Product Cost (Lead) Engineer

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Chennai, India

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29 days ago

Vestas is the world leader in wind technology and a driving force in the development of the wind power industry. Vestas’ core business comprises the development, manufacture, sale, marketing, and maintenance of Wind Turbines. Come and join us at Vestas!

Applications, Controls & Electrical > Control Hardware > Control HW Technical Management

The Control Hardware Technical Management consist of a group of highly skilled and experienced functional leads who work across Projects and Technologies. The department is part of the Control Hardware organization which are delivering the turbine Hardware infrastructure including Electronics, Cables, Sensors, Panels and Power supplies. We have a high focus on continuous improvements and seeks to optimize the way we work. The department has a mix of Technology development and Project execution.


  • Create and overview of module product cost insights and baselines in collaboration with Finance costing

  • Facilitate Value creation / cost out idea campaigns, should cost analysis and etc, across departments and Value chain

  • An always up-to-date overview of cost-out idea pipeline maintained in database

  • An up-to-date overview of historical cost-out achievements from ideas list

  • Engage with Product Design Owners to understand schedule of turbine variant release and cost vs configuration impact evaluation

  • Engage with Category Management Teams to identify list of ideas and receive commitment to procure prioritized ideas

  • Engage with People managers, Tech Leads and Project managers to ensure execution

  • Engage with design teams/ functional leaders on maturing the ideas (technical feasibility

  • Engage with project technical leads to transfer cost-out items to become implementation project scope


  • Bachelor's / Master's in Electrical / Similar engineering

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience, including product cost engineering

  • An advantage if able to navigate in tools like SAP

  • Used to work according to internal procedures for product development

  • Experience in stakeholder management spanning full value chain

  • Solid language skills (verbal and written) in English are required


  • You are enthusiastic, positive, enthusiastic and extrovert with a profound drive and "can-do" attitude

  • You are proactive, result-oriented and have a good sense of responsibility

  • You communicate clearly, consistently, in English

  • You have an advanced commercial/business understanding

  • Adept at leading activities across borders, with teams in different time zones and cultural surroundings

  • You are a great networker and can easily build relationships

  • Open-minded and attracted by an international and high pace environment

  • Ability to take ownership and effectively engage in continuous improvements within the department

What We Offer

We offer an opportunity to be part of a great team in an exciting business with very proven products, supporting Vestas' overall mission. The working environment in Control HW is informal but with clear direction. You will be part of an effective matrix organization split between line management, technical leadership and project execution.Come join us and you will be part of an international organization with opportunities to grow and develop in the job - both professionally and personally.
Work base can be either Aarhus, Denmark or Chennai, India.

Additional Information

Your primary workplace will be Vestas India, Chennai / DK, Aarhus N, Hedeage.
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 31st May 2022.

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.
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