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The manufacture of wind energy plants in the on-shore segment has been our core competence and passion for around 35 years. With more than 37 GW installed capacity worldwide, our turbines supply sustainable energy to more than 80% of the global energy market and we are one of the largest companies in the wind industry. National subsidiaries in more than 30 markets and production facilities in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the USA, Mexico and India offer our more than 8,500 employees the opportunity for international and intercultural cooperation.

We are growing and together driving forward the expansion of alternative energies worldwide - if you wish, from now on with you. Join the #TeamNordex

Electrical Engineering Manager (m/f/d)


Chicago, IL, US West Branch, IA, US

DEPARTMENT:  Engineering

Do you want to be part of an agile team where colleagueship truly matters?

As a global company, we interact with a variety of people and cultures. Integrity, Respect, Colleagueship and Ownership are the unifying force for all departments and regions around the world. It’s the individual that defines the team. And it’s the team that makes the difference. Join the #TEAMNORDEX and shape the future of energy with us.


As the Electrical Engineering Manager, you will lead the global electrical engineering group responsible for providing technical support on an operational engineering level, for all WTG electrical systems less the power converter.



  • Ensures compliance of Nordex’s products with local requirements by pro-actively monitoring changes to national and international standards related to the wind industry and recommending corrective actions where applicable.
  • Prepares compliant specifications and documentation.
  • Provides support for the troubleshooting of electrical issues for wind farms in service.
  • Provides project management for fleet issues. 
  • Develops instructions for technical solutions support for field implementation. 
  • Offers support for issues encountered during installation of the wind farm by developing appropriate technical solutions, as they arise.
  • Develops opportunities for in-house repair in the workshop.
  • Investigate improvements in the design of components of the WTG configurations to improve quality, reliability, and efficiency for the assembly, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of the WTG. 
  • Prepares comprehensive engineering studies and reports for special assignments, as necessary.
  • Provides technical and professional engineering support services to assigned areas of responsibility.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering OR a degree from an engineering program that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  Master’s Degree in Engineering or Business Administration preferred.  Professional Engineering (PE) licensure is a plus. 
  • Experience as an Engineering Manager, with an excellent electrical background, preferably with qualifications and experience in wind turbine technology.
  • Knowledge of relevant utility automation and relay protection, electrical power systems, or industrial automation systems.
  • Familiarity with applicable standards such as NEC, NFPA, OSHA, IEC, UL/CSA, and EN norms.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to operate with people at all levels including our suppliers
  • Excellent communication skills and proactive attitude
  • Highly motivated and business-oriented
  • Able to work independently with the support from and in permanent cooperation with the Engineering Department in Spain and Germany.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or uniformed service member status. Nordex USA, Inc. does not require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago