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Date: 11-Feb-2019


Company: Alstom

The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility.
With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.

Job Title

Design to Cost Animator

Purpose of the Job/Objective

- Animate Design to cost for Project Competitiveness

Position in the Organisation

Organisation Reporting

Hierarchical Reporting: Design to Cost Metier Manager

Network & Links

Internal Interfaces: Commodity Managers, Commercial, Reference Library, Operations, Platform, Projects.

External Interfaces: Suppliers


Performance Measurement

- Animate to reach set project Savings target

- Product Spec optimization, Alternate Architectures and procurement Strategy to meet projects/product target cost


Animate Design to Cost actions within projects:

  • Animate design-to-cost activities to reach set savings target for Project
  • Sets up cost targets for project team
  • Lead value engineering ideas working with Engineering, sourcing, Industrial & Supply Chain teams
  • Challenges contributors to improve the cost of reference solutions (design

    simplifications, industrial schemes improvement, make or buy, LLCC)

  • Review Project target costs to validate with Production cost Lib/Should costing
  • Reporting of cost progress with all Stakeholders
  • Builds Product cost commitment
  • Builds quick costing of components for the project based on proven costing methodologies
  • Validate cost inputs for technical, sourcing, industrial & Supply Chain
  • Create cost and finance simulations to support business case decisions
  • Collate Risk register
  • Builds with Design to cost Metier manager the Product Reference library cost base


Alstom Transport

Job Description

Job Specifications

Knowledge & Experience:

Candidates must have at least 10+ years of extensive experience in Value Engineering/ Product costing

Recommended skills:

- Highly Technical to challenge product requirements, architectures & Industrial Schemes

- Demonstrated proficiency in value engineering principles as applied to products

- Ability to estimate NRC/tooling/Jig fixture costs

- Commercial acumen to challenge suppliers & internal teams

- Proficient with office IT

- Highly numerate, literate and articulate

- Experience with product costing for projects

- Ability to motivate and challenge cross functional team to meet product target cost

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills

- Focused on delivery of activities within tight deadlines

Why Work  for Us?  At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry.


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