Head of Section for Testing and Calibration

torsdag 07 jul 22

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Do you want to lead the section of Testing and Calibration at DTU Wind and Energy Systems?

Do you have management and leadership skills as well as a solid background within wind and turbine measurements? Do you want to contribute to a central part of an internationally leading department of 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 and Energy Systems invites applications for a position as Head of Section for Testing and Calibration (TAC) within the Division of Wind Turbine Design. You will become part of the DTU Winds management team, which consists of the Department director, four Heads of Division and twenty Heads of Section.

DTU Wind and Energy Systems is a department at the Technical University of Denmark located on the DTU Risø Campus in Roskilde, close to Greater Copenhagen and in Lyngby, 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 center in its field and cooperates with industry and institutions worldwide.

Your role
You will lead a section consisting of 17 highly skilled, experienced, engaged, and independent employees consisting of development engineers and measurement technicians. Six of the employees are located at our test sites in Jutland, and the rest are located at Risø Campus close to Roskilde.

Testing and Calibration is a diverse section that works very close with the wind industry, bringing the latest developments in DTU Wind research to the end-users through full scale testing. We primarily test at Høvsøre and Østerild, where we test prototypes of the next generation wind turbines. We are an accredited test laboratory for mechanical loads, power performance tests, and lidar calibrations.  We are proud to contribute to developing and applying new measurement techniques and test methods, in close collaboration with other sections, clients, research partners, and international standardization and cooperation groups.

The typical tasks for the employees in the section are:

  • Analysis of wind and wind turbine measurements, including data management and data quality assurance.
  • Lidar calibrations according to our own procedures and international (IEC) standards.
  • Power performance and load measurements, analysis and reporting according to international standards
  • Project management of commercial test and measurement projects
  • Handling of interaction to - and collaboration with the global wind industry

Your role as the head of section will include the following:

  • Develop a section with high technical qualifications and manage competence and talent development among section members
  • Develop and communicate clear strategic objectives and goals aligned with the division and department strategy
  • Ensure and manage the quality of the section services
  • Being personally active in the technical work in the section
  • Engage the section in developing future services
  • Participating in DTU Wind Energy management team and ensuring synergy across the organization
  • Recruitment processes in the section
  • Ensure well-being and professional development in the section
  • Nurturing a creative and attractive working environment, with focus on cooperation, diversity and competency development
  • Support our test activities in coordination with our Test Center Manager

Visionary and modern people manager within Testing and Calibration
You are a dedicated colleague and a talented leader with a solid background in measurements and experiments for wind and turbines.

You are expected to match the following criteria:

  • Modern people management and visionary and motivating leadership skills
  • A relevant higher education on a relevant discipline - MSc or Ph.D. level
  • Proficiency in English is mandatory, and the candidate should be willing to learn Danish.

What DTU Wind and Energy Systems offers in return
We offer you 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, at the same time close to the metropolitan area of Copenhagen.

DTU Wind and Energy Systems is a world-leading wind energy department that puts knowledge to work through cutting-edge research, innovation, and development of technology. We actively augment career paths through meticulous talent management, and we culture internal collaboration between scientists and technical disciplines.

We strive for excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility.

In recent years, DTU has been working concertedly to professionalize management. The DTU Leadership Role is based on four cornerstones: academic management, resource management, Performance-enhancing HR management and strategic management. Moreover, self-management and DTU’s values constitute the central parameters for these four disciplines. To find out more about DTU’s Leadership Role, see the website.   

In recent years, DTU Wind and Energy Systems has introduced a new organizational set-up with four divisions. The organizational set-up reflects the new role of wind power in the energy systems as well as the continued need for development of new wind turbine technology and materials and components research. The new structure is set up to improve the strategic management and executional capacity of the department to meet the needs of the sector and contribute to the green transition of society. The new organization will continue our long-standing tradition of working across disciplines to deliver integrated solutions for industry, academia and public agencies. 

Salary and appointment terms
Terms of appointment and payment according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations (AC) or any other relevant agreement. 

The workplace is primarily DTU Risø Campus, but regular trips to our test sites in Jutland is expected.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 18 August 2022 (Danish time). Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your CV and motivated application
in English or Danish, plus your exam certificates.

If you would like to have additional information about the position, you are welcome to contact Head of Division Kenneth Thomsen by ktho@dtu.dk or +45 9351 1080.

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

DTU Wind and Energy Systems is the largest public research organization for wind energy in the world. We educate and train the next generation of wind power engineers. We collaborate with global leaders in the wind industries and public authorities around the world to research and develop new technologies and services to power the green transition. We are currently 378 employees from 37 Nationalities. 25% are women. Our staff includes 12 Professors, 108 Researchers, 84 PhD students and 80 Technicians.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.