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Control Engineer, Lead in PT, Porto, Portugal

Would you like to grow your talent and career in one of the most creative and innovative companies in the renewal energy sector globally? Do you get excited about working with a high-quality team in an inspiring work environment? 

Design Centre Porto
Required Vestas Power Solutions is the cornerstone of Vestas. 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 wind power systems of the future.

Responsibilities

Your main responsibilities will cover:

  • Lead teams on feasibility studies of new wind turbine products aiming at optimizing power, loads, and noise performance through innovative use of sensors, controllers and actuators
  • Define the technical aspects of new control development for a specific product from feasibility state to fully verified product on committed scope, budget and schedule
  • Implementation of control algorithms in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Control performance data analysis in turbine/fleet level controller tuning and optimisation
  • Implementation of control algorithms in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Define verification campaigns on all levels, including software tests and field testing
  • Define risk management activities such as risk assessments and failure mode and effect analysis
  • Besides these areas you also possess a broad insight and understanding of the turbine components and load mitigation strategy

Qualifications

  • M.Sc. Control, Electrical or Mechanical engineering combined with minimum 5 years of relevant experience within wind turbine control and at least 1 of those years as Lead Engineer
  • Extensive knowledge within dynamic simulations of structural or mechanical systems
  • Matlab/Simulink experience
  • Hands-on experience with product or technology development
  • Control System Modelling, Controller Design, Controller Tuning & Controller Verification
  • Good knowledge of aerodynamics and aero-elasticity, as well as Power generation concepts
  • Experience on Software Development Life Cycle methodologies
  • Coding experience in MATLAB Scripting / C / C# / C++ / Python / Bash etc
  • Experience with Mathworks Auto Code generation toolchain (RTW, MATLAB coder, Simulink Coder etc)
  • Experience with software development tools e.g. Git (or similar Version Control Systems), Visure IRQA / IBM DOORS (or similar Requirements Definition and Management tools) etc.

Competencies

To be effective in the position we expect that:

  • You are creative, result oriented and have a solid sense of responsibility
  • You are a good Communicator
  • Analytical approach and ability to drill down and communicate complex issues in easy understandable terms and actions
  • Ability and encourage to take the leadership role
  • You have a high level of motivation and are able to motivate the existing while maintaining operation
  • You are customer oriented and have the ability to understand the business value chain seen from a service and customer perspective
  • You work freely but value collaboration and teamwork
  • You have good communication skills and are fluent in English (speaking and writing)
  • Last, but not least, you will be required to work within an international team

About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industrys global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 105 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 86 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. 

Together with our customers, Vestas more than 24,500 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright 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, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at <web address removed> and following us on our social media channels.

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