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Assistant Lead Engineer - Cooling & Conditioning

Requisition ID:  21036

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time


Vestas Factory

Assistant Lead Engineer - Cooling & Conditioning 
PT, Porto | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 21036 

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Power Solutions > Aerodynamic & Mechanical > Cooling & Conditioning

Vestas Power Solutions is the cornerstone of Vestas. Through innovation, development and continuous product improvement we develop the products and technologies that reduce the cost of energy and bring the highest possible value to our customers and to Vestas. To put it short: Vestas Power Solutions develops the wind power systems of the future. The Nacelle Cooling & Conditioning is a part of the Vestas Power Solutions and we have sites in both Denmark, Porto and Chennai. The department is responsible for the design and certification of the cooling units of the wind turbine including the integrity of its supporting structure.



In Cooling and Conditioning you will be accountable and responsible for generating creative solutions to design opportunities, in order to fulfill the product and technology road maps. You are accountable for the quality of own design work by providing robust, committed and efficient design solutions with highest performance and lowest cost. It is essential to work closely with your team, suppliers and the value chain in order to deliver effectively on projects. Your tasks can vary from complex development of new systems and concepts to implementation of improvements of existing products.

You will be working in project teams supporting delivery on time with the right quality, knowledge sharing and ensuring a pipeline of new technologies. You will be supporting our system leads ensuring that we take the right decisions in our design.

An Assistant Lead Engineer is accountable for understanding, clarifying and documenting:

  • Execution of projects from early concept study to production startup
  • Design specifications/requirements from high level product specification down to component level
  • Design and specify Liquid Cooling, Air Cooling and Fire Suppression Systems related components
  • Define co-development with suppliers specifying design requirements
  • Review and Sign-off on design solutions and documentation
  • Support in the formulation of technology project proposals relevant for functional area
  • Define interfaces to the other systems
  • Design functionality with value chain perspective
  • Design performance and reliability including lifetime estimates of the design based on data
  • Design verification and validation protocols
  • Design risk associated to the design
  • Design safety
  • Deploy solutions into specific turbine developments


Leadership responsibilities include:

  • Support strategic work and department development: both technical and behavioral
  • Support implementation of business initiatives
  • Understand the business and do what attends to Vestas best across the value chain
  •  Act as role model and it's natural for you to share knowledge, lead, guide and advise your colleagues



Solid theoretical knowledge in design of cooling systems:

  • 4-6 years of experience e.g. within wind industry
  • A good understanding of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics
  • Experience in conditioning units, fans, filters, cooler elements and cooling modules
  • Knowledge about Fire Suppression Systems
  • Knowledge about data collection and analysis
  • Experience with Systems Engineering
  • Experience with project management, e.g. within Prince 2,
  • Experience in wind turbine design and 3rd party certification Competencies
  • Comfortable with taking decisions and being responsible for following up on it
  • Good communication skills at all levels of the organization
  • Structured and process oriented in the daily work
  • Motivated but also a good team member that can lead and delegate tasks and present their opinions
  • High degree of personal planning and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability for, and interest in stakeholder management including coordination, planning and reporting
  • Experience with component design and verification of the design
  • Understands value chain development in collaboration e.g. sourcing, quality, manufacturing, transport, service and construction
  • Knowledge of system engineering tools like DFMEA, requirement specifications etc. You should be able to identify yourself with our values: Simplicity, Collaboration, Accountability, Passion
  • Innovative mindset
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Envision and live the Vestas brand


What we offer

We offer an exciting job with great opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring environment at a well-known wind turbine manufacturer. We value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will become part of a highly professional environment with a skilled technical commitment. You will face a exciting workday where you will coordinate various projects.


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.

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 organisation.

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