Specialist Structural Engineer

Contribute to structural design at Vestas in Denmark, Porto, and Chennai. Develop innovative solutions, support departmental growth, and drive business initiatives as a Specialist Structural Engineer.

Grande Porto, Portugal  UTC+01:00   On-site   Full Time   10000+   30 days 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

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.

The Nacelle Cooler Top Sub-module (Department) is a part of the Vestas Power Solutions and the Nacelle Module, and we have sites in Denmark, Porto, and Chennai. The Module is responsible for the design and integrity of Vestas Next Generation Nacelles, and the Cooler Top sub-module is responsible for the development of liquid cooler panel systems and supporting structures.


In the Cooler Top submodule, you will join a team responsible for the design of cooler top structure. You will be the front-runner in the generation and development of creative solutions to meet design opportunities and fulfill the product and technology roadmap. Your main activities will include:

  • Understanding and specifying structural requirements to meet design and commercial needs
  • Build models and complete analysis according to specifications
  • Post-process and analysis of data with the team
  • Systematize findings and communicate to relevant stakeholders
  • Develop and improve methods, tools and processes
  • Development of innovative structural solutions to improve the CT performance, reliability and cost leadership responsibilities include:
    • Support strategic work and department development: both technical and behavioral
    • Support implementation of business initiatives
    • Understand the business and do what serves Vestas best across the values chain
    • Act as a role model and share knowledge, guide and advise teammates


  • Structural background: Mechanical, Civil or Aeronautics degree (MSc, PhD)
  • Preferably between 8 and 10 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of steel structures, composite material and its specifications, including theoretical concepts
  • Experience working as a structural designer is relevant
  • Experience with FEM, especially Ansys Workbench and APDL
  • Experience working with most relevant structural codes: Eurocodes, DNV, ASCE
  • Experience delivering to projects - Way to Market
  • Experience in industrialization processes – ECM
  • Experience with component design and verification of the design - understand value chain development in collaboration e.g. sourcing, quality, manufacturing, transport, service and construction
  • CAD experience, especially CREO competencies
  • Programming experience in APDL scripting Python and/or Matlab is desirable


  • Comfortable making decisions and being responsible for following up
  • Good communication skills at all levels of the organization
  • Structured and oriented in daily work
  • Creative but also a qualified team member who can coordinate and delegate tasks and discuss
  • A high degree of personal planning to meet deadlines
  • Aptitude for and interest in stakeholder management including coordination, planning and reporting
  • Knowledge system engineering tool: requirement specification, DFMEA, Agile, etc.
  • Great focus on detail and quality delivery
  • Motivated, friendly and enthusiastic team member

What we offer

We offer an exciting role with great opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring environment at a global wind turbine manufacturer. We value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will become part of a highly professional environment with a skilled technical commitment. You will face an exciting workday where you will coordinate various projects.

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 the role

May 24, 2024

Full Time


Nov 23, 2024


Grande Porto, Portugal

8-10 years


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