Product Cost Engineer - Electrical

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Date: 15-Mar-2023

Location: Saint-Bruno, QC, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:403069 


Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Alstom’s products portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, customized services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. With Bombardier Transportation joining Alstom on January 29, 2021, the new Group’s combined revenue amounted to €15.7 billion for the 12-month period that ended March 31, 20201. Headquartered in France, Alstom is now present in 70 countries and employs 75,000 people. 


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 in the creation of the target cost in the frame of tender and project
  • To support the Sourcing team in the negotiation with the suppliers


Performance Measurement, 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 costs
  • 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 appropriate 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 metrics:

  • 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
  • Share the feedback coming from the supplier
  • Propose design rules to Métiers
  • Involvement in the network (REX, practices, etc.)


Required skills & competencies

  • Overall knowledge of the 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 Electrical Engineering design (Wiring/Devices list, functional/Pure scheme, component sizing…), architecture, integration, tools (DMA/CATIA/EHI/E3S/SEE ONE/FAO-CAO)
  • Knowledge of EMC, Maintainability/Safety
  • Product / Component knowledge (cubicle, harnesses, cable, connector, cabling accessories, relays, circuit breakers, etc)
  • Costing knowledge (Should Cost / Could Cost)
  • Great communication skills in English
  • Experience using MS Office suite
  • Ideally, you have good entrepreneurial skills, agility and collaboration, as well as you're a dynamic, proactive and autonomous professional with a good sense of self-learning skills


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


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.


Alstom is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.


Effective 29 January 2021, Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. This is a Bombardier Transportation Legal Entity Position - positions at Bombardier Transportation companies are all members of the Alstom Group.