Lead Engineer – Tower Product Development job at Chennai, TN, IN


Aerodynamic & Mechanical > Tower Module > Towers Technical Management

Tower Module in Vestas Power Solutions is developing and maintaining the complete Vestas tower program. The tasks range from structural engineering over requirement management, design risk assessment, highly specialized FEM calculations, test planning and project execution and creation of certification documentation.
Tower Technical Management is a cross functional department in the Tower Module. The department is accountable for final approval of complete module requirements, technical quality, risks, and solutions across the value chain and across the tower sub-modules. The team will liaise with the product function on module requirement analysis, needed performance steps and improve feasibility studies. Focus is on securing cross functional alignment across tower sub-modules, interfacing parts of the wind turbine, and across the full value chain from procurement, manufacturing to transport, installation and service.
The tower module team is located in three hubs at Aarhus in Denmark, Porto in Portugal and in Chennai, India. The Technical Management team consists of 6 highly skilled specialists and works across the three hubs with people based in two different geographical locations.



Your primary responsibility will be to direct requirements and technical risk management in the module as well as perform quality assurance in product and technology development projects
Structure and improve the requirements definition process and development within the tower module
Handle interface specification within the tower module and with neighbouring components
Ensure quality FMEA execution by supervising and facilitating a group of internal teams as well as coordinating general process improvements
Participate in forensic engineering analysis to determine technical and systemic root causes of reported field issues
Support Closed Loop Quality by guiding the incorporation of lessons from the field in the product development process
Collaborate closely with Tower product and technology development projects on the status of requirement maturity and technical risk level throughout the entire development cycle
Ensure correct use of relevant quality tools, methods and guidelines as well as adherence to quality processes to increase the quality/robustness level of new towers

A bachelor or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Structural and civil engineering or Similar
8+ years’ experience working within Wind Energy / Heavy Engineering or OEM industries e.g., Renewable, Automotive, Aviation, Aerospace, etc
Solid experience working in system engineering product development projects
Expert with product development process (eg: system engineering)
Hands on experience in FMEA execution and facilitation
Experience as technical lead on R&D projects and new concept development will be an added advantage
Experience with APIS IQ-FMEA andor Visure will be an added advantage
Good communication skills in English, both orally and written

Result oriented with the ability to plan, scope, and organise own work package execution
Analytic with highly developed problem-solving skills
Systematic and structured way of working
Good communication skills and ability to convey complex problems to a range of stakeholders
Robust personality with the ability to improve the Tower organisation
Customer-focused and service minded with the ability to handle a wide range of stakeholders at all levels of the organisation
Commercial awareness and ability to understand the business implications of technical decisions and solutions made
Good quality mindset, aiming at doing the right thing
Ability to thrive in an ever-changing work environment where new and urgent tasks frequently arise
What We Offer
We offer a exciting workplace with good professional and personal development opportunities in an inspiring, international work environment with 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 efficient technical commitment


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 5th October 2022.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field.
With 29,000 employees globally, we are 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. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity.

To apply for this job please visit careers.vestas.com.