Lead aerodynamic R&D Engineer

Lead Aerodynamic R&D Engineer

Power Curve is a small but growing company with ambitious targets. We carry out a wide range of activities within wind energy focussed around our three core business areas of Solutions, Consultancy, and Digital Services.

You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of blade aerodynamics projects ranging from blue-sky technology development to consulting for major OEMs. You will work across the value chain from first product sketches through to tooling design and field testing.

We are looking for a full-time Lead Aerodynamic R&D Engineer to expand our R&D team and contribute to a rapidly growing product and service portfolio.


  • You will report to the Chief Technology Officer
  • You will lead consultancy projects such as blade aerodynamic design reviews and CFD studies
  • You will lead aerodynamic upgrade kit design workflows from first data gathering to final kit specification
  • You will heavily contribute to the development of our in-house developed aerodynamic analysis tools including standalone GUI-based software and cloud-based highly scalable solutions
  • You will innovate and be expected to advance new product and service concepts
  • You will contribute to applications for grant-funded innovation projects

Qualifications and required criteria

  • MSc or PhD in Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering or similar
  • At least 5-7 years’ wind industry experience

Significant experience of:

  • Blade and preferably aerofoil design
  • Blade Element Momentum and preferably aeroelastic models
  • Aerodynamic product development and testing
  • CFD simulation, preferably using StarCCM+


Desirable criteria

Experience of:

  • Coding in Python

Working knowledge of:

  • Blade aeroelastic analysis
  • Writing patents and intellectual property analysis
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Blade structural design principles
  • Finite element analysis


  • You have technical fluency in English and experience writing technical reports for a wide variety of audiences
  • You are self-motivated and enjoy the freedom of responsibility to shape your role
  • You are a clear and confident presenter; the role will require frequent interaction with the senior engineers working for our customers
  • You are familiar with common project management processes
  • You cope well with a highly varied workload that changes regularly
  • You are comfortable working in international and cross-cultural teams

What we offer

You will work in a fast-paced environment with an experienced team who are committed to advancing wind turbine aerodynamic technology. PowerCurve operates with a flat organisation to enable fast and effective decision making. You will be offered an attractive compensation package based on your qualifications.

You will be preferably spend at least 50% of your time at our office in Aalborg, Denmark; however, hybrid and remote working arrangements will be considered.

Please submit your resume in English to Nicholas Gaudern, Chief Technology Officer: nga@powercurve.dk.

About Power Curve

Power Curve was founded in 2013 and since then has installed close to 1000 aerodynamic upgrade kits around the world. We have a wide range of aerodynamic, loads, and simulation expertise and are proud to act as consultants for some of the largest OEMs, operators, and certification bodies around the world.

About PowerCurve

We strive for better solutions in everything we do. Improving wind turbine power performance is meaningful and a win-win proposition as all parties involved stand to gain, including the environment.

Meet the team

We are a team of dedicated people that all works together towards the same goal: shaping power performance for our clients' wind projects. 


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