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Vestas Factory

WTSR Authorising Engineer (Japan)-電気安全性エンジニア 
JP, Tokyo | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 18783 

Do you have an established electrical safety/engineering background? Are you able to work autonomously and do you thrive in a stimulating and growing environment? Are you enthusiastic about safety?

This is a chance for you to get involved in the first commercial scale offshore wind farm project, Akita Noshiro, in Japan.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled individual who ideally has hands on experience of working on Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) and can create safety documents.

The Authorizing Engineer (AE) will write, review and approve safety documents, knows as Approved Written Procedures (AWP) under the Vestas offshore Safe System of Work (SSoW) i.e. Wind Turbine Safety Rules (WTSR). The AE will ensure all AWPs are clear, unambiguous, with points of isolation and safety precautions in the correct order to ensure 'Safety from the System'.

Moreover, the AE will review and approve Method Statements, Work Instructions and Risk Assessments. It will also be the responsibility of the AE to ensure that the requirements of the High Voltage (HV) Safety Rules are satisfied when writing cross boundary work documents.


Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Global QSE > SBU NCE



  • Ensure compliance to Vestas QSE Management system.
  • Authorized under Vestas WTSR as an Authorizing Engineer, you will support the Control of Hazardous Energy/electrical safety programes for the wind farms in scope in Japan.
  • Electrical and mechanical operations.
  • Creating, reviewing and approving Approved Written Procedures in line with company's rules, support procedures, management instructions and site/regional requirements.
  • Review and approval of service procedures (Method Statements, Work Instructions, SIIs, SIFs - SII & SIF are Vestas's terminologies) and Risk Assessments.
  • Verification of Points of Isolations (100% check on a WTG - either themself or in coordination with an appointed site technician), and Safety Precautions to achieve "Safety from the System".
  • Writing and reviewing bespoke procedures in collaboration with the technical documentation department.
  • On site WTG technical and WTSR support.
  • Reviewing specialist tools for the region as required by the company procedures.
  • Conducting on site WTSR training/induction as per the site/regional requirements.
  • Liaising with relevant personnel on WTSR documents related issues.
  • Assisting the implementation of new procedures/processes.
  • Input to monthly customer report, as required by the site management.
  • Support to the regional service/construction management.
  • Responsible for the safe operation of the Vestas offshore' electrical installations in Japan.
  • Administration responsibility and competence in their field of work.
  • Development and review of processes, risk assessments and instructions for electrical installation and maintenance work.
  • Participating in internal and external auditing connected with the Vestas offshore wind farms in Japan.
  • Supporting wind farms in the creation and implementation of Vestas SSoW.
  • Participating in customer meetings where required by the management.
  • Supporting QSE department with regards to the electrical safety and associated incident investigations.
  • Reporting to the direct line management, and closely work together with them and other QSE professionals.
  • Participate in subject matter expert workgroups, internal and external in the industry, and share / gain knowledge.
  • Responsible for communicating SSoW notifications to relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance of QSE systems and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory legislation for Health and Safety.
  • Provide ad-hoc SSoW related support and assistance to the direct line management.



  • University degree in the field of electrical engineering (or electro-mechanical) or similar subject is desirable.
  • Qualification as an electrical/technical engineer in the field of electro-mechanical engineering.
  • Previous experience within the energy sector, e.g. with a distribution system operator, an OEM or a wind farm developer in a similar role is desirable.
  • Profound know-how of the relevant Japanese norms and guidelines is desirable.
  • Profound operational experiences in the field of installation, servicing, and maintenance of the electrical systems.
  • For example relevant previous wind industry technical & operational experience working with Vestas WTGs.
  • Good knowledge of low voltage, high voltage, and relevant policy knowledge in electrical networks.
  • Knowledge of operations management systems.
  • Good awareness for occupational safety.
  • Ability and fitness to visit offshore sites as well as working at height.
  • A structured, systematic approach to problem solving.



  • Relevant previous Wind industry technical & operational experience.
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of Japanese/European electrical regulations and standards.
  • Ability to deliver training in the classroom or at the workplace.
  • Confident Microsoft Office user.
  • Interpersonal skills and a development oriented mind-set.
  • A structured, systematic approach to problem solving.
  • Open mind detailed and motivated vision.
  • Able to make professional decisions.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Ability to remain focused.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to ask open questions.
  • A team-oriented person with the ability to lead or inspire.
  • Structured, well-organized person with good prioritization skills.
  • Tough and firm at the same time respectful and friendly.
  • Dedicated, committed, enthusiastic and motivated.
  • Understanding of the support function in a global company.
  • Feels comfortable handling multiple activities at the same time.
  • Attention to detail and great oral and written communication skills.
  • Exhibits respectful and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and other channels.
  • Robust and positive personality with the ability to interact with colleagues at different levels.
  • Ability to work cross functionally.
  • A team-oriented person, who can influence and supervise others in a positive manner
  • English language: at least business-level fluency (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Japanese language: at least business-level fluency (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Possess a valid driving license in Japan
  • Willingness to travel to other sites when required


What We Offer

Vestas provides an open, respectful and global culture, attractive compensation package and long-term career development. Choose us, choose a solid future! We put the emphasis on developing both personal and professional skills. In return, we expect you to go the extra mile to achieve results.

  • Great colleagues that support each other and work together
  • Solid opportunities for professional and personal development
  • A broad interface with many stakeholders
  • The opportunity to create the best supplier collaboration
  • The opportunity to make your mark on our service sales strategy
  • A position where you can contribute to a greener and sustainable future


Additional information

Primary work location: Akita or Noshiro Service Site, JP. 5 days a week

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 the 6st September, 2021.

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.