Product Cost Engineer - Electrical (m/f/d)

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Date: 22-Jan-2023

Location: Hennigsdorf, DE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:399996 


As a pioneer of a low-carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions as a sustainable basis for the transport of the future. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, subways, monorails and trams to integrated systems, tailor-made services, infrastructure, signalling technology and digital mobility solutions. When you join us, you become part of a social, responsible and innovative company where more than 70,000 employees worldwide work on greener and smarter mobility.



Join us as a Product Cost Engineer - Electrical based in Hennigsdorf (Berlin), Germany


Purpose of the position

  • Provide estimates of realistically achievable engineering costs for parts and assemblies. 
  • Support the engineering team in the application of design to cost procedures and methods.
  • Participate in the preparation of target costs in the context of tenders and projects.
  • Support the sourcing team in negotiating with suppliers.



Based on the design of the product and different assumptions (Industrial / Sourcing).

  • Development of cost calculation tools for the cost network
  • Calculating the technical costs (Should Costs / Could Costs) of the product using appropriate tools
  • Ensure full product validity
  • Verification of the applied industrial processes
  • Ensure consistency of assumptions made


Contributing to the improvement of the cost metier

  • Referee for a process or product family
  • Creating and documenting design to cost ideas
  • Documenting cost reduction potentials
  • Supporting technical business cases
  • Working methods / processes / methods
  • Distributing feedback from suppliers
  • Propose design rules to the Métiers
  • Participate in the DtC network (REX, practices, etc.)


Required skills and competences:

  •  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


Why Alstom?


Alstom is the leading company in the rail sector and solves exciting challenges for the mobility of tomorrow. That's why we value curious and innovative people who work together with passion to reinvent mobility and thus make it smarter and more sustainable. Every day, we continue to develop our agile, inclusive and responsible culture, in which our employees are offered the opportunity to learn, grow and advance professionally – even across different functions and locations. Are you ready to join a global community of motivated people and embark with them on a challenging journey with tangible impact and concrete goals?


As an employer, Alstom stands for equal opportunities. By creating an inclusive work environment in which all employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, individual differences are valued and respected. All applicants will be considered solely on the basis of their qualifications, regardless of skin colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or other characteristics protected by law.