Platform Cost Manager

Date: 16 nov. 2022

Lieu: Saint-Ouen, FR

Entreprise: Alstom

Req ID:344362 

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 




Purpose of the job:

In charge for the Platform,  of:

  • Costing analysis on pre-tenders, tenders
  • Costing support to R&D programs (monitoring of R&D cost and Product target cost)
  • Support to Regions during project phase (using Reference Libraries) on costing activities
  • Deploying costing rules, database and governance for Platform activities



Reports directly to: Competitiveness Director




Key accountabilities:


  • Tender and Project costing
  1. Support to pre-tenders: costing simulations and / or pre-costing for decision making purpose , scenario in quick costing enabling the Bid Team to select the more cost efficient offer for the Customer
  2. Support to Platform and Bid team with cost analysis, challenge with costing reviews, benchmark and allocation of cost targets
  3. Update cost database with latest tenders costing, to strengthen process of target costing and allocation on next tenders


  • Cost library/database
  1. Ensure consistency on cost library creation and updates (cost structure, nature of cost, Make or Buy strategy….)
  2. Ensure Platform ‘s cost library (templates, and costing database) is available, updated into the repository and compliant with the Product Strategy of the Platform
  3. Contribute to the return on experience, continuous improvement and the share of best practices


  • R&D / Sustaining
  1. Support to R&D and sustaining programs with analysis and consolidation when needed : business cases, preparation of Product Approval Boards for R&D, competitiveness action plan, task force, assessment, Design to cost activities…


Performance measurements:   

  1. Quality and timeliness of gap analysis
  2. Completion and accuracy of cost library/database


Educational Requirements :

Mandatory:  Engineering Master degree and/or Business Administration




  • Minimum 5 years of experience in industry ( costing or finance ideally)



  • Experience in Railway industry
  • Knowledgeable of Costing, or Engineering, or Sourcing in similar industry


Competencies & Skills  

  • Technical:
  • Project Management and / or Industry background
  • Ability to understand operational flows (engineering, manufacturing, industrial, etc)
  • Good communication skill (presentations, synthesis, relationship with contributors ...)
  • Comfortable in an international and a multi-cultural environment
  • Fluent in English: spoken and written and ideally french


  • Behavioral:
    • Results and data driven, Design to Cost spirit
    • Rigorous, able to give structure to a collective team work
    • Collaborative management, facilitating team working, able to drive a collective team work
    • Comfortable in an international and a multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to deliver on-time
    • Transparency, autonomy, anticipation, initiative, reactivity



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.