Lead Engineer - Powertrain Verification

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Dortmund, Germany

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16 days ago

Is designing and verification close to your heart and do you want to take the technical lead in our Powertrain verification area?
If that sounds like you then let us hear from you!

Product Solutions & Integration > Aerodynamic & Mechanical > NVH & Verification

Vestas Power Solutions (VPS) is where new product ideas or technologies are matured, developed, tested, and improved. To put it short, VPS is the cornerstone of Vestas, and we are shaping the future of modern energy.

You will be a part of NVH & Verification, which is a department within Vestas Power Solutions. The Power Solutions team in Porto and Chennai build and add capacity and capability to the global engineering organization. Working together with the other Power Solutions team in Denmark, Germany and UK, Chennai and Porto Engineering Centers focus on the research and development and engineering support spanning all of Vestas' product portfolio. With a broad engineering capability spanning all engineering disciplines, such as electrical, mechanical, controls, software, data analytics, these centers strengthen the global R&D setup, within a creative and progressive environment.

As Lead Engineer - Powertrain Verification your key responsibilities and tasks will be:

  • Development of testing methods for Powertrain Systems. Activities will involve all facets of development of testing methods, specifications and processes centered on project
  • Delivery of work packages and technical solutions to the entire Powertrain system area
  • Ensure powertrain system and its components meet our expectations with regards to design requirements
  • Collaboration with external partners such as research institutes and suppliers
  • Planning, implementing, evaluating, and reporting your developments as input to the design and verification activities of our wind turbine product platforms; within On- and Offshore projects
  • Prepare project deliverables for technical reviews. Support in defining set-ups and procedures for physical testing on test benches and turbines
  • Continuously update the methods based on test rig, field measurements, and new developments together with internal and external partners

Your qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in drive technology (gears, bearings etc) and development of failure modes-based testing methodologies (functional testing, integration, reliability, etc) of mechanical and electrical rotating machinery
  • Experience with stakeholder management at different organisational levels
  • Experience in technical project management


  • You are an initiator with a positive, focused, and creative mindset
  • You can thrive and make a difference in changing environment
  • You have a process improvement mindset and experience
  • You have a structured and organized way of working
  • You can establish relationships across functions and organisational levels
  • You can handle multiple priorities in a cross-functional environment
  • You are an effective communicator in English and German

What we offer
We offer an exciting job with great opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring and diverse work environment within the energy industry's global partner on sustainable energy solutions. At Vestas, we aim at being sustainable in all aspects – both as employer and business partner. You will become part of a highly professional environment with a broad interface, significant technical commitment, and lots of enthusiasm. You will make a real impact on Vestas’ ability to launch future products. Vestas is growing and developing, and we want you to grow with us.

Additional information
Your work location will be our office in Dortmund, Germany.
Up to 25 travel days per year.
Please be advised to apply on or before 7/4/2023.
We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

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.