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Vestas Factory

Lead Engineer, Siting Solutions 
US, Portland | Professional | Full-Time | ID: 4892

Experience the force of wind

As a world leader in wind power and with wind turbine installations in 80 countries, Vestas looks to accelerate innovation through the development of our employee's skills and talents. Our goal is to reduce CO2 emissions and ensure a sustainable world for future generations.  Come join us.

Lead Engineer, Siting Solutions


Vestas American Wind Technology, Inc., Service US & Canada

Department Description

This position is responsible for developing customer specific technical and commercial solutions in support of Wind Power Systems business development within Vestas. This includes providing direct support on the determination, development, and presentation of solutions to Vestas customers up to, including and following the conclusion of sales agreements.


  • Collect project inputs and constraints, define project scope for Global Siting, and review and deliver results
  • Develop project specific siting technical solutions to maximize project value while managing risks, and also develop tools and collaborate on projects utilizing siting data to create value
  • Utilize knowledge of Vestas turbines and regional wind conditions to provide expertise and support to internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify market requirements and trends to drive product, tool, and process development, and also develop and manage relationships with customers and their consultants
  • Enable efficient interfaces between Sales, Technical Sales, Customers, Independent Engineers, and Central VPS Functions
  • Ensure knowledge sharing and collaboration across regional and Global Siting teams through coaching, mentoring, open and effective communication, and feedback
  • Other special projects or tasks, including general support of auctions, Co-development, Market Intelligence, etc


  • Requires bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably within Mechanical or Renewables Engineering, or a related certification in the mechanical/renewable/technical field and 3-5 years’ experience; or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Working experience within the wind energy industry highly desired
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in working with computers and common software applications. Knowledge and skill in working with industry specific software applications, including WAsP, WindPRO, WAsP Engineering highly desired
  • Experience using aero-elastic modeling packages for wind energy applications highly desired
  • Requires excellent analytical and methodical skills
  • Requires high level oral and written communication skills AND good customer service skills to work with customers, consultants and cross-functional teams


  • Ability to work in a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to travel based on customer needs and overall company objectives
  • Knowledge within the field of meteorology preferred
  • Working knowledge of sales & marketing business processes preferred

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; paid time off (PTO); 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 job is located in Portland, OR and may require up to 25% travel.

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 101 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.


Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 86 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 24,600 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 and following us on our social media channels:

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon