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Vestas Factory

Model Engineer, Trainee 
PT, Porto | Student / Trainee / Apprentice | Full-Time 
| ID: 4159 

Are you ready for new and exciting challenges as an electrical modelling / power system engineer, joining a highly specialized and dedicated engineering team developing products and control solutions for integration of wind power plants in the power grid. As a Model Engineer in our team you will be responsible for

  • Design and implementation of various electrical simulation models of our wind turbines and plant controllers
  • Analyze functionality of power electronic converter systems and power plant controllers
  • Ensure performance and quality of simulation models through testing and validation

If you are motivated by the challenges above, are able to handle multiple task effectively and have a positive attitude, then you might be the right candidate for the opportunity to join our team of highly skilled engineers. You will be part of a key organization within Vestas R&D by joining our Electrical BoP and Hybrid area. In Electrical BoP and Hybrid we span across being in very close interaction with the market as well as being involved in various innovation activities with external collaborators while focusing on product development as our main objective. The core outputs within Electrical BoP and Hybrid are the design of the electrical infrastructure of Vestas renewable power plants, the Vestas Power Plant Controller and electrical simulation models of wind turbines, power plant controller and renewable power plants, utilizing the department's core competencies within Power System, Control and Software Engineering. Plant Electrical Engineering is a department within Electrical BoP and Hybrid and focuses mainly on the design of the electrical simulation models and power plant electrical infrastructure.


As a Model Engineer in Plant Electrical Engineering, you will be a part of the Model and Analysis team and report to the Team Leader of Plant Electrical Engineering. Your main responsibilities and tasks will be: 

  • Ensure performance and quality of electrical simulation models of our wind turbines and plant controllers, through development, testing and validation
  • Review and ensure engineering designs together with specialists in the team
  • Ensure that our electrical simulation models can be certified worldwide by working closely with your colleagues in Denmark and with inputs from Vestas technical sales engineers and TSOs globally
  • Analyze functionality of power electronic converter systems and power plant controllers
  • Participate in cross functional teams developing power system related functionalities of wind turbines and power plant controllers
  • Provide technical solutions to address specific challenges to integrate wind power plant into the grid without impacting stability and reliability
  • Engineering activities in optimizing the electrical simulation model development and validation processes


  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems Engineering or similar
  • Experience with power system engineering
  • Knowledge of  different power system simulation tools (PSS/E, DigSilent PowerFactory, PSCAD, MATLAB / Simulink)

It will be an advantage that you have knowledge in:

  • Power system time domain and frequency domain modelling and stability analysis
  • Electromagnetic and electromechanical transients of power system devices following abnormal events
  • Software and programming skills (C, C++, Python, Jira, SourceTree, Git, etc.)
  • Power electronic converters applied to non-conventional power generation systems
  • Controller design across different applications in machine drive systems and power system dynamics


We see the ideal candidate possessing the following personality and competencies:  

  • Demonstrate your experience by making simple solutions for complex issues
  • Good communication skills and stakeholder management
  • Enjoy to deliver results through both others and yourself
  • A strong networker and able to build, develop and maintain relationships in a global environment
  • Team player and able to work well in a multi-cultural environment
  • Process oriented and have a structured way to work
  • Lead your surroundings in a proactive manner
  • Possess English skills at a high level

What we offer:

We offer you a job in a true global and fast-moving organisation with excellent opportunities for cross disciplinary and personal development, where emphasis is placed on the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will benefit from working at a high professional level and with a strong technical commitment in a very inspiring environment. You will be directly involved and drive the development of a core product and service, which is of outmost importance to our customers. We will offer you a competitive compensation and benefits package with a good work-life balance.

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.

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at and following us on our social media channels.