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 46 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 9,600 employees the opportunity for international and intercultural cooperation.

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Network Architect (m/f/d)


Porto, PT, 4100-246

DEPARTMENT:  Project Management (Site Management / Erection / I

In the role as Network Architect you are part of a global functional team and act as main responsible for the network architecture and network configuration topics from our office in Porto.



• Provide network concepts, designs and implementation solutions from customer requirements for Nordex Onshore wind park projects based on Nordex corporate network designs and components.

• Effectively corporate with Customers, Nordex Sales Engineering and Product development to secure continuous improvement for SCADA network infrastructures and project installations.

• Support Network Experts during configuration and installation.

• Responsible for keeping Nordex corporate standards for network designs.

• Responsible for providing input and solutions to the continuous product development and improvement process for Nordex SCADA solutions with focus on operational secure network infrastructures, IT/OT Security and Cyber Security per regulatory requirements and compliance globally

• Elaborate on project-specific technical modifications of wind park networks together with other team members like the SCADA Project Engineer or IT Network Specialist.

• Write and implements technical specifications for the SCADA system to meet the site-specific needs of existing and new customers. 

• Review technical requirements regarding the SCADA system and communication network with potential customers.

• Design configurations for network components (switches, router, firewalls, sensors, and customer options) in MS-Visio.

• Provide Troubleshoot-methods to identifies issues with communication and applications if needed

• Work with customers to identify needs and requirements for new network deployments

• Assist in clarifying processes and designs with customers

• Introduce new Nordex network technologies to the operational team



• Engineering degree or equivalent e.g. Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or related fields

• Experience in computer networks and their configuration (IP concepts, firewalls)

• Broad knowledge of communication protocols (IEC,104, IEC101, MODBUS, DNP, OPC)

• High level of knowledge and experience with international standards for IT/OT, Control Systems and Cyber Security, such as ISA99, IEC-62443, ISO-27000/27001 and other applicable standards.

• Hirschmann Industrial System and Security Certification (HiSP, HiSE, HiRS, HiBS) or similar

• Cisco certifications are an added value.

• Preferable knowledge and experience with network technologies for wind industries.

• Skills in drawing complex networks in Microsoft Visio

• Self-responsible, structured and solution-oriented working

• Experience with technical support to colleagues and users at broad and different levels

• Very good communication skills, strong planning and organizational skills

• Fluency in English, other languages are an added value

• Intercultural understanding, ability to work productively in multitask teams and team player attitude

• Willingness to go on business trips abroad on a regular basis


As Network Architect, you will report directly to the Head of IT Network, Security & Access as disciplinary superior within Global PM/EPC – Project Technology.

Nordex adheres to a policy of equal employment opportunity. All employment decisions are made without regard to religion, age, sex, color, national origin, handicap, or other protected class and are in full compliance with all federal and state laws.

Severely disabled applicants and applicants of equal status will be given special consideration in the event of equal suitability.