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Power System Engineer, Trainee

Requisition ID:  22182

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

Work experience:  Student / Trainee / Apprentice
Type of position:  Full-Time


Vestas Factory

Power System Engineer, Trainee 
PT, Porto | Student / Trainee / Apprentice | Full-Time 
| ID: 22182 

Are you ready for new and exciting opportunities as a power system / electrical modeling engineer? If you are motivated, are able to handle multiple tasks effectively, and have a positive attitude, then you might be the right candidate for the opportunity.


Power Solutions > Applications, Controls & Electrical > Electrical Models
You will be part of a key organization within Vestas by joining our Power System Integration area. In Power System Integration 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 goal. The core outputs within Power System Integration 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. Electrical Models is a department within Power System Integration and focuses mainly on the design of the Electrical Simulation Models of Vestas' Wind Turbines and Power Plant Controllers. We value initiative, taking leadership, and being motivated.


As a Power System Engineer in Electrical Models, you will be part of a global team and your main responsibilities and tasks will be: 

  • Ensure the highest possible 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 Porto and Denmark with inputs from Vestas technical sales engineers and TSOs globally
  • Examine functionalities of power electronic converter systems and power plant controllers
  • Participate in cross-functional teams developing control functionalities for power systems mainly related to wind turbines and power plant controllers
  • Provide technical solutions to address specific questions 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
  • Perform power system simulations and transient analysis for specific opportunities observed in power networks with high penetration levels of renewable energy sources



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

It will be an added value that you have knowledge in: 

  • Power system time domain and frequency domain modeling and stability/transient analysis
  • 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 
  • Working with teams under agile and scrum methodologies


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

  • Demonstrate your experience by making simple solutions for complex issues
  • Possess good communication skills and stakeholder management
  • Delivers results through both others and yourself
  • Be a good networker and able to build, develop and maintain relationships in a global environment
  • Play well in a team environment and be able to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Be process-oriented and have a structured way to work
  • Coordinate your surroundings in an enthusiastic manner 
  • Possess English skills at a high level


What We Offer
We offer you a job in a true global and fast-moving organization with great opportunities for cross-disciplinary and personal development, where the 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 good technical commitment in a very inspiring environment. You will be directly involved and guide the development of a core product and service, which is of outmost importance to our customers. 
We will offer you an attractive compensation and benefits package with a good work-life balance.


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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