Product Cost Manager - Electrical

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Date: 15-Jan-2023

Location: Saint-Bruno, QC, CA

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   

Join us as Product Cost Manager in the Electrical field, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in St-Bruno,Quebec.


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


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 cost. 
  • Promote the cost culture in the Engineering team 
  • Provide the cost breakdown of the Product  
  • Negotiation support for Sourcing Team 
  • Animate networking (Sourcing/Engineering/Platform)



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 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 

  • Share the feedback coming from the supplier 

  • Propose design rules to Métiers 

  • Involvement in network (REX, practices, etc.) 


Required skills & competencies  

  • 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 

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.


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