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Wind & Site Solutions Engineer - Johannesburg/Cape Town, South Africa



Northern Cape, South Africa
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Professional | Full-Time | Engineering

The Siting Solutions Department is a Technical - Sales unit support function accountable for providing fully optimized wind power plant layouts and turbine configurations which satisfy both internal requirements (lifetime, warranty, loading, safety, contribution margin maximization, .etc.) as well as external requirements (LCoE, finance-ability, customer preferences, etc.)

Power Solutions & Vestas Quality > VPS Region MED > Siting Solutions


  • The Siting Solutions team is responsible for turbine siting and optimization, representing Vestas at relevant industry conferences/workshops as well as establishing and growing strategic relationships with engineering counterparts within Vestas key customers and influential third party consultants


  • Bachelors / Master degree in Physics, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Wind Power engineering (other degrees considered with experience)
  • Fluency in English
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience completing energy and suitability analysis for industrial scale wind power plants. Including experience in a sales support role


  • Experience with IEC standards for wind turbine design and completion of power performance testing.
  • Experience with operational performance assessments of wind and solar power plants, using WAsP, WindPro, OpenWind, CFD or Mesoscale modelling for wind power applications and PVSyst or SolarGIS for solar power plants.
  • Demonstrated ability to analytically and methodically solve problems.
  • Ability to work in a time-sensitive setting and organize priorities in a progressive/deadline-oriented environment
  • A highly motivated and autonomous who is able to work with little supervision
  • Knowledge of the various customer/market segments within South Africa, the main business case drivers for each segment, and typical strategies used by the major players in the market.
  • Established within the network of customers and consultants.
  • Experience supporting commercial negotiations
  • Comprehensive oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced organizational skills, ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Experience completing financial analysis of proposed wind power and ancillary systems

What We Offer

Technical competences development to become a functional expertise in the area of turbine siting and optimization, to interact with internal and external stakeholders to compile project data/constraints and then defines the extent of the analysis to be carried out by the Global Siting Center team. Siting Solutions engineer reviews analysis results, and directs iterations as needed to achieve an overall optimized solution in support of Vestas strategic approach to each sales opportunity.

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DEIB Statement
At Vestas, we recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in driving innovation and success. We strongly encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those who may hesitate due to their identity or feel they do not meet every criterion. As our CEO states, "Expertise and talent come in many forms, and a diverse workforce enhances our ability to think differently and solve the complex challenges of our industry". Your unique perspective is what will help us powering the solution for a sustainable, green energy future.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 173 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field.
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the 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. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity.
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