Cost Engineer: COE Interior

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Date: 02-Oct-2021

Location: Bangalore, KA, India

Company: Alstom

Req ID:149661 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

Job Title: Costing Engineer COE-Interior


Organisation Reporting

  • Hierarchical Reporting: (Site) Sourcing group leader/ Sourcing manager/ Costing manager
  • Functional Reporting: (project) Costing Manager (VPF), Project manager


Network & Links

  • Engineering, Lead Engineers
  • Interiors Project Managers
  • Sourcing team: Sourcing Manager & Buyers
  • Commodity Managers
  • Costing Network/Platform costing
  • Platform Sourcing
  • Suppliers
  • Quality


Mission and responsibilities

Tender Phase 

  • Macro costing: assess cost impact according to norms required by project and supplier localization
  • Supplier offer analysis: analyse supplier's offer, assess the risk level and the target price
  • Micro costing: Improve the cost maturity of the budgeted offers.
  • Offer's REX: collect and analyse data by cross checking  the different offers 


Project Phase 

  • Participation in design review: check and challenge solutions, suggest and propose cost optimization (raw material, processes, RDTC ….. )
  • Supplier cost breakdown: build supplier cost breakdown according to the bill of material.
  • Costing simulation: assess products price level under the same conditions of the suppliers consulted.
  • Supplier offer comparison: assess and negotiate the technical and commercial proposal of the suppliers in line with the cost breakdown raised and according to the different cost factors. Look and keep in mind during the negotiation phase   at the total cost of ownership by selecting the best proposal which includes maintenance and parts assembly
  • Reliability assessment: measure the costing performance between tender phase and project phase. Analyse the discrepancies factually and provide factual data to the project manager.
  • Costing modifications: assess the cost impact of each modification linked to scope change and/or process change on a current design already provided and covered under contract with the supplier.
  • Cost optimisation: decrease components purchase price through workshop with suppliers and/or engineering department (RDTC) in an ROI approach.
  • Project REX: Build catalogue of existing solutions to improve efficiency of the department in case of urgent tender phase. Compare different solutions to highlight the most suitable one to the project.

Transverse activities

  • Database and cost breakdown creation + maintenance & improvement for all technologies used by the CoE interiors
  • Cost mindset development within the different teams via appropriate training.


Candidate Requirements

Educational Requirements

  • Engineering related degree (BE/ B Tech or equivalent)


Technical knowledge and skills

  • Excel (Pivot table, Macro, VBA)
  • CATIA V5 
  • knowledge of the industrial processes  (Aluminium extrusion aluminium, SMW, composite and thermoplastic processes , lighting)
  • Project and risk management knowledge
  • Costing knowledge (quotation, cost breakdown, RDTC using value analysis)
  • Adapt the  costing activity according to the  sourcing strategy
  • Full understanding of the technical details.
  • English


Behaviour and Technical Skills

  • Organized, rigorous and pro active
  • Team spirit & ability to lead and form multi-professional working groups
  • Networking
  • Persuasive and capable to challenge the others
  • Analytical skills
  • Committed


Job Location/ Mobility

  • Bangalore India, Regular travels


An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

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