Development Engineer for Mechatronic Systems

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Porto, Portugal

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27 days ago

Power Solutions > Aerodynamic & Mechanical > Pitch Actuation
We are seeking a motivated and skilled Development Engineer to join our team and support the design and development of hydraulic systems for the pitch system in our wind turbines. The ideal candidate should possess a good understanding of hydraulic system design principles and practical experience in applying these principles to real-world engineering problems. The candidate will work closely with the whole R&D team to design, develop, test and debug hydraulic pitch systems.


  • Design and development of hydraulic systems for pitch systems in wind turbines based on requirements and technical specifications
  • Assist in the development of detailed engineering designs, models, and drawings using CAD software
  • Conduct dynamic analysis and simulation of hydraulics using MATLAB/Simulink or Python.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including R&D, manufacturing, and service to ensure advanced product development and launch
  • Participate in prototype testing and analysis to evaluate product performance and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Provide technical support to service teams and assist with troubleshooting and problem-solving


  • Master or Bachelor's degree in Mechanical/Control Engineering or a related field
  • 1-3 years of experience in the design and development of hydraulic systems, preferably for wind turbine pitch systems
  • Good Business and Value chain understanding
  • Knowledge of system engineering tools like DFMEA, HSE assessments, requirement specifications, etc
  • Have a solid understanding of mechanical systems


  • Proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Experience with CAD tools such as Creo
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to work efficiently and as part of a team

What we offer
We offer an exciting job with great opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring environment at the energy industry's global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We value quality, initiative, responsibility, and creativity in all solutions. You will become part of a highly professional environment with a significant technical commitment. Join us and you will find yourself working in a spirit of worldwide collaboration while enjoying the knowledge that you are making a positive difference.

Additional information
We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible, as we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. To apply for this opportunity please submit your resume in English.

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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