Senior Development Engineer or Development Engineer for wind turbine and wind measurements at DTU Wind Energy, Test & Calibration Section (TAC)

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We are looking for a measurement engineer to perform wind turbine and wind measurement campaigns and other measurement-related activities, in collaboration with colleagues in TAC and others in DTU Wind Energy. Place of employment is Risø Campus, close to Roskilde.

TAC is a diverse section that works very close with the wind industry, bringing the latest developments in DTU Wind Energy research to the field. We operate test stations 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 job
The job consists of the following tasks:

  • Data quality control and analysis of wind(lidar) and turbine measurement data.
  • Perform lidar calibrations according to our own procedures and IEC standards.
  • Perform power curve and load measurements according to IEC standards
  • Project managing commercial projects
  • Close contact and collaboration with the global wind industry

If you qualify as a Senior Development Engineer, a significant part of your work will also include:

  • Presenting your work and DTU projects in general, to various international partners.
  • Development and application of new measurement techniques and test methods
  • In collaboration with colleagues from other sections at DTU Wind Energy, you contribute to numerical model improvement using experimental data.
  • Participate in research projects, supporting or coordinating specific tasks or activities.

Our expectations of you
The successful applicant has many of the following qualifications:

  • Master or bachelor degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent is needed
  • Good analytical approach and being able to work systematically and well organized in a dynamic team
  • Good programming skills (Python, MatLab or similar)
  • Good communication skills (written and oral) in English
  • Knowledge of database techniques and data acquisition
  • Preferably, experience with measurements on wind turbines or meteorological measurements
  • Preferably, experience with lidar measurements
  • Capacity to work as part of a team
  • Interest in closing the gap between measurements and numerical models

What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The place of work is Risø Campus in Roskilde.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 18 April 2021. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Head of Section, Allan Vesth on +45 24213828 or

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

DTU Wind Energy is a world-leading and world-renown university department spearheading many areas of research in wind energy. We have a cosmopolitan staff of around 240 people from over 30 different countries. The Test & Calibration section (TAC) consists of 15 people with a wide range of academic and technical backgrounds, and diverse in terms of gender and nationality.

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 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.