Specialist, Generator

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Vestas Technology & Operations > Aerodynamic & Mechanical > Generator

Research & Development (R&D) is responsible for developing, verifying, and industrializing wind turbines and related products. It is here that we lay Vestas' technical- and technological foundation for staying the global leader in sustainable energy solutions by continuously reducing the Levelized Cost of Energy. Through innovation, development, and continuous product improvement, we develop the products and technologies that reduce the cost of energy and bring the highest possible value to our customers and to Vestas. To put it short: Vestas Power Solutions develops the sustainable energy solutions of the future. The Generator submodule consists of approx. 23 skilled employees, situated at our main locations in Denmark, Germany, and Portugal. The department is accountable for the Generator submodule, converting the mechanical energy from the wind turbine rotor and drivetrain into raw electrical power. The team is characterized by Vestas values: Accountability, Collaboration, Simplicity and Passion which form the backbone for our culture of striving for world class. In the Generator submodule we build our design on a long tradition of both in-house and externally supplied generator products of both induction & synchronous types. We focus on providing solutions with predictable performance, reliability, and cost to the market - faster than our competitors. Our own generator manufacturing capabilities is here the golden nugget. We have an immediate opening for a Generator specialist, responsible for delivering advance technology- and new product developments within the Generator submodule. Activities hereunder involves all facets of product development, from early feasibility studies and preparation of concepts to detailed product design and verification. Many activities hereunder are run through external suppliers and networks around the globe, and this aspect requires a candidate who possesses good communication- and stakeholder management skills, and not least - a distinct ability to deliver technical projects forward.


Your responsibilities will development of advance technology-, new submodule- and component developments following Vestas's project frameworks, processes, and stage/gate models. You will work with advanced engineering tools and in teams with project managers, technical experts, and members of the value chain. You will provide technical project leadership throughout all stages of the projects.

Main activities under this responsibility will include:

  • Define technical scope and break it down into work packages.
  • Align deliverables and deadlines with relevant stakeholders.
  • Plan work package execution in JIRA together with development team.
  • Balance trade-offs in generator design against targets on performance, quality, and cost.
  • Prepare- and deliver peer reviews and technical reviews.
  • Quality assurance of technical solutions.
  • Identify and mitigate technical risks and issues within the agreed project scope.
  • Manage stakeholders and interfacing systems/components.

  • M. Sc./B. Sc. in e.g. Mechanical-, Electromechanical engineering
  • 5-7 years of proven experience in product development (desirable within drive technology).
  • Experienced in handling complex problems in global project organizations.
  • Good English language skills (speaking and writing) are required.
  • Knowledge of six-sigma/system engineering tools, e.g., requirement management and DFMEA
  • Work experience within global matrix organizations or within wind industry is a valuable asset.
  • Knowledge of product cost basis, planning, and value chain processes.

  • A good technical understanding
  • You are enthusiastic, resilient, result oriented, and have a good sense of responsibility.
  • You can plan and delegate own work and assist, guide and motivate members of the team.
  • You have deep understanding of stakeholder management.
  • You acknowledge the importance of business processes, incl. engineering change management.

What we offer

You will be a front figure within sustainable energy solutions, and you will get the chance to make an impact on the green agenda with innovative solutions. In a fast-growing organization, you will find yourself in an exciting and sometimes unpredictable job with motivated and skilled colleagues. We have a diverse mix of experience and skills, working close together to make Vestas' vision a reality. You will experience a 'people first' attitude with a lot of empowerment and responsibilities. In short, join Vestas and you will find yourself working in a spirit of worldwide collaboration while enjoying the knowledge that you are making a positive difference for the future.

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.


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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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