Performance Improvement Engineer

Country/Region:  ES
City:  Madrid
Business Unit:  EDP RENOVÁVEIS S.A.

EDP Renewables is a global leader in the renewable energy sector nad the world's third-largest wind energy producer. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets, and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years and is currently present in 17 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK, US and Vietnam). 

EDPR is committed to furthering social advances in terms of sustainability and integration. This is reflected by the inclusion of the company in the Bloomberg Gender Equality index and the fact that it has been certified as a Top Employer 2021 in Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Poland, Portugal and Romania), both of which recognize its employee-driven policies.




The main responsibility of the Performance Improvement Engineer is to identify the root cause of the main technical issues of the fleet and look for initiatives to solve them. This task will be mainly performed in electrical and mechanical subsystems of the solar and wind generation units, working with the Performance Management team members or in collaboration with other EDPR departments and external suppliers




1.    Improve wind turbine and solar site performance by providing recommendations related to availability, efficiency, risk mitigation, regulatory compliance and opex issues
2.    Manage initiatives aimed to improve the original power curve of the generation units (power improvements)
3.    Manage cross-platform initiatives between Europe & LATAM and North American fleets
4.    Work with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), 3rd party engineers, EDPR engineers, medium component manufacturers and other industry resources
5.    Conduct Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of the main technical issues of EDPR wind and solar fleet 
6.    Lead the efforts to trial various initiatives to improve the performance of the generation units and validate the success of the configuration changes implemented
7.    Provide recommendations for fleet wide implementation plans
8.    Manage wind turbine and solar supplier technical resources to ensure focus on priorities and achieve performance improvement targets by being the EDPR technical point of contact
9.    Review and coordinate the technical due diligence of the proactive configuration changes for the assets in operation
10.    Support the commissioning of wind and solar sites to guarantee known configuration changes are implemented since the beginning of the operation of the assets
11.    Implement lessons learned and continuous improvement of processes in which it is involved
12.    Additional duties as required




BS degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. MS preferred


3 – 5 years of proven experience working with electromechanical systems , preferably in the wind energy industry



  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office 


  • High level of English. Portuguese and French will be valued



  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work with minimal direction
  • Ability to perform tasks in a collaborative working environment 
  • Ability to follow direction
  • Ability to read and understand plans, specifications, drawings, and documents relating to engineering and construction
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Strong written/oral communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Strong time-management skills, including demonstrated ability to provide technical support for multiple concurrent activities
  • Exemplary standards of integrity, ethics, safety, quality, and productivity
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle, including possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Physical capability to kneel and climb in order to access wind turbine towers and equipment for inspections and data collection


Willingness and ability to travel frequently (20-30%)

Among EDPR's principles we would like to highlight diversity and inclusion as a strength in our values and practices. Reinforcing these principles has a real impact on the satisfaction of commitment, increases talent and the quality of leadership of our professionals. To achieve all our objectives, it intends to attract, develop and retain different profiles, assuming diversity as a key factor and differentiator of fundamental innovation in our organisation. We welcome and value all people, and we are committed to the inclusion and sense of belonging of each person who is part of EDPR.


What makes us proud as an employer:

TOP Employer Europe 2021 certification.
Bloomberg Gender Equality Index 2021.
Top Workplaces US 2021.
Certification in Conciliation (Excellence) by the Más Familia Foundation;

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