Head of Section for Test and Calibration

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)


Frist 3. juli 2019

Do you have management skills as well as a solid technical background within wind turbine testing?

Do you want to contribute to a central part of a globally leading department at a highly reputed technical university?

Are you visionary and will you take charge of further development of the section with close ties to the industry?

DTU Wind Energy is a department at the Technical University of Denmark located on the DTU Risø Campus in Roskilde, close to Greater Copenhagen. The overall mission is to develop and create value using the natural and technical sciences and focusing on wind energy for the benefit of society. This includes research and education in siting and integration, wind turbine technology, and offshore wind energy as well as scientific advice and testing and other research-based services. The department is an internationally leading centre in wind energy and cooperates with industry and institutions worldwide.

The Job
You will be Head of Section for Test and Calibration (TAC). The section has 15 employees, consisting of Senior Development Engineers, Development Engineers and Research Technicians.

The Section of Test and Calibration (TAC) focuses on full scale prototype wind turbine testing and calibration of remote sensing equipment. The section is based on the activities at the two Test Centers at Østerild (https://www.vindenergi.dtu.dk/english/test-centers/oesterild) and Høvsøre (https://www.vindenergi.dtu.dk/english/test-centers/hoevsoere_uk.). Scientific and engineering disciplines within full scale testing of turbines includes power curve and load measurement according to IEC standards. Close collaboration with both the wind turbine manufactures and the scientists at DTU Wind Energy is essential.

Your areas of responsibility

  • Contribute to the development of the section and the department as a whole
  • Professional development, coordination and quality assurance of projects and innovation activities as well as applications and commercial quotations
  • Contribute to the section activities, including industrial collaboration and innovation as project manager or expert
  • Development of the staff and TAC section competences
  • Daily management of the section including planning, resource management and budgetary control
  • Engage in the department management group and initiate collaboration among sections
  • Ensuring communication and dissemination of section activities to professional and non-professional interest groups
  • Keeping up and widening contacts and collaboration with national and international partners from the wind industry and universities

Manager with experience within wind turbine testing
The ideal candidate can be recognized in the following description:

  • A motivating people manager who naturally initiates collaboration
  • Experience in management as well as resource management of specialist profiles, preferably teams with academic and technical staff
  • Several years of professional experience within wind energy
  • A strong national and international network within wind energy in both industry and academia
  • Experience with project management
  • Experiences with combining high level research based services with responsiveness and efficient implementation of commissioned services to the industry
  • Experience in obtaining external funding is preferable
  • Full of initiative with strong communication skills
  • Appropriate education to fill the position
  • Proficiency in English and Danish is mandatory, alternatively willingness to learn Danish

What DTU offers in return
We offer a challenging job in an international environment focusing on research, education, innovation, and authority services beneficial for the society. There is a high focus on developing professional competences and the job offers great flexibility. The workplace is in one of the most beautiful locations in Denmark.

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation, and scientific advice. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

DTU is continuously working to professionalize management. The work is specified in the DTU Leadership Role, which describes DTU’s expectations of the professional and personal competences of its managers. The DTU Leadership Role is based on four cornerstones: Academic management, Resource management, People management, and Strategic management. In addition, handling a leadership role at DTU is contingent on the individual manager bringing personal leadership into play. This means, for example, that all managers have an eye for supporting the generation of results through interaction between people. To find out more about DTU’s Leadership Role, see the website.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be for a fixed term and based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The position can be adjusted equivalent to your scientific qualifications.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 3 July 2019. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV (in English or Danish). Preferably also relevant exam certificates.

Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Peter Hauge Madsen, +45 4677 5001 or HR Partner Ane Tind Skak, +45 6166 4550.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion, or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Wind Energy has more than 240 staff members, including 150 academic staff members and approximately 50 PhD students. DTU Wind Energy has a considerable degree of innovation and cooperation with companies and sector associations within the wind industry in Denmark and abroad. The research is conducted within the three main topics wind energy systems, wind turbine technology, and basics for wind energy. DTU Wind Energy is one of the largest and most prominent research institutions within wind energy. Website: www.vindenergi.dtu.dk.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

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