Environmental Engineer

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Power Solutions & Vestas Quality > Quality Improvements and Processes > Product Verification & Lifecycle Mgmt.


Vestas Power Solutions is where new products, ideas or technologies are matured, developed, verified, and improved. To put it short, Vestas Power Solutions (VPS) is the cornerstone of Vestas. We are shaping the future of modern energy. For us to achieve our global & pioneering sustainability goals, we are building a team that will collaborate with our skilled designers to ensure we deliver the most sustainable products throughout their lifetime. From defining the targets to detailed analysis and solution finding, you will be an important part of our journey to carbon-neutral and zero-waste turbines.


Responsibilities

We are looking for an environmental engineer to be the main point of contact for the module ownership teams to enable them to achieve their sustainability targets. You will have the opportunity to define, implement and promote sustainability initiatives throughout the entire turbine value chain.

  • Monitor and review the module sustainability targets.

  • Support and prioritise module sustainability initiatives.

  • Collaboration with module ownership teams, including procurement, design, service etc.

  • Facilitate the implementation of Eco-Design and Circular Design within the Vestas product execution processes.

  • Conduct module training on Eco-Design and Circular Design.

  • Modules support environmental assessments.

  • Oversee the development of tools that will assist the modules with sustainability performance monitoring and improvements.


Qualifications

The role requires you to have a good understanding of how engineering design can impact the sustainability of a product. To be able to take this theory and turn it into reality with our design engineers.

  • Relevant master's degree in environmental studies, engineering or similar, for instance, with sustainability experience.

  • 2–5 years of work experience within sustainability & life cycle assessment of the full value chain.

  • Holistic and encompassing knowledge of sustainability and environmental issues.

  • Knowledge of Eco-Design, Circular Design and their application.

  • Good project management skills, with an understanding of the stage-gate product development process.

  • Knowledge of wind turbine products, materials, and value chains would be beneficial.

  • Some experience in the creation of training materials/courses.


Competencies

We are looking for someone who can improve existing design processes and models by bringing in new sustainable concepts through the use of environmental engineering data & trade-offs. You should be able to both support the module ownership teams in this journey and also ensure the achievement of our goals.

  • You can identify yourselves with the Vestas Values: Passion, Accountability, Collaboration and Simplicity.

  • Good stakeholder management skills and ability to handle stakeholders at all levels of the business.

  • Collaboration-focused and open-minded listener. Many very creative people are delivering the projects; make sure to utilise their talent.

  • Data-driven and investigative mindset.

  • Be forward-looking, be able to grasp a broad range of concepts and convince people of their value.

  • Ability to handle change and take a pragmatic approach to potential issues.

  • Solid communicator and fluent in English.


What We Offer

We provide a chance to work in a diverse and motivating environment where we highly appreciate innovative ideas, efficiency, adaptability, and achieving tangible outcomes. As a team member, you will be part of a diverse and skilled group, embracing different cultures and values. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to be part of a company at the forefront of sustainable energy solutions, which offers a thrilling and fulfilling experience.

In VPS sustainability, you'll be able to directly influence the sustainability of our new product range by working on the innovation of sustainable technologies. In return for your hard work and commitment, you will be offered an attractive compensation and benefits package with a great work-life balance.


Additional Information


The primary work location will be Aarhus, Denmark. To be considered for this role, you will need to apply online before March 6, 2024. We will review applications on an ongoing basis. We can withdraw from the job and reserve the right to do so at any time, including before the advertised closing date. For more information, please contact Charles Dawkes, Senior Specialist, at +45 4160 7410.


About Vestas


Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field.
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future.
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity.
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.