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Sensor Engineer, Assistant Lead

Requisition ID:  25659

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time

Vestas Factory

Do you enjoy developing software and seeing your skills influence both existing and next-generation wind turbines? Have a direct impact on the global renewable electricity generation? See how your ideas can have a positive influence on the transition to renewables? Then we would like to hear from you!


Power Solutions > Applications, Controls & Electrical > Sensor & Electronics

You can be part of a team responsible for creating models based on smart sensing technologies, essential to operate modern wind turbines and enable the technological leap forward the next generation of both onshore and offshore wind turbines.



As a sensor engineer, you will be responsible for the design, implementation, and verification of smart sensing algorithms of a wind turbine. You will use simulations as well as field data (from thousands of Vestas turbines operating all over the world) to develop models and concepts for the current and next generation of wind turbines.

The primary responsibilities and tasks include:

  • Design, implement and verify smart sensing algorithms for wind turbines using new or existing sensor technologies
  • Use signal processing tools, sensor fusion, and machine learning techniques to extract and infer relevant data
  • Have the technical ownership of the features across projects and actively work with relevant stakeholders
  • Engage in new feature development and be engaged in the early-stage feasibility studies of new products working together with other engineering teams
  • Contribute to the technology road map and innovation (patents)
  • Make improvements to existing software based on the feedback from the field (turbines in operation) and customer requirements
  • Develop well designed and testable code
  • Be committed in writing and updating comprehensive technical documentation and maintaining software functionality
  • Be an efficient contributor to the continuous improvement of our processes and tools



  • Masters or Bachelor of Engineering. For example in the following or similar disciplines: Mechanical, Mechatronics, Control, Signal processing, or Electrical
  • Good understanding of mathematics and physics
  • Knowledge of modeling and control
  • Knowledge of digital signal processing
  • Knowledge within data analysis, simulations, and testing
  • 2+ years of working experience, for example in the wind or software related

It's an added value to have:

  • Experience with innovation (product development, patents, scientific papers)
  • Advanced experience with MATLAB / Simulink (data science, signal processing)
  • Experience with GIT, JIRA, and other Atlassian tools
  • Knowledge of sensors and sensor hardware



  • You are a highly independent and an autonomous learner
  • You have good communication skills both to internal team and with external stakeholders
  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing)
  • You are open-minded and innovative, and you have a creative approach to new opportunities
  • You are creative, problem-solving, results-oriented, and have a significant sense of responsibility
  • Be able to technically coordinate projects
  • You achieve goals as part of a team, and it comes naturally to you to collaborate and share knowledge
  • You can work within an international team/environment and interact daily with multiple regions of the globe


What We Offer

Opportunity to make a difference in the renewable energy transition and sustainability of our planet

Observe in the field the cause-effect of your work

Opportunity to learn

Have a voice in the technical roadmap and contribute to innovation

Involvement in the full cycle of sensor software from development, delivery into turbines, and monitoring of performance in the fleet


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. 
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