Data Scientist - Vestas is looking for skilled data scientists

14. november, 2015
Are you motivated by analysing large amounts of data and creating new products and services? Do you want to work in one of the most creative and fostering data science environments in Denmark? As Data Scientist with Vestas, we will provide you with fantastic tools and access to one of the world’s biggest super computers. Whether you are a recent graduate or have some experience, we are growing and would like to talk with you. 
Technology & Service Solutions, Service Engineering, Plant Solutions, Vestas Performance & Diagnostics Centre 

Vestas is currently seeking to fill a position as data scientist in the Vestas Performance & Diagnostics Centre, Vestas Technology & Service Solutions (TSS). The department is globally responsible for enabling customers to increase their return while reducing the costs and risks associated with operating wind power plants. Hence the department focuses on driving down service costs and optimising power plant performance.

In recent years Vestas has established a powerful remote monitoring capability, collecting data from more than 30,000 turbines worldwide.  This data is analysed within the Vestas Performance & Diagnostics Centre and the insights generated here are used across the business to manage maintenance and increase the reliability and availability of the wind power plants.

The department works across the entire value chain and is hence heavily interlinked to turbine development, sales and service providing valuable data analytics transforming innovative technologies and concepts into new products and service offerings.

The Vestas Performance & Diagnostics Centre is a global department with a staff of more than 20 dedicated data scientists having competencies in mathematics, statistics and physics and also mechanical engineering and design. The department coordinates performance related activities with colleagues around the world and is searching for an independent data scientist with a strong analytical background and excellent communication skills to lead and expand our analytical activities.


Reporting to Director Kim Emil Andersen, your main task will be to develop data driven tools and methodologies to improve turbine reliability, plant performance and maintenance strategies

We would like you to:

  • Apply advanced supervised and unsupervised learning to our huge data sets to derive predictive analytics.
  • Analysing turbine data and develop algorithms to calculate turbine performance indicators and risks of turbine stops.
  • Work closely with our development teams to ensure correct implementation of algorithms.
  • Interface with product teams to determine business needs and translate them into real products.
  • Take part of a team of very smart data scientists and engineers.


Preferably holds a Ph.D. or Master's Degree within Mathematics, Physics, Statistics or Engineering. You are open minded and innovative, have a high level of drive and a capability to maintain a result and quality oriented profile. You work systematic and analytically and you are a team player that likes knowledge sharing.

 We expect that you have: 

  • Excellent knowledge of machine learning and statistics.
  • Experience with R, SQL, Python, High Performance Computing and Hadoop is preferred.
  • Experience with Six Sigma, preferably holds a green belt.


  • Hands-on data scientist.
  • An excellent mind with great problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication skills and like to work with customers, consultants and global cross-functional teams.
  • A natural interest in taking ownership and not only learn how things work, but learn how to make them better.
  • Excellent skills in English.

 What we offer:

We offer an exciting and international job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development possibilities in an inspiring environment at the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturer. We value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will become part of a highly professional environment with a strong technical commitment. 
Additional information:

Primary work location will be in Aarhus, Denmark, but as you will have colleagues at different locations you may expect some travel activity.

For additional information on the position, please contact Director, Kim Emil Andersen in Aarhus, Denmark at +45 4117 7869 or email

By joining Vestas, you join the only global energy company dedicated 100% to wind energy. Together with our customers, we have installed more than 51.000 turbines in over 70 countries, and we remain committed to increase that number via our superior, cost-effective wind technologies, products and services. Since Vestas was founded in 1979, Vestas has achieved a market-leading position with more than 60 GW of installed wind turbines or around 19% of total global capacity. Every day, everyone at Vestas works to make Vestas the undisputed global wind leader and the world’s energy mix more sustainable – join us, and be part of ensuring a sustainable future for our planet.