Gearbox Engineer, Lead
Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT
há 5 dias


You will take on technical responsibility for one of our gearbox development projects in a current Wind Turbine platform.

As Lead Engineer, you will ensure that the gearbox will meet our expectations with regards to function, performance, reliability, quality, costs and timelines.

Your main activities are to :

  • Develop and maintain gearbox component specifications based on system and product level requirements
  • Drive, control and review the gearbox concept and detailed design
  • Prepare verification plans, procedures and reports
  • Ensure gearbox integration into the turbine
  • Secure verification activities on test benches and in wind turbines
  • Provide technical information and documentation as input to project milestones and for certification
  • Support ramping up serial production
  • Drive continuous improvement based on field experience
  • Provide general business support to stakeholders such as Global Sourcing, Manufacturing and the Service organization
  • Qualifications

  • Master's degree or equivalent (e.g. Dipl.-Ing.) in Mechanical Engineering, for example with specialization in Drive or Gear Technology
  • More than 5 years of experience in Gearbox Design and Development within (preferably) Wind Turbine, Aerospace, Automotive or Heavy Industries
  • Profound knowledge in calculation methods for gears, bearings, shafts, fasteners and structural components. Knowledge in auxiliary components like shrink discs, couplings and suspension / damper systems are appreciated
  • Good understanding of product development processes
  • Experience with requirements management tools, including traceability, risk and test management (preferably Visure)
  • Good understanding about ECM (Engineering Change Management) and it's impacts across the value chain
  • Deep insight into failure modes and mechanisms of gearboxes and related machine elements
  • Experience in gearbox verification and validation and corresponding risk assessment tools (DFMEA, PFMEA, process mapping, etc)
  • Good English skills (verbal and written) required
  • Competencies

  • Your scientific skills in combination with your technical and value chain understanding enable you to identify and prioritize design drivers and to find the optimum technical solution within the given boundaries
  • Thanks to your innovative and focused personality, you achieve your results by setting the direction, defining and making sure that necessary decisions are taken
  • With your structured and organized way of working you plan and prioritize the tasks while at the same time keeping focus on the overall targets
  • Your organizational and communicative skills allow you to achieve your results through international and multi-disciplinary teams which involve colleagues from various parts of Vestas as well as supply partners globally
  • What we offer

    We offer an exciting job with great opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring environment at a well-known 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 professional technical commitment.

    As you will have colleagues at different locations you must expect to have to travel to Vestas and supplier sites.

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