Specialist, Platform (Performance Engineering)

Analyze wind turbine performance data, collaborate with teams, propose technical solutions, and support upgrades. Requires engineering degree and 5-10 years wind industry experience. Portland, OR or remote location.

Portland, OR, United States  UTC-08:00   Hybrid   Full Time   10000+   2 months ago

About Vestas

Company Overview

Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Aarhus, Denmark


Business Model

Renewable Energy - Wind Turbine Manufacturing and Services

Designs, manufactures, installs, and services wind turbines

Product sales and service agreements

Locations & Geography

Worldwide operations across continents including North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America

Company Culture

Committed to sustainable energy solutions and market leadership in renewable energy

Innovative, sustainability-focused, with emphasis on continuous improvement

Offers various career programs, internships, and training opportunities

Activities & Projects

Engaged in multiple wind energy projects worldwide, with a strong focus on both onshore and offshore turbines

Development of the V164 model, one of the most powerful turbines

Targets carbon neutrality by 2030 and zero-waste turbines by 2040

Career Opportunities

Wide range of roles in engineering, project management, and operations

Comprehensive benefits including health insurance, professional development programs, and flexible work arrangements

Contact Information

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Careers at Vestas

The Platform Specialist supports the overall health of the Vestas fleet by collecting, analyzing, benchmarking, and presenting detailed performance data including Lost Production Factor (LPF), Availability, Direct Cost, and technical contributors for their focus Platform. Supports and collaborates with external customers, field services, quality, construction, and other technical functions and commercial teams. Collaboratively creates effective mechanisms for disseminating actionable technical solutions and upgrade opportunities to sites. Works closely with Technical Support to validate effective solutions to common problems affecting the fleet. Supports the business case creation and validation for component, system, and turbine software upgrades. Is a Platform interface with Vestas Power Solutions (VPS). As needed, interacts with customers on technical issues in support of their sites.

Location: Preferred location is Portland, OR but will also consider candidates located remotely.


  • Ability to understand, interpret and articulate complex technical issues and how changes made to Vestas and non-Vestas product may impact the turbine performance, behavior and capability
  • Make performance improvement recommendations and obtain approval for, and implement changes to existing documentation, work instructions, technical customer communications and testing methods
  • Provide detailed and data driven input based on observations, experience and feedback that influence the upgrade product roadmaps. Make recommendations regarding changes to improve all facets of turbine systems, design and documentation
  • Evaluate wind turbine operation data including performance metrics, wind data, fault logs, complex system issues, etc. by use of statistical analysis methods to benchmark and improve wind turbine performance Analyses to include root-cause determination, technical resolution, and implementation. Make recommendations and customer presentations regarding the same
  • Serve as a contact for Operations Engineering with VPS on turbine performance, issue resolution and technology. Interpret and disseminate turbine technical information for VAME. Make significant input to plans, proposals and technical documents. Provide recommendations to Vestas Power Solutions
  • Provide structured training as necessary to ensure their developed tools, knowledge and skills are available and utilized by relevant stakeholders
  • Write, review, and present technical reports, presentations, and customer communications to internal, external, local, and global stakeholders
  • Occasionally support customers and third parties in the WTG sales process as well as occasional sales calls if detailed platform technical expertise is required
  • Uphold, adhere to, and promote safe practices
  • Travel domestically and internationally up to 20%


  • B.S. in Engineering from an accredited university
  • 5-10 years of experience in the wind industry required


  • Comprehensive technical understanding of WTG mechanical and electrical systems, root cause analysis, reliability engineering, fault analysis, turbine availability, performance, and efficiency improvements
  • High proficiency in critical analysis and problem resolution; equipped to handle voluminous data, conduct statistical inquiries, and establish well-founded, reproducible answers to convoluted questions
  • Skilled in conveying information in English, with an emphasis on clear verbal, written, and presentation aptitudes. Achieves work results through thoughtful planning and productive actions
  • Commitment to customer service, quality, and continuous improvement in processes and knowledge sharing
  • Flexibility, collaborative spirit, unity in action, and creative problem-solving

What we offer

We offer an exciting position with great development opportunities in an inspiring environment at the world's number one wind turbine producer. We value initiative, responsibility, and accuracy. You will become part of an international environment with a commitment to sustainability and safety and you will work among colleagues that take care of each other.

  • Great benefits coverage that includes dental and vision
  • Generous Paid Time Off policies
  • 401(k) plan
  • Tuition assistance
  • Highly developed Training Program
  • Global bonus program

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.

Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims 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, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field.

With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is 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, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity.

To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at 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.

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About the role

Apr 02, 2024

Full Time


Sep 29, 2024


Portland, OR, United States

5-10 years


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