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Vestas Factory

Loads and Control Engineer Trainee 
PT, Porto | Student / Trainee / Apprentice | Full-Time 
| ID: 16098 

Do you want to play a key role in enabling continuous delivery in one of the biggest global partners on sustainable energy solutions in the world?


Power Solutions > Product Solutions & Integration > LaC Eventus Products

As a part of Vestas Power Solutions, the Control department is responsible for developing future control solutions ensuring optimal performance of our products under all conditions. The responsibility spans from strategic development of new turbine control technologies to delivering a control solution for a specific product ensuring an optimal cost of energy. The department consists of highly skilled, multinational, and skilled engineers and assumes full accountability of all aspects of the control solution delivered to the products.



Together with your colleagues you will be responsible for:

  • Feasibility studies of new wind turbine products aiming at optimizing power, loads, and noise performance through innovative use of sensors, controllers and actuators
  • Perform product level design studies within loads, including blade design iterations, tower iterations, wind turbine aeroelastic stability, etc;
  • Implementation of control algorithms in MATLAB/Simulink/Stateflow
  • Development and validation of wind turbine aeroelastic models;
  • Verification on all levels, including software tests and field testing
  • Development of code/scripts and improvement of processes to ensure a lean and efficient execution.



You must have:

  • MSc. degree in Control/Mechanical/Aerospace/Aeronautics Engineering or similar
  • University experience in Machine Dynamics, or structural design, or aeroelastic modelling, or aerodynamics
  • University experience in Control theory
  • University experience in programming (Matlab, Simulink, Python, other scripting languages might be suitable as well)


You may have:

  • Experience in control development, verification and Tuning
  • Knowledge in Adaptative, Optimal, and Robust Control
  • University experience within wind turbine design industry
  • Knowledge of basic wind turbine control strategies
  • Knowledge of aerodynamics and aero-elasticity
  • Experience with MATLAB embedded coder



To be fruitful in the position we expect that:

  • You are innovative , 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 a world-class 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 competent colleagues in an inspiring work environment. You will be offered an attractive compensation package based on your qualifications and the demands of this position.

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