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Vestas Factory

Mechanical, Lead Engineer 
PT, Porto | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 21160 

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Power Solutions > Aerodynamic & Mechanical > Powertrain Transport & Const Tools
Powertrain Transport, Construction & Maintenance team is a part of the Power Solutions business unit in the Vestas R&D organization. The department is accountable for delivering process and tool solutions for handling the powertrain module, sub-modules, and architectural components during the transport, construction, and maintenance phases of the product, as well as delivering process and tool solutions applicable to inbound transportation of components to the powertrain assembly. And all of this is done for both the onshore and offshore businesses.



  • Develop transport, construction, and maintenance tool concepts and processes for new Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) powertrain components in collaboration with other WTG designers and value chain stakeholders
  • Design validation plan and execution
  • Ensure that market requirements and best practices are included in WTG design
  • Guide new product development to ensure WTG design enables cost-optimized transport, construction, and maintenance solutions and ensure full value chain perspective in new products
  • Optimize transport, construction, and maintenance solutions for the powertrain in terms of cost reduction and quality improvements
  • Collection of improvement suggestions and best practices from a broad range of global stakeholders



  • 7-10 years of experience within production, supply chain, transport, installation, maintenance tools, handling of wind turbines or other large components in other industries
  • B.Sc. or M. Sc. within Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering or similar (+7 years relevant engineering experience)
  • Experience with conducting feasibility studies on mechanical components/tools



  • Good skills in English, both written and verbal
  • Good understanding of Design for Manufacturing/Assembly/Service concepts
  • Knowledge of steel/aluminum materials properties and their specifications
  • Experience working as structural/mechanical designer, especially using Eurocode 3
  • Experience in analytical and FEM/FEA, using ANSYS (Workbench)
  • Experience in 3D modeling and 2D drawings, using Creo Parametric
  • Experience with PTC Windchill
  • You have a good understanding of risk assessment tools (DFMEA, PFMEA, process mapping, etc.)
  • Knowledge about testing set-ups, design validation plans, and associated documentation
  • Tool certification
  • Sourcing understanding
  • Focus on the project scope and be able to understand the impact a scope change will have on the project
  • Accountable and focus on delivering on time
  • Good understanding about ECM (Engineering Change Management) and its impacts across the value chain
  • A high degree of personal planning
  • Team-oriented person
  • Focused/Go-getter


What We Offer
We offer you a challenging and exciting job with great professional and personal development opportunities in an inspiring, international work environment at a well-known manufacturer of wind turbines.


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