VIE - Product Cost Engineer

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Date: 23-Nov-2022

Location: Savigliano, CN, IT

Company: Alstom

Req ID:284081 

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 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   

Job Title

EN-PR-40: Cost Engineer

Purpose of the Job

To realize an estimation of the Electrical technical cost of the parts / systems (wiring Harness, cubicles,...) defined by the engineering team

To support the Electrical engineering team in the design to cost way of working

To participate at the creation of the target cost

To support sourcing team in the negotiation with the suppliers

Position in the Organis

Organisation Reporting

To adapt site by site, but the recommendation by order of preference is Costing Dpt, Engineering Dpt, Tender&Project Dpt.

Network & Links

Projet Engineering Manager and Train Design Engineer and DtC animator

Lead Engineer and Designer

Design to cost Network

Industrial team

Sourcing team


Performance Measurement/KPI’s

Apply or develop a methodology to calculate the technical cost of a component/system along the product development cycle

(from parametric to analytic methodology)

Apply or develop cost analysis method on the cost of a component/system

Purpose improvements of the design or manufacturing process to reduce the technical cost.

Promote the cost culture in the engineering team

Provide the cost breakdown of the component to the sourcing team (negotiation support)


Based on the Specifications of a family of product :

o Create a cost model on a family of product

o Evaluate the technical cost of the component by using cost model approach

Based on the Design of the component :

o Take assumptions about the industrial processes

o Calculate the technical cost of the component by using the appropriated tool

Contribute to the improvement of the cost métier :

o To be a referent on a process or a family of product

o Share the feedback coming from the supplier

o Formalize the saving opportunities

Job Specifications

Knowledge & Experience :


  • Good product knowledge
  • Aged between 18 and 28 
  • French citizenship or citizen of the European Economic Area 
  • Good industrial Process knowledge
  • Curious
  • Open-mindedness
  • Rigorous
  • Good communication with other people

Nice to have

  • Able to use DMA/CATIA for basic work
  • Able to use SAP to extract costing information

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.   



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