Costing Engineer - CoE Interiors

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Date: 18-Jun-2022

Location: Valenciennes, 59, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:230544 

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.  

 Missions & Responsabilities :

Tender Phase 

1. Macro costing : assess cost  impact according to norms  required by project and supplier  localization.

2. Supplier offer analysis : analyse  supplier's  offer  , assess  the  risk level and the target  price

3. Micro costing : Improve the cost  maturity of the budgetted offers.

4. Offer's REX  : collect and  analyse  data  by cross checking  the different offers 


Project Phase

1. Participation in design review : check and challenge solutions  , suggest  and  propose  cost optimization (raw  material , processes, RDTC ….. )

2. Supplier cost breakdown  : build  supplier  costbreakdown according to the bill of  material.

3. Costing  simulation  : assess products price level under the same conditions  of the  suppliers  consulted.

4. Supplier  offer comparison : assess and negotiate  the  technical and commercial proposal of the suppliers  in line with the  costbreakdown raised and according  to the different costs factors. Look and keep in mind during the negotitation phase   at the  total cost cost of ownership  by selecting the best proposal which includes  maintenace and parts assembly

5. Reliability assessment : mesure the  costing performance  between tender phase and  project  phase . Analyse the discrepancies  factually and provide factual datas  to the project manager.

6. Costing  modifications : assess the  cost  impact  of  each modification linked to scope  change and/or  process change on a current design already provided and  contractualized  to the supplier.

7. Cost optimisation : decrease components  purchase price through workshop with suppliersand/or  engineering  department  (RDTC) in an ROI approach .

8. Project REX: Build catalog of existing solutions to improve efficiency of the department  in case  of  urgent  tender phase . Compare different solutions to highlight the most suitable one to the project.



Transverses Activities

1. Database and costbreakdown creation + maintenance & improvement for  all technologies used  by the  CoE interiors 

2. Cost mindset development within the  different  teams via appropriate  training.




Profile :

Educational Requirements :

.    Engineering related degree (MSc)

Technical Knowledge and skills

·    Junior profil

·    Excel (Pivot table, Macro, VBA)

·    CATIA V5 

·    knowledge of the industrial processes (Aluminum extrusion aluminium, SMW, composite and thermoplastic processes , lighting)

·    Project and risk management knowledge

·   Costing knowledge (quotation, costbreakdown, RDTC using value analysis)

·    Adapt the costing activity according to the sourcing strategy

·   Full understanding of the technical details.

·    English.

Behavior and Technical Skills

·    Organized, rigourous and pro activee

·    Esprit d'équipe & capacité à animer et former des groupes de travail pluri-métiers

·    Networking

·    Persuasive and capable to challenge the others 

·    Analytical skills

·    Commited

Job Location/ Mobility

Valenciennes, Regular travels

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.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

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