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  • Job reference: RMS0215576

Cost Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 21/08/2019
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Time left:
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    (02/10/19)
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The Role:
The role will cover two phases. In phase one, the 'Project Phase', the vehicle will be designed and a full project plan will be created with decisions made on how and where to build the vehicle and set the plans in motion. In the second phase, the sustainable manufacture of the product will come on stream.

During phase one the Cost Engineer will evaluate different technologies, processes and supplier quotes to support engineering as well as procurement selecting the most appropriate design. The quote analysis will also be used by procurement for negotiating the best cost for the production material.

In second phase the job holder continuously identifies and implement cost down ideas. Process analysis and optimizations at the supplier´s plants are one of the key activities of the cost engineer

Support the engineering and design process by comparing different processes, production materials and production locations on the basis of calculations

Provide design recommendations on the basis of cost evaluations

*Conduct on-site process analysis and process optimization at the supplier plants to improve our cost position

Implement and monitoring of cost down measures at the suppliers to support multi-year savings contracts

Analysis of supplier quotes to identify negotiation possibilities

Lead Make or Buy studies together with controlling to improve cost position or supply delivery performance and support market value proposition

Support material cost controlling with bottom-up cost analysis of products, processes or hole plants

Supplier development with regards to the suppliers cost position and by that its robust financial performance

The Company:
Our Client is one of the world's biggest manufacturing companies, and in a new departure, they are now seeking to add world-class Automotive expertise to support the manufacture of a new, uncompromising 4x4 coming to market by the end of 2020. The creation of this new 4x4 will honour the spirit of traditional rugged off-roading, whilst offering a step change in build quality and reliability and meeting the safety and environmental considerations of the present day - a significant challenge, and

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Ideally 3-5 years' experience gained at either a Tier 1 automotive supplier or automotive OEM

Able to demonstrate direct knowledge of value analysis and value engineering

Experience in leading cross functional change management and cost down projects

Excellent project management skills, with a track record of delivery

Demonstrable ability to prioritise tasks and have effective time management and analytical skills

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

There will be significant travel involved in the role

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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