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Job Alert: Vestas: Structural Composite Engineer


Structural Composite Engineer
| ID: 4571

Are you a Composite Structural Engineer ready to drive the development of new wind turbine blades and technologies with a truly global market leader in renewable energy? This is an exciting and challenging role for the future of our business and if it sounds like you then do not hesitate to apply!

Vestas Power Solutions > Turbine Solutions > Blades Design
We are seeking an experienced Composite Structural Engineer to join our Blades Design Team either based in Lem, Denmark or the Isle of Wight, UK. The Blades organisation is 150 strong responsible for the design, development, industrialisation and through life support of blade products. As part of the Blades Design Team, you will work alongside 20 highly skilled, dynamic, multi-cultural team members, responsible for performing the structural design and analysis for new wind turbine blade designs and novel technology developments. You will need to be a strong communicator, a highly effective team player and display a drive and passion for high quality delivery.

As a Composite Structural Engineer, you will design optimised composite structures which can be robustly manufactured. Mainly working as part of multi-functional project teams across the value chain, you will:

  • Design large scale composite structures
  • Conduct analytical and FEA based calculations, considering static and fatigue strength and stability
  • Construct models, and define ply definitions and layups
  • Define test specifications and validation activities
  • Make use of FMEAs and other tools to ensure robust and efficient design and verification
  • Provide documentation, reports and support certification efforts
  • Develop analysis tools and calculations methods as well as identify, develop and apply future technologies to wind turbine blades
  • Support first article inspections, reviews and audits to assure design intent is achieved during manufacturing roll out


  • Solid theoretical knowledge in structural engineering of complex and highly loaded composite structures, at degree level, ideally MSc/MEng/PhD
  • Practical hands on experience in design of composite structures, preferably large-scale, and their structural analysis and validation at full scale and sub-structural level
  • Understanding and experience of composite material manufacturing processes is highly desirable
  • Experience with ANSYS and Catia preferred
  • Experience and use of 6-Sigma design methodologies and quality tools
  • Experience specifying and developing analysis tools and methods
  • Understanding of programming, preferably Python or Matlab, is desirable


  • Advanced level in English both in speech and in writing
  • Ability to plan, scope and manage work package execution
  • Be a team player with strong communication skills both locally and internationally
  • Display a high degree of flexibility, and problem solving
  • Ability to display a drive and passion for high quality delivery
  • Enthusiastic and engaged, willing to go the extra mile

What we offer
We offer an exciting job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring environment at the world’s leading wind turbine producer. We value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions.

You will become part of a highly professional team where we value each member to take ownership of their assignments and lead them until implementation, with openness and sharing amongst the Team to grow and develop.

Additional information
This role is based in either the Lem, Denmark or the Isle of Wight, UK. There will be up to 20 travel days will be required per year.

To apply, please use the apply link at the top of this page.

For additional information on the position please contact Senior Recruiter Martin Whittle 44(0)1925 857120.

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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