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Vestas Factory

Assistant Lead Control Engineer 
PT, Porto | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 16304 

Are you interested in working in an International Environment? Then keep reading, this could be the next step on your career.


Power Solutions > Product Solutions & Integration > LaC Technologies
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.


Together with your colleagues you will be responsible for:

  • Development and tuning of control algorithms
  • Implementation of control algorithms in MATLAB/SimulinkControl performance data analysis in turbine/fleet level controller tuning and optimisation
  • Define the technical aspects of control development for a specific product from feasibility state to fully verified product
  • Feasibility studies of new wind turbine products aiming at optimizing power, loads, and noise performance through innovative use of sensors, controllers and actuators
  • Verification on all levels, including software tests and field testing
  • Risk management activities such as risk assessments and failure mode and effect


  • MSc. or PhD. within Control Engineering or similar
  • Experience within wind energy engineering or similar field
  • Experience in Control System Modelling, Controller Design, Controller Tuning & Controller Verification
  • Knowledge of dynamic mechanical or hydraulic systems
  • Experience with MATLAB/Simulink
  • Understanding how a project is run from a technical point of view
  • Knowledge of aerodynamics and aero-elasticity, as well as Power generation concepts
  • Coding experience in MATLAB Scripting / C / C# / C++ / Python / Bash etc
  • Experience with Mathworks Auto Code generation toolchain (RTW, MATLAB coder, Simulink Coder etc)
  • Experience with software development tools e.g. Git (or similar Version Control Systems), Visure IRQA / IBM DOORS (or similar Requirements Definition and Management tools) etc


  • You are enthusiastic, result-oriented, and have a good sense of responsibility
  • You are able to meet your deadlines with the right quality
  • You have a creative approach to new opportunities
  • You achieve goals as part of a team and it comes naturally to you to collaborate and share knowledge
  • You have good communication skills and are fluent in English (speaking and writing)
  • Last, but not least, you will be required to work within an international team


What We Offer
We offer an opportunity to be part of an established team in an exciting business with a very comprehensive product range. The working environment in Loads & Control is informal but with clear direction. You will be part of a project-oriented organization with very qualified colleagues in an inspiring work environment. You will be offered an attractive compensation package based on your qualifications and the demands of this position.


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