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Vestas Factory

Project Manager, Construction 
US, Portland | Management | Full-Time | ID: 15556

At Vestas, we live our company values of Accountability, Collaboration, Simplicity, and Passion. In a dynamic and evolving industry, we change quickly to meet the needs of our customers. Our passion is to preserve the environment through sustainable energy solutions. If this aligns with your values and passion, we want to hear from you! 

Sales / SBU AME / Project Management 
Responsible for overall leadership, management, and commercial achievement of wind turbine projects. Oversee all project execution activities from time contracts are secured to full operation of the project site and handover to service. Work closely with sales during contract negotiations prior to closing contracts, and logistics, engineering, construction site management, and other support functions during project execution. This position is overall accountable for meeting project targets.



  • Initiate, plan, carry out, control, and close all activities associated with project execution
  • Directs HSE effort and serve as an ambassador for an injury and incident-free safety culture at the project site
  • Identify all scope elements and is accountable for their timely delivery; identify opportunities for accelerating critical milestones
  • Responsible for project execution within budget; identify and exploit opportunities for cost savings
  • Serve as the first point of contact to the customer and is responsible for a relationship based on trust and co-operation, thus increasing customer loyalty
  • Effectively coordinate a multi-disciplinary project team
  • Represent Vestas' values and advocate for high standards in performance and integrity
  • Coach, mentor, and develop project team members
  • Supervise contractors and vendors
  • Negotiates with customers
  • Negotiates internal priorities with different support function departments



  • Preference for a Bachelor’s degree in civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering or related field
  • Minimum 5 years wind industry or utility experience
  • Preference for a PMP certification
  • Experience as an estimator in EPC or BOP scope is a preference
  • Established familiarity with power generation language and key terminology
  • Proven performance in directing high performing teams and achieving results through others by coaching, mentoring and target setting
  • Proven ability to set and manage large budgets and resources
  • Professional commercial insight and understanding of financial impacts of decisions with respect to project budgets
  • Ability to build effective customer relationships and effectively negotiate with customers to resolve disputes and promote win-win solutions
  • Experience in working effectively with workgroups across a global organization
  • Effective change and conflict management. Proven decision-making skills with balanced risk-taking
  • Function effectively in environments of rapid change and conflicting demands and is capable of multi-tasking
  • Professional English communications skills (verbal, active listening, written, meeting management, presentation)
  • Professional PC computer skills (MS Office) mandatory, MS Office – Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Primavera Project Management preferred. SAP knowledge highly



  • English communications skills (verbal, active listening, written, meeting management, presentation)
  • Regular and reliable attendance
  • Valid driver’s license, passport, and ability to travel as needed to meet business goals
  • Ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time, climb stairs, hearing ability to use close-range radios, visual acuity including depth perception, field of vision and the ability to distinguish between colors, ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as needed, as well as hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • Ability to climb ladders to heights of 60 to 100 meters


What we offer 
As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a competitive salary, and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry.  Among the many amenities, we offer: healthcare; dental; vision; flex time off (FTO); generous 401(k) plan; tuition assistance; and much more.
It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law.  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department.

Additional Information 
This position is located in Portland, Oregon, and requires 25% - 50% travel within North America. 

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About Vestas                                                               

Vestas is proud to be the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and we have installed more wind power than anyone else.


Vestas strives to be the most inclusive workplace in the sustainable energy industry and ensure equal opportunities for everyone regardless of the social identity. We are stronger as a company not despite our differences, but because of them, both professionally and personally. Beyond a diverse workforce, we want to ensure that all of our employees are included and actively contributing to Vestas’ success and innovation. Only then can we become the global leader in sustainable energy solutions and ensure sustainability in everything we do.


At Vestas, we offer global opportunities for people with growth mindsets and the desire to make a shared and positive impact. We work in the true spirit of our corporate values: accountability, simplicity, collaboration, and passion. We expect everyone to live up to these in their day-to-day work – no matter what you do and where you are in the organization.


Learn more about Vestas at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon