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Materials Engineer

Requisition ID:  23960

Newport, IOW, GB

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time


Vestas Factory

Materials Engineer 
GB,  | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 23960 

Do you have a materials science, mechanical, chemical engineering or relevant background with knowledge/experience in specifying and qualifying materials and you are seeking your next position that offers growth and development? Are you quality focused and do you have the interest in aiming for the best results? We are offering an exciting opportunity that allows you to have the chance to work with a wide range of stakeholders and materials, guiding and creating the most reliable, sustainable, and cost-effective materials solutions for Vestas. We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our highly skilled team. If you are on the look-out for your next opportunity and feel you have the relevant skillset and knowledge, this could be the opportunity for you!


Power Solutions > Aerodynamic & Mechanical > Blades Module > Blades Materials
The Blade Materials team under Vestas Technology, Blades Module is looking for a number of experienced materials engineers involved in the development of wind turbine blades. The knowledge in this multi-cultural team ranges from: carbon and glass fiber, electrical components, foam core, coatings, precured components, adhesives, resins and metallic components through various manufacturing technologies. This team of highly motivated engineers work to create the most cost-effective and sustainable material solutions for the demands of the wind turbine industry. Joining this team offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to shape the wind turbine blades of the future.



  • Understanding and specifying material requirements to meet design, manufacturing, and commercial needs
  • Development of innovative materials solutions, internally and with suppliers, to improve blade performance, reliability, sustainability, and cost
  • Qualification and approval of materials systems for blade projects
  • Material characterization and analysis of test and validation data, including running trials in production environment
  • Representing technology in Material Sourcing Teams
  • Taking responsibility and ownership within his/her area for current and future technologies/strategy



  • Engineering (Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical or Materials) or Chemistry degree (BSc, BEng, MSc, Meng, PhD)
  • Experience in delivering into projects and task planning
  • Experience in identifying material requirements, material specifications, test methods and characterization techniques
  • Commercial experience, especially working with stakeholders from wide background and external suppliers is an advantage
  • Knowledge of composite materials and their manufacturing technologies
  • Knowledge of wind turbine blade manufacturing technologies is desirable
  • Lab experience is desirable
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma, Green Belt trained desirabl
  • We have a number of positions available in this team so our expectation is that you would be an experienced engineer with knowledge of at least one of these areas: carbon and glass fiber, electrical components, foam core, coatings, precured components, adhesives, resins and metallic components



  • You are a pro-active team-oriented person who transmits energy and enthusiasm 
  • You are self-motivated and focused, able to coordinate your work well and directing forward success
  • You demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for sustainability and wind industry
  • You hold a collaborative mindset
  • You are confident and hold communication skills at all levels
  • You hold a problem-solving mentality, and are result and quality focus
  • Accountable and responsible for your work


What we offer
We offer an exciting position, a attractive salary & package with great opportunities for personal and professional development for acquiring new knowledge and developing your skills. This role is offering flexibility in a way that allows you to develop your skills and knowledge working on a range of materials. You will work in an inspiring environment with a strong technical commitment at the global leader in sustainable energy solutions. 


Additional information
Primary location: Newport, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom 

This position requires approximately 5-25 travel days per year. 
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, however please note we do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Please be advised to apply on or before 10th June 2022 

You can apply online by clicking on the “Apply Online” button at the top or bottom of this page.

About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 113 GW of wind turbines in 81 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 96 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. 

Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 25.000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright 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, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.