VIE - Product Cost Analyst (mechanical)

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Date: 14 May 2024

Location: Hennigsdorf, DE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:453942 


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 more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide. 

Imagine playing a central role in reducing the carbon footprint of Europe´s busiest public transit system and doing so with a consistently ranked Top Employer with a global reach. As part of the DACH Region, Hennigsdorf production & engineering site is proudly working to transform the collective mobility towards a more sustainable future.

As part of the Design to Cost team you will integrate a young, dynamic and multicultural team in a challenging environment.


Purpose of the job:

  • To challenge costs and improve environmental impact with a "just enough" design approach
  • To realize an achievable estimation of the cost of various components and systems of a train
  • To generate ideas of design improvement
  • To participate in the creation of the target costs for tenders and projects
  • To promote a cost awareness in the Design Engineering team


Way of working:

  • Identify the main cost drivers of the product and propose solutions to tackle costs
  • Propose designs to reduce technical and industrial costs while improving energy consumption
  • Use the adequate tools and cost models to calculate the technical cost of the product
  • Compare and analyze similar projects through benchmarks
  • Provide the cost breakdown of products
  • Work closely with engineering team to provide a cost perspective to Project Management



  • Calculate the technical cost of products and systems
  • Generate and formalize saving opportunities
  • Ensure the consistency of the assumptions
  • Check the impact on technical performances, energy consumption, mechanical integration, industrial processes and supply chain
  • Support in the design changes along the development cycle
  • Contribute to reach project cost targets


Required skills & competencies:


  • Bachelor / Master degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial processes basic knowledge
  • Fluent in English, optionally skills in German
  • Good entrepreneurship and persistence
  • Very good agility and collaborative spirit
  • Dynamic, proactive and autonomous

You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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