Design & Development Engineer job at Chennai

  • Full Time
  • Chennai


Vestas is the world leader in wind technology and a driving force in the development of the wind power industry. Vestas’ core business comprises the development, manufacture, sale, marketing and maintenance of Wind Turbines. Come and join us at Vestas!


Aerodynamic & Mechanical > Tower Module > Tower Transport & Construction


In Vestas Power Solutions, in the Tower module, there’s a team of engineers committed to developing solutions for transport, construction and maintenance (TCM) of the towers.
The department seeks a highly qualified mechanical engineer responsible for contributing to the development of tools and processes for transportation by road, sea and rail from the factory to the site, construction on site and maintenance while in operation of the towers.
Would you like to work with a group of highly skilled and motivated engineers working as part of a truly global organization to define innovation to improve performance, reliability and cost of a wind turbine?


The Tower TCM team within the Tower module is responsible for designing the interfaces (i.e. the tools) between the towers of the wind turbine and trucks, trains and ships (transport), and cranes (construction). Also, any tool required for maintenance while in operation. Finally, it is also responsible to designing the processes that will use said tools. Our focus is to develop these tools and processes in order to make the transport, construction and maintenance of the wind turbine’s tower more efficient, reducing their cost, and always with safety of people and property in mind.


The Tower TCM team consists of 10+ highly skilled and motivated engineers located in Porto, Portugal and in Chennai, India and is looking to grow. The people in both sites work in close collaboration thus making it a global team. We value our team members to take ownership of their assignments and supervise them until completion. Our mentality is to share good and bad experiences with our colleagues, so everyone can learn from their individual achievements.



Interface with internal and external stakeholders to support project delivery within the agreed timelines and cost
Develop the tools’ concept in order to effectively and safely transport, construct and maintain the wind turbine’s towers
Design the tools (3D and 2D)
Assess the tools’ structural integrity in accordance with international standards either by methodical or finite element methods
Create HSE risk assessments
Create FMEA related to processes and tools
Create documentation related to design and for suppliers
Handle prototype testing of your designs in close collaboration with the field technicians

Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering (or similar)
Minimum 2 to 5 years of experience as a structural/mechanical design engineer in machinery or steel structures
Experience in 3D modelling and 2D drafting, e.g. using Creo
Experience in FEM, e.g. using ANSYS (Workbench)

Good knowledge of structural mechanics
Good knowledge of materials and their specification, especially steel
Good knowledge of manufacturing processes
Experience using Eurocode 3 is an added advantage
Experience with transport or construction operations is an added advantage
Experience in the wind industry is an added advantage
Good communication skills in English both verbal and written
Team-oriented person, able to communicate opinions and able to listen
Enthusiastic and engaged, willing to achieve goals
What We Offer
We offer an opportunity to be part of a efficient team in an exciting business. You will be part of a project-oriented organization with very proficient colleagues in an inspiring work environment. You will be offered an attractive compensation package based on your qualifications and the demands of this position. You will be part of an international organization with opportunities to grow and develop in the job, professionally and personally.


Additional Information
Your primary workplace will be in Chennai, India.
Please note: We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Please be advised to apply on or before 31st January 2023.

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