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Siting Solutions Engineer - South Africa Sandton

Requisition ID:  21765
Location(s): 

Sandton, GT, ZA

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time

Vestas Factory

Siting Solutions Engineer - South Africa Sandton 
ZA, Sandton | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 21765 

Are you an educated Engineer experienced with working on wind projects? Are you motivated by finding optimal solutions? Do you thrive when liaising between stakeholders and supporting customers? If yes, then this role might be just for you. Join our Vestas team and excel your skills by working on exciting projects in an ever-growing work environment. 

 

    
Power Solutions > VPS Region MED > Siting Solutions

Siting Solutions Department is a Technical-Sales unit support function accountable for providing fully optimized wind power plant layouts and turbine configurations that satisfy both internal requirements (lifetime, warranty, loading, safety, contribution margin maximization), as well as external requirements (LCoE, finance-ability, customer preferences).
This position is responsible for developing project/customer Siting (Wind & Solar) solutions for South African projects. This includes providing direct support on the motivation, development, and presentation of solutions to Vestas customers up to, during and following the completion of Sales agreements.

 

Responsibilities 

  • Develop projects input and constraints – set up project scope, review and deliver results to relevant authorities/departments 
  • Avail knowledge of Vestas turbines and regional wind conditions to provide support and expertise to all stakeholders 
  • Examine market requirements and trends to promote product and projects development
  • Enable efficient interfaces between Sales, Technical Sales, Customers, Independent Engineers, and Central VPS Functions
  • Ensure knowledge sharing and collaborations across regional and Global Siting teams through coaching, mentoring, open and effective communication, also feedback sharing

 

Qualificatons 

  • Bachelors/Master’s degree in Physics, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Wind Power engineering (other degrees considered with experience)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience completing energy and suitability analysis for industrial-scale wind power plants - including experience in a sales support role
  • Knowledge of operational performance assessments of wind and solar power plants, using WAsP, WindPro, OpenWind, CFD or Mesoscale modelling for wind power applications and PVSyst or SolarGIS for solar power plants
  • Knowledge of IEC standards for wind turbine design and completion of power performance testing
  • Knowledge of the various customer/market segments within South Africa, the main business case drivers for each segment, and typical strategies used by the major players in the market

 

Competencies 

  • Demonstration of ability to solve problems efficiently and methodically
  • Ability to work in a time-sensitive setting and multi-task in a fast paced/deadline-oriented environment
  • Great oral and written communication skills also organizational skills, ability to maintain confidentiality, solid communication skills and prior experience interacting with different internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in completing financial analysis of proposed wind power and ancillary systems, also experience in supporting commercial negotiations
  • Proffesional presentation skills with ability and belief to present to business unit management 

 

What we offer 
We offer an exciting opportunity for professional and personal development in a innovative, motivated, international work environment in the renewable energy sector. We highly value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. Our employees are our most valuable asset. Apart from an attractive salary and benefits, we invest in your development. 

 

Additional information

Please note: We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Please be advised to apply on or before  25th of May 2022. 


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.

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