VIE Design to Cost Loco

Datum: 14.11.2023

Standort: Mannheim, DE

Unternehmen: Alstom

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.

  • 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


    Performance Measurement / KPIs

    • Use the adequate cost model to calculate the technical cost of the Product
    • Detect the most important cost drivers of the Product
    • Propose 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




    • Based on the Design of the Product and several assumptions (industrial, sourcing):
    • 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 referent on a process or a family of product
    • Generate and formalize Design To Cost ideas
    • Formalize the saving opportunities
    • Support technical business cases
    • Way of working
    • Involvement in network (REX, practices, etc.)


    Required skills & competencies


    • Bachelor / Master degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
    • Fluent in English
    • optionally, skills in German language
    • Pack Office Knowledge
    • Good Entrepreneurship
    • Very good agility and collaboration
    • Dynamic, proactive and autonomy
    • Flexible
    • Team Player


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?  


Equal opportunity statement:
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.