Lead Engineer, Mechanics & Structures

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Power Solutions & Vestas Quality > Innovation & Concepts > Next WTG Solutions

In the Next WTG Solutions department innovative ideas are transformed into concepts that build the foundation for Vestas to remain the industry leader. We base our working environment on a high degree of freedom to explore new concepts and willingness to take high technical risk, because failures are one of the sources for groundbreaking innovations.
We are a team of diverse people with different competencies, educational backgrounds, and personal traits - we are very open-minded and encourage a go do approach. The overall purpose of our team is to pave the way for the near future wind energy expansion worldwide. A key to success is reliable and robust mechanical design which can create certainty for our customers. Lead Engineer will be responsible for identifying the most important areas to improve and drive innovative solutions including mechanical design, structural calculations, and validation. The work area primarily implies nacelle systems such as bearings, machine frames, bearing housings, bolt connections, and gears but it can also be other parts of the turbine steel/casted components.
We are looking for candidates for Lead Engineer position located in Aarhus (DK).


  • Simulation and strength verification of complex mechanical structures
  • Programming in Phyton and Matlab
  • Identifying and analyzing failure modes of mechanical structures
  • Design of mechanical system
  • Valuation of mechanical designs
  • Technical feasibility studies and concept benchmarking
  • Development of concept demonstrators, specification of test procedures and evaluation of test results


  • Master’s degree in engineering
  • At least 3 years of experience with wind turbine mechanical design.
  • Broad physical and technical understanding
  • Experience with ANSYS workbench, APDL/Classic
  • Very good programming skills in Phyton and Matlab
  • Preferably experience with wind turbine mechanical nacelle systems such as bearings, machine frames, bearing housings, bolt connections, and gears


  • Skilled networker, appreciate working with many stakeholders in a global organization
  • Focused on details and able to keep a holistic view of your work simultaneously
  • Experienced with high-paced, cross-functional and cross-cultural teams
  • Worked with research, innovation, and traditional engineering
  • Great at collaborating and have a positive mindset
  • Have the customer in focus, a can-do-attitude, thrive in a team and have a global mindset
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and fast learning

What we offer

  • An opportunity to learn and adapt groundbreaking new solutions by practically applying new technologies
  • Insight into a broad breadth of Vestas technologies and the value chain across entire product offering
  • An environment where we challenge the existing
  • An environment with creative, fast paced, entrepreneurial spirit
  • Attractive benefits package is included

Additional information

Work location: Aarhus, Denmark.
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 19.04.2024.


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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 173 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.
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