Electrical Engineering Manager
há 5 dias


Vestas' new established Design Center located in Porto, Portugal is focusing on designing solutions for Vestas' global product offering.

The Center is heading into a challenging future and employees will be rewarding in terms of personal and professional development as we embark on the journey to build a new multi-

disciplinary design center. Work atmosphere is truly global both in terms of our tasks and colleagues and if you take pride in coordinating, supporting and making things happen efficiently and diplomatically then we can offer the right frame for an exciting career move.


Manager, Electrical Engineering


Power Solutions, Design Centre Porto, Electrical Engineering

Description of EVP area / Sub area and Department

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.

Electrical Engineering (EE) is part of Vestas Power Solutions and is responsible for technology and product development of all medium and low voltage electrical components at Turbine and Plant level : Converters (SW / HW), Transformers, Switchgears, Electrical control cabinets, Plant Controls, Electrical Models, Balance of Plant equipment etc.

We operate at all levels from specification and integration of OEM products to detailed design for Vestas proprietary solutions and cooperate closely with our internal manufacturing business units

The Porto Electrical Engineering design center deliver own design in close cooperation with the Danish R&D headquarter.


As manager of the Electrical Engineering team in our design center, you will report to the Deputy Manager and be part of the management team in Design Center, Porto having a functional reference to the EE head quarter in Denmark.

You will be responsible for the performance of the team, i.e. mainly for delivering high quality design solutions on time.

You will develop employees through coaching and target setting.

You must ensure and maintain good contact to a large number of stakeholders throughout the value chain, such as Technology, Sales, Manufacturing, Suppliers, and Service.

You will be a key player to bridge the daily collaboration and coordination between the design center and Vestas R&D head quarter in Denmark.

You must at all times have a good overview of the all tasks going on in the departments and be prepared to communicate time schedules and resource constraints, and to negotiate priorities.

You will be working with these challenges :

  • Ensure timely execution of department deliverables such as high quality products and documentation
  • Manage resource planning and delegation of work and budget controlling
  • Strong people performance and development dialogue (incl. one-to-one, target setting, development plans)
  • Coach employees in execution of daily tasks
  • Recruit new employees and build the team
  • Build and maintain stakeholder relations across Vestas' full value chain
  • In collaboration with project managers; facilitate planning sessions and follow up on progress
  • Identify cost optimizations in processes and products
  • Embrace challenges and changes
  • Qualifications

    Your qualifications include :

  • Minimum of 2 years management / project management experience from a large organization
  • A bachelor / master in relevant electrical areas like electrical conversion and power systems
  • Minimum of 5 years of working experience as Engineer
  • Minimum of 4 years in management of Engineering teams - around 50-60 people
  • Cross cultural understanding and preferable experience with international companies
  • Competencies

    We value initiative, trustworthiness and the right balance between creativity and quality in all our solutions.

    We see the ideal candidate possessing the following personality :

  • You believe in and comply to our values of Collaboration, Simplicity and Accountability
  • You are pro-active; result oriented and has a strong sense of responsibility
  • You have an excellent commercial / business understanding
  • You must have good organizational and communication skills and you must be able to work within an international and multi-disciplinary team
  • You are highly motivated and work independent
  • You have excellent English skills (speaking and writing)
  • You have strong leadership and communication skills and capable of acting as a motivator through an open dialogue
  • You area a strong networker and can easy build relationships
  • You embrace challenges to ensure we stay efficient at all times
  • What we offer

    We offer a true global challenge in a project-oriented organization with excellent opportunities for cross-disciplinary and personal development, where emphasis is place on the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions.

    You will benefit from working at a high professional level and with a strong technical commitment in a very inspiring environment.

    You will be directly involved and drive the development of a number of core systems in and around the wind turbines. The work environment is result orientated, at high professional level, international and with a strong technical commitment.

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