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Plant Control Engineer

Requisition ID:  18470

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time


Vestas Factory

Plant Control Engineer 
PT, Porto | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 18470 

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Power Solutions > Applications, Controls & Electrical > PPC Controls

PPC Controls is a part of Vestas Power Solutions. In PPC Controls, We are bridging the needs and requirements from the Transmission Systems with the capabilities of our Hybrid Power Plants by developing advanced Power Plant Controls. You will be responsible designing grid connection solutions according to emergent grid code requirements and the ancillary services market. The solutions will mainly be implemented in the Vestas Power Plant Controller. The team consist of 14 employees with high diversity in skillset, seniority and ethnicity. We live the Vestas values: Accountability, Collaboration, Simplicity and Passion, which form the backbone for our culture of striving for world class. The team is a Global team with Engineers in Denmark and Portugal. We collaborate very close with our department in Chennai and our value chain in order to deliver effectively on projects.



Among others you will be working with these tasks:

  • Designing new control features to ensure that the electrical performance of Vestas Wind Power Plants is on par or above traditional power plants (Grid code compliance)
  • Creating and reviewing requirement specifications and design descriptions
  • Design and implementation of control solutions for Hybrid Power Plant control by model based design using matlab/simulink
  • Verification of plant level electrical performance by use of Hardware In the Loop test environment and site testing
  • Testing the performance in simulation tools like Simulink and PSCAD as well as in the lab and on a wind power plant
  • Writing and reviewing of requirement specifications, design descriptions, verification procedures and reports



  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in engineering probably within the controls, software or electrical area
  • Minimum of 3 years' professional experience
  • Good cultural understanding and international working experience
  • You have the desire and the ability to understand and maintain overview of a wide range of advanced technical domains
  • Good communication skills in English

Experience with the following qualifications would be desirable:

  • Experience with real time control systems and software development
  • Experience with test and verification of control applications in lab and on-site
  • Working with product and software development
  • Skilled in project execution in a matrix organisation



  • Approach situations in a pragmatically manner
  • Good communication skills and stakeholder management
  • Enjoy delivering results through both others and yourself
  • A solid networker and able to build, develop and maintain relationships in a global environment
  • Collaborator and able to work well in a multi-cultural environment
  • Process oriented and have a structured way to work


What We Offer

We offer a exciting workplace with great professional and personal development opportunities in an inspiring, international work environment within the energy industry's global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We value initiative, responsibility, involvement and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will benefit from working at a high professional level and with a solid technical commitment in a very inspiring environment. You will be directly involved and develop core products and services, which are of utmost importance to our customers. Furthermore, you will get the chance to explore your leadership skills in an international setting. Please apply until February 24th.

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