Product Cost Engineer - Electrical

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Date: 20-May-2021

Location: Bangalore, KA, India

Company: Alstom

Req ID:101133 

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 38900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.    

Job Title

Product Cost Engineer

Purpose of the Job

  • To realize an estimation achievable of the technical cost of the parts and assembly
  • To support the Engineering team in the Design to Cost way of working
  • To participate at the creation of the target cost in frame of tender and project
  • To support Sourcing team in the negotiation with the suppliers

Reports directly to: Product Cost Manager

Direct Reportees: Nil

Key Network & Links

  • Project Engineering team and Engineering Metier (TD/TE/TC/TS/RAMS)
  • Product Cost Manager and Engineer
  • Train Cost Manager and Engineer
  • Industrial team
  • Sourcing team

Performance Measurement/KPI

You will be in charge to:

  • Use the adequate cost model to calculate the technical cost of the Product
  • Detect the most important cost drivers of the Product
  • Purpose improvements of the design to reduce the technical and Industrial cost.
  • Promote the cost culture in the Engineering team
  • Provide the cost breakdown of the Product
  • Negotiation support for Sourcing Team


Based on the Design of the Product and several assumptions (industrial, sourcing):

  • Develop costing tools for the costing network
  • Calculate the technical cost (Should Cost / Could Cost) of the Product by using the appropriated tool
  • Ensure that the Product is fully feasible
  • Check the industrial process
  • Ensure the consistency of the assumptions
  • Contribute to the improvement of the Costing métier
  • To be a reference on a process or a family of product
  • Generate and formalize Design To Cost Ideas
  • Formalize the saving opportunities
  • Support technical business cases
  • Share the feedback coming from the supplier
  • Propose design rules to Métiers
  • Involvement in network (REX, practices, etc.)

Required skills & competencies 

  • Overall knowledge of railway industry (norms, certifications, …)
  • Industrial Process knowledge (segmentation of the industrial processes, pros and cons per processes, method time awareness)
  • Knowledge of quality gates (V-Cycle)
  • Knowledge of Engineering tools (DMA/CATIA/E3S/IGE XAO)
  • Costing knowledge (Should Cost / Could Cost)
  • Fluent in English
  • Pack Office Knowledge
  • Good Entrepreneurship
  • Very good agility and collaboration
  • Dynamic, proactive and autonomy
  • Self-learning

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​