Product Cost Engineer (Electrical)

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Date: 22 Nov 2023

Location: Saint-Ouen, J, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:400107 

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 



 Cost monitoring and optimization is key for Alstom to ensure its competitiveness in tender phase as well as during project execution. This is the core mission of Design to Cost Department.

As part of Alstom Saint-Ouen (93) site Organization, we are closely working with all technical leaders, Tender/Project teams and Sourcing community to ensure that all electrical parts of the train are at a just enough level in terms of technical definition and cost.  

Always keeping a global technical and cost view, Design to Cost challenge is to contribute to the best Total Cost of Ownership at train level (acquisition + integration + maintenance…).


Purpose of the job


During tenders and projects development, reporting to the Design to Cost Manager, the Electrical Product Cost Engineer is in charge of evaluating product technical & economical features as well as identifying optimizations.


After an induction program, her/his mission will be to:

  • Lead Design to Cost activities on a Project (or Tender) electrical scope
  • Assess the cost of products (electrical components, harnesses, cubicles, …) all along their design/development cycle with the support of costing tools, set up relevant target costs, support technical business cases with relevant cost analysis
  • Prepare and participate to sourcing negotiations
  • Generate optimizations ideas on the electrical scope and make them applied on the project/tender (with the participation to the Project design reviews, the challenge of the requirements, the best architecture selection, the Just enough sizing, Make or Buy studies, etc.)


Your profile :

Expected skills:

  • 5 years minimum in Industry (ideally Railway Industry) or other Companies with product development stakes
  • Technical background : Master’s degree in Engineering is a plus
  • Cost culture would be appreciated
  • Industrial processes knowledge would be appreciated
  • English speaker is a must


You have a good team spirit and you are results oriented, with good communication skills as you will be in interaction with diverse internal and external interlocutors (Engineering, Industrial and Sourcing departments, projects/tenders team, suppliers, ...). 


Note this position requires punctual travels to Alstom sites and suppliers. 

Position based in Saint-Ouen (93). 



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. 





Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Product Development, Research

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