functional teams, involving several engineering disciplines, developing power systems' control functionalities in electricity networks with high penetration levels of renewables
  • Engage globally with Vestas' key external stakeholders, such as customers or transmission system operators, to develop value-added grid integration solutions that meet their needs



  • BSc, MSc, or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, or similar
  • Good knowledge of electrical plant integration into the grid and understanding computational methods and steady-state, RMS, and EMT-type models of all major electrical power system components and their control equipment comprising not only inverter-based generation but also synchronous generators, HVDC technologies, protection systems, etc.
  • Solid knowledge of power systems simulation tools like PSCAD, PSS/E, and DigSilent PowerFactory is  an added value

Ideally you:

  • Have a bulk power system understanding and can relate to the challenges of operating a renewable-based power system
  • Understand complex power system phenomena constraining the operation of modern power systems (e.g. harmonics, weak grids, sub-synchronous resonances)
  • Have controller knowledge and the ability to tune controllers for a variety of power system applications 
  • Are familiar with managing large power system dynamic models, conducting contingency and short-circuit analysis, and performing protection coordination studies
  • Programming and scripting skills will be an added value (Python, Fortran, DPL, C)



  • Experienced in making simple solutions out of complex problems
  • Delivers quality results through yourself
  • Performs in a complex and creative rich business environment
  • Plays well in a multicultural team environment
  • Leads your surrounding in a collaborative and motivated manner
  • Have a structured and organized way of working 
  • Connects with Vestas’ values of simplicity, collaboration, accountability, and passion
  • Possess English skills at a high level


What We Offer

We offer you a job opportunity in a truly global and fast-moving organization with excellent 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 environment. You will be directly involved and promote the development of a core product and service, which is of outmost importance to our customers and the future of our planet. We will offer you an attractive compensation and benefits package with a good work-life balance.


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.