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Vestas Factory

Quality Assurance - Functional Safety 
PT, Porto | Professional | Contract 

Do you want to shape the future for green energy?  Do you want to be part of building Vestas new Design Centre?  Are you interested in making green energy safe to work with, by developing system for controlling and operating new wind turbine solutions? Then you might be the right candidate for the position as Functional Safety Engineer.

 

 

Power Solutions > Design Centre Porto > Control Engineering

Vestas Power Solutions is the cornerstone of Vestas. Through innovation, development and continuous product improvement we develop the products and technologies that reduce the cost of energy and bring the highest possible value to our customers and to Vestas. To put it short: Vestas Power Solutions develops the wind power systems of the future. Control Software is a part of Vestas Power Solutions and we are responsible for delivering application, framework and safety software solutions to all Vestas turbines. As R&D Engineer you will be a part this department and a key part of its success.

 

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate has a passion for making Automated machines safe to work with. You have great stakeholder management and interpersonal skills at both a technical and non-technical level. You have excellent problem-solving skills and possess the ability to manage conflicting priorities and multiple tasks.

You are a resilient team player who is goal-orientated and demonstrates a high level of commitment with the ability to work under minimal supervision. You are customer-orientated, whether responding to support queries or developing new functionalities.

Moreover, it is essential that you have strong analytical skills and are detail oriented, enabling you to deliver results. You are a Team player, able to successfully prioritize multiple tasks and timelines, to accurately meet deadlines.

You are culturally open-minded, a good communicator and able to establish relationships across geographical boundaries and cultures. You have excellent written and verbal English skills with people at all levels across the organisation.

 

Responsibilities

  • Be engaged in the early stage feasibility studies of new products working together with integration of other engineering disciplines like converter, electrical, hydraulic, mechanical etc.
  • Involvement in risk assessment and development of new safety compliance approaches
  • Define functional requirements definition of the turbine's control systems according to safety standards
  • Ensure that the Functional Safety solutions is in compliance with international standards
  • Be committed in writing and updating comprehensive technical documentation and maintaining safety software and hardware requirements
  • Support safety software team's during development lifecycle
  • Test and validate Functional Safety solutions on system level
  • Create end-user documentation and market documentation

 

Qualifications

  • Engineering degree related to Automation or Functional safety
  • Experience with electrical systems and/or mechanicals systems
  • Experience with working with Design, Construction or Troubleshooting on Automated machines
  • Experience making design according to international standards
  • Excellent in written and oral communication in English

 

It's an advantage to have:

  • Experience with Functional Safety standards (ISO 13849 or IEC 62061)
  • Experience with design according to Machine directive (EU Directive 2006/42/EEC)
  • Experience with integration between Electrical, Hydraulic and mechanical Systems and Software

 

Competencies

  • You are pro-active, problem-solving, results-oriented and have a strong sense of responsibility
  • You are able to meet your deadlines with the good quality output
  • You have a creative approach to new challenges
  • You succeed as part of a team and it comes naturally to you to collaborate and share knowledge
  • Last, but not least, you must be able to work within an international team

 

What we offer

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 92 GW of wind turbines in 79 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled close to 76 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 23,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

 

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 Control Engineering is informal but with clear direction. You will be part of a project-oriented organisation 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.

 

You will be part of an international organisation with opportunities to grow and develop in the job - professionally and personally

 

Additional information

Work location will be at the Vestas Power Solutions newly established hub in Porto, Portugal.

About 25 days of travel per year must be expected and probably more the first year.

 


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 97 GW of wind turbines in 79 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 83 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 24,400 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 www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.