Nacelle Rear Structure Engineer, Lead Nacelle Rear Structure Engineer, Lead

VESTAS (Porto, Portugal) Publicada há 12 dias

Nacelle Rear Structure Engineer, Lead  
PT, Porto | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID:  10371  

Do you want to shape the future for green energy? Do you want to be part of building Vestas new Design Centre? Then you might be the right candidate for the position as Nacelle Rear Structure Engineer, Lead.

Design Centre Porto

Part of the multi-disciplinary Design Centre Porto is the Nacelle Rear & CAD department that totals 16 engineers and holds currently three sub teams:

  • Nacelle Rear Structure (this position)
  • Nacelle Covers
  • CAD


Nacelle Rear Structure Engineer is responsible for the:

  • Design specifications/requirements
  • Design functionality, including functional HW/SW interfaces
  • Design performance and reliability including lifetime estimates of the design
  • Design verification (incl. FEA), validation and reports
  • Design risk associated to the design
  • Design safety
  • Product certification
  • Generation of solutions to design challenges
  • Delivery of project design work through gates, matching specifications for function, cost, quality and time
  • Robust, reliable, efficient design solution with highest performance at the lowest cost across the value chain


Minimum M. Sc. Within Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering or similar (7+ years of experience)


Required competencies/skills:

  • Good English
  • Soft skills
  • Team player
  • Passionate
  • Adaptable
  • Determined and proactive
  • Critical thinking, attention to detail
  • High degree of personal/project planning
  • Engineering change management
  • Accountability, with focus on the deliveries (time, cost, scope, quality)
  • Structural/Mechanical engineering and design
  • Structural analysis using FEA tools
  • Structural verification of bolt connections
  • Experience on steel structure material properties
  • Design norms and standards: Eurocodes, European standards, DNV standards
  • Knowledge about extreme and fatigue analysis
  • Knowledge in system interface design & stakeholder management
  • Knowledge about manufacturing methods
  • Knowledge of system engineering tools like DFMEA, HSE assessments documentation
  • Knowledge about Test & Verification: Understand set up of testing & test result analysis
  • Sourcing understanding
  • 3rd party certification
  • Engineering drawing: knowledge of international engineering design and drawing standards
  • Understanding a product life cycle/value chain

Good to have:

  • FE scripting
  • Topology optimization
  • Understanding of turbine loads
  • Technical understanding of a Wind Turbine Generator
  • Knowledge of Mechanical WTG system design
  • Knowledge of Wind Industry Standards

Software skills:

  • PDMLink & Creo View
  • Ansys Mechanical
  • Ansys Parametric Design Language (APDL)
  • Ansys Spaceclaim
  • Matlab
  • Mathcad
  • Python

What We Offer

We offer a job where you will be involved in the development of new products and product upgrades for Vestas towards a greener future.

Furthermore you'll encouraged on a daily basis to propose ideas that will make you to set your fingermark on improving product cost, efficiency of the Engineering work and processes.

You will for sure enjoy the spirit and the positive attitude of the multicultural team you are going to be part of.

About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 113 GW of wind turbines in 81 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 96 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 25.000 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 and following us on our social media channels.

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