Technical Writer

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Porto, Portugal

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12 days ago

Are you enthusiastic about technical documentation and do you want to contribute to the green transition by producing end-user documentation for our service technicians? If you can say yes to these questions, then I have an opening in my team as a Technical Writer.

Power Solutions > Quality Improvements and Processes > Service Documentation

Service Documentation is a department where we produce technical end-user documentation for the value chain of Service. We support our design projects with technical documentation such as safety documentation, scheduled service documentation and repair & replacement instructions. We are a mix of technically and linguistically founded professionals and we are looking for YOU to support us with the extended project scope.


Your main responsibility areas will be:

  • Create consistent DITA-compliant content
  • Ensure that content is ready for localization
  • Create target audience specific information based on end-user analysis
  • Support alignment, validation and review process for documentation together with relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure full alignment with existing style guide and any other task relevant guidelines
  • Ensure alignment with Vestas-specific terminology and the STE100 standard
  • Define and maintain Vestas taxonomy and metadata


The following qualifications stated are not thorough:

  • At least 1 year documented experience with similar tasks. References required
  • Have a high proficiency level in English, both spoken and written language
  • Good communication skills
  • Interviewing and listening skills
  • Work in a structured way and pay attention to details
  • Take ownership of deliverables

The following qualifications are an added value:

  • Experience with working in a content management system and writing Simplified Technical English and topic-based/minimalistic writing
  • Experience with writing DITA compliant content
  • Knowledge of Windchill and Arbortext
  • Onshore and offshore wind industry products


  • It will be required that you are a good planner, and also at the same time can initiate, deliver and complete different work assignments in an independently and self-driven manner
  • Tackling the many different work assignments, you need to have a pro-active behavior
  • To achieve results, you can work in a team or as an individual, hence requiring high collaboration, communication & stakeholder management skills. Besides these competencies you also possess a natural ability to focus on quality and detail
  • Finally, you are fluent in English (technical English) - in writing and speaking

What we offer

We offer an opportunity to join a great team with highly skilled and motivated colleagues in an international working environment. You will be part of an organization in an inspiring work environment with opportunities to grow and develop in the job. We offer the possibility to work with unique products in a unique company. You will become part of a team, where team-spirit and having fun are key values.

Additional information

Primary work location is in Porto, Portugal. You should expect approximately 20 travel days a year.

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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