High-Speed Train Cost Leader

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Date: 30-Nov-2022

Location: Hennigsdorf, DE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:313623 



Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide.






What if you could help a leading company create the most efficient and secure digital mobility systems for tomorrow?


We are currently looking for a High-Speed Train Cost Leader in Hennigsdorf (Close to Berlin) to conduct design-to-cost activities within the framework of tenders and projects.



Your mission:

•    Setting priorities and clear guidelines for development teams to achieve cost targets.
•    Coordination of design-to-cost resources to provide relevant DtC expertise for tenders and projects.


Your responsibilities will include:



  • Coordinate all design-to-cost investigations and professions to achieve the agreed goals 
  • Ensuring the conversion of identified savings potentials into validated cost reductions compared to the baseline 
  • Perception of the design-to-cost representative in the bid or project team. Ensure and organise regular steering committees to communicate progress 
  • Active practice of Design to Cost through the application of DtC tools and methods
  • Calculate & regularly update the "Cost by Unit in Dev" of the train based on IBS & subsystems
  • Definition and agreement of the recurring "cost per unit" target of the train based on IBS & Sub systems. The involvement of the project participants must be ensured.
  • Coordination of cost resources & expertise
  • Based on benchmark, DtC expertise and objectives compared to the current recurring costs of the train: highlight key costs and propose priorities to stakeholders.




Your experience and qualifications :

•    Highly skilled communicator with the ability to form and maintain good relationships internally and externally  
•    Excellent attention to detail skills 
•    Very good agility and collaboration 
•    Dynamic, proactive and autonomous attitude  
•    Strong interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills
•    Knowledge of quality gates (V-Cycle)
•    Overall knowledge of railway industry is a plus
•    Fluency in English 
•    Commercial and financial acumen 
•    Confident handling of MS Excel
•    Qliksense, DMA and Catia is a plus 



Why Alstom?


Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?


Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law.


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You actively identify issues and risks and develop correction plans

You are a problem solver

You act process minded, data-driven and fact based



You accept differences

You excel in collaboration and


You actively support inclusion



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