Functional Lead - Nacelle Front


Østjylland (Aarhus)

Functional Lead - Nacelle Front
DK, Aarhus N | Professional | Full-Time | ID: 5469

Do you want to influence how the next generation of wind turbines are designed? If you like to be challenged and is eager to take on responsibility, we have the opportunity for you to use your skills on a greater purpose.

We are looking for a new Functional Lead to Nacelle Front, who can lead and inspire 45 engineers to ensure that Vestas is frontrunner within Nacelle Front engineering.

Power Solutions > Turbine Solutions > Nacelle > Nacelle Engineering > Nacelle Front
Turbine Solutions are 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: Turbine Solutions develop the wind power systems of the future.

In the Nacelle Front Department, we are accountable for the design and certification of large load carrying structural components, from the early concept study phases through to the final specification for production. Additionally, we are always looking ahead to verify new technologies, which can be implemented into future projects. You will become part of a highly professional environment with a strong technical commitment.

As a Function Lead, you will be accountable for the design of complex mechanical design projects from the initial concept through to the final delivery. You therefore will need to have a strong mechanical design background along with clear leadership and stakeholder management skills.

You will have the overall design accountability for Nacelle Front, which includes the yaw building block along with large cast iron components, such as the base frame. To be successful in this role you will need to be a systems thinker, who can maintain a clear understanding of both the functional and non-functional requirements of your area and the wider interfaces to other WTG sub systems and building blocks.

  • Drive the creation and documentation of sub system design requirements for various module variants and WTG platforms to produce efficient designs.
  • You must build value stream understanding within your functional area.
  • Set the quality standard for your functional area designs via clear process and guidelines in the local team as well as the global design centers in Portugal and India.
  • Drive improvements and be the initiator for ideas to make the workplace more efficient.
  • Produce and maintain a clear roadmap of technologies for your functional area to meet levelised cost of energy reduction targets. Be a scout, bring in the latest technology to Vestas via your network.
  • Be a mentor and coach for others in your functional area to grow technical competence.
  • Work with Line Management and project management to ensure that the right competences are available at the right time.


  • A master’s degree in mechanical, electromechanical or structural engineering
  • A solid experience of leading the design of complex mechanical systems, preferably 5 years plus experience in the wind industry
  • Experience of leading teams in a matrix organisation i.e. without disciplinary responsibility
  • Systems engineering exposure/training (INCOSE) is desirable
  • An understanding of Project management principles. PRINCE 2 or agile PM training desirable


  • An excellent team player with the ability to work well with others at all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to deliver through delegation in challenging project environments
  • Solid understanding of finite element principles are software i.e. Ansys
  • Able to show a high level of energy, persistence and proactivity in tackling complex technical issues
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to build relationships with key members of the value-stream
  • Coaching and mentoring principles
  • At ease with MS Office Tools (Excel, Powerpoint, Word)

What we offer
We offer an exciting job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring environment. For the right candidate, we support career opportunities and see this role being a good qualifier for further growth. We value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions.

Additional information
Primary work location: Aarhus, Denmark.
This position requires approximately 10-15 days of travel per year.

For additional information on the position, please contact Manager of Nacelle Front, Jon Dix at +4552211047

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 105 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 86 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions.

Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 24,500 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright 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, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity.

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at and following us on our social media channels.

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Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with 92 GW of wind turbines in 79 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

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