Aero-Elastic Tool Development Specialist
Aero-Elastic Tool Development Specialist-1600032A
As Aero-Elastic Tool Development specialist you will be responsible for the development and verification of the software tools and methods that perform, process and manage the aerodynamic, aero-elastic and stability calculations of wind turbines.
So if you are very knowledgeable about wind turbine loads and power performance combined with having excellent programming skills and a detailed knowledge of the underlying physics of structural dynamics, aerodynamics and stability - then we warmly welcome you application for this specialist position.
Rotor, Tower & Control / Loads & Performance Engineering / Loads Technologies & VTS
Vestas Technology & Service Solutions (TSS) is where new product ideas are developed, matured, improved and tested.
As a part of Vestas Technology & Service Solutions, the Loads and Performance Engineering department is responsible for the calculation of loads, power curves and noise level estimates for new product development, technology development, innovation projects, product improvements and sales support and as such develop the tools and technologies needed for Vestas to be competitive within these technology areas. This also includes the design of blades together with the blade structure and aerodynamics departments.
Currently, the department consists of 30 highly skilled and motivated, multicultural engineers situated in Aarhus, Denmark and in Chennai, India.
The Loads & Performance Engineering department supports both the ongoing turbine design of new Vestas products, as well as the development of new ideas and technologies to drive down the cost of wind energy. Within the department there is a specific team dedicated to the development and elaboration of the Vestas Turbine Simulator, a tool portfolio that is used throughout Technology to assess the power curves, aero-elastic stability and component loads of all Vestas wind turbines.
As Aero-Elastic Tool Development specialist you will be responsible for the development and verification of the software tools and methods that perform, process and manage the aerodynamic, aero-elastic and stability calculations of the turbine. This job includes the improvement of the core models, numerical methods as well as the interfaces and documentation. You will drive improvements in the aero-elastic code and efforts for accuracy, speed optimization and integration. You will be heavily involved in the ongoing innovation projects for existing and new products, blade design optimization, performance increase, and wind turbine and blade stability assessment.
The ideal candidate combines knowledge of wind turbine loads and power performance with excellent programming skills and detailed knowledge of the underlying physics of structural dynamics, aerodynamics, and stability. Relevant experience within the wind energy or rotorcraft sector is a must. Any other relevant experience with wind turbine control, rotor aerodynamics, or multibody dynamics is a plus. The candidate has a very pragmatic approach and can drive a development project in close cooperation with experts from other technical areas.
- 5-15 years of relevant experience within wind energy or rotorcraft engineering
- at least 3 years of proven experience in aero-elastic tool development (for example Flex5, Bladed, FAST, HAWC2 or similar)
- Very solid software development skills, experience with code test & verification
- Proficiency in programming with emphasis on quality, readability and maintainability
- Self-motivated individual with a strong drive for development and pro-active behaviour
- Solid language skills in English required.
What we offer
We offer an opportunity to be a part of a strong team in an exciting business with very comprehensive products. The working environment in Vestas Technology & Service Solutions is informal but with clear direction. You will be part of a project-oriented organization with an inspiring work environment.
You will be part of an international organization with opportunities to grow and develop in the job - professionally and personally.
Work location will be at Vestas Headquarters, Hedeager 42, Aarhus, and may involve approx. 10 days of travel per year.
For further details about this position contact: Director, Loads & Performance Engineering, Thomas Nielsen, +45 4167 0028.
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