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Vestas Factory

Specialist, Technical Bid 
US, Portland | Specialist | Full-Time | ID: 17860
 

Working for Vestas, you are part of the global leader in the high-tech world of wind energy and you have international opportunities in a growing industry committed to preserving our planet for future generations.

 

VPS Region AME / Technical Sales AME / Technical Sales Support

This position is responsible for developing new customer-specific technical and commercial solutions in support of Wind Power Systems business development within Vestas-American Wind Technology Inc. This role is to ensure that the most technically current solutions based upon global and regional business strategies are delivered to Vestas customers, up to, including, and following the conclusion of sales agreements. The TSS organization reports up through global Product Management and it acts as a key link between regional sales activities and global research and development.

 

Responsibilities

  • Maintain up to date knowledge on new technical developments of the wind turbine product designs, installation, operation, and maintenance, both within and beyond the applicant’s area of technical specialty
  • Consult, train and present to internal and external customers on turbine siting, performance, and turbine technical issues (including electrical, SCADA, controls, blades, towers, and drive train)
  • Collaborate with local and global Vestas Product Management teams to investigate complex issues to resolve customer questions and concerns
  • Consult as the technical subject matter expert with the development, negotiation, and review of the technical aspect in sales contracts.
  • May handle 1-2 global key accounts depending on growth and experience within the role
  • Coordinate 1-2 large sales accounts, in addition to several smaller to mid-size sales accounts
  • Organize 1-2 product development initiatives with the global product strategy team
  • Train new team members on Vestas technology, and account/contract management

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical, or aerospace engineering – including interdisciplinary technical and commercial experience
  • Master’s degree in Technical field preferred
  • 2-5 years of functional/operational experience within the commercial engineering area, including exposure to commercial and legal contracts
  • Ability to work with internal and external international teams to carry out business strategies. Professional understanding of turbine technical principles and turbine siting procedures
  • Professional management and communication skills to ensure understanding of expectations, performance goals, and progress in a global business
  • Ability to build highly effective customer relationships to ensure effective negotiations, resolution of disputes, and promote professional customer relations
  • Ability to travel up to 15 – 25%

 

Competencies

  • Regular & reliable attendance
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and data management software (SAP preferred)
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to interact frequently with others in a professional, courteous manner

 

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) policy; 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

This position has about 20 – 25% expected travel

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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 +136 GW of wind turbines in 84 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and +117 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and tap into wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 29,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon