Deputy Bid Manager

Date: 24-May-2019

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Company: Alstom

As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customised services (maintenance, modernisation), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions.

Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems.

The company recorded sales of €8.1 billion and booked €12.1 billion of orders in the 2018/19 fiscal year.

Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 36,300 people.


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The candidate will be responsible for preparing, leading and managing all costing aspects of a tender within the tender team and support local Bid manager activities.


Organizational report

Hierarchical Manager: Bid Manager

Functional Manager: Sr Bid Cost Manager



  • Support analysis of top level requirement capture, support choice of product Reference Library and produce first cost estimate with high level gap analysis(quick estimate) for GO/NO GO decision
  • Lead cost estimation activities based on costing by gap approach (including costing of identified risks & savings) with all participating units
  • Support detailed requirement capture, definition of cost drivers, identification of delta vs reference, definition of gaps / options to be costed and setting of targets for gaps
  • Define the target cost for the relevant sub-systems (when not catalogue) and analyze the target price defined by Product & Strategy
  • Is the point of contact for Department Heads and Participating Units for costing activities during the tender and negotiation phase
  • Co-ordinate gathering of gap cost information, consolidate cost inputs into the ‘C’ commitment and secure validation from the concerned stakeholders
  • Prepare the Cost & Pricing forms to comply with ALSTOM approval process, e-project connectors and client submittal formats
  • Lead cost estimation activities for changes discussed with the customer during negotiation and update the cost commitment
  • Support hand-over of cost commitment to project phase (Tender Transfer Meeting) :
  • Ensure this step is done without impact on overall cost commitment
  • Support the Signalling BID Manager during proposal development, being the interface with the local team in Toronto and in the following activities:
    • Identify, analyze and register the risks and saving opportunities
    • Ensure that Transport and Signaling Bid Processes are followed
    • Control  tender budget and make sure it is respected



  • Degree in Engineering or in a business-related field and/or an Associate Degree in finance
  • 2 to 3 years of experience in project or bid cost management/reporting
  • Experience with Mercury and Primavera tools, or other similar cost consolidation and scheduling tools
  • Project management and project controlling knowledge



  • Team work
  • Autonomy
  • Proactive
  • Good communication skills
  • Sense of urgency
  • Resilience
  • Fluent in english.

Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals. Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility. Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs. Our commitment is to you, the employee.

Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking. Make switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


Alstom abides by the requirements of Canadian equal employment laws. These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other status.

Alstom is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Women and Minorities.

Alstom is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Alstom is a drug-free workplace.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities 

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations). If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please note this in our online application.

Upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete required authorization to work documentation for Canada.

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