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  • Job reference: RMS0158101

Cost Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/08/2015
  • Time left:
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    (31/08/15)
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The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

The Role:
We are currently seeking a Cost Engineer to work for our leading Automotive client based in Crewe working on a on-going contract basis.

To establish target piece-part and investment prices for existing and new vehicle programmes, validate supplier quoted prices and price increase claims, develop negotiations as required, identify cost reduction opportunities and promote "Best Value" engineering practice both within the client and supply base.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Minimum 5 years Product Cost Management, Estimating and Process Planning experience within a Production Engineering/ Manufacturing Environment ideally with an automotive OEM or tier 1 automotive supplier.
Purchasing, Procurement and knowledge of Automotive Cost Estimating/ Engineering practices are highly desirable including Kaizen, Poke-Yoke, Kanban, Value Analysis/ Value Engineering and, of course Cost Modelling techniques
"whole vehicle" component & system manufacturing process/ materials knowledge, Cost estimating, value engineering and cost control experience
Knowledge of cost accounting practice , Excellent "face to face" negotiation/ influencing skills, Practical knowledge and experience in lean manufacturing techniques
Practical Industrial Engineering skills (i.e. work measurement, method study, process engineering), PC literate especially Excel, Word & Powerpoint, Able to read and interpret engineering drawings
Able to travel (UK & overseas) Clean Driving Licence
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