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  • Job reference: RMS0119490

Senior Cost Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 14/12/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (21/12/12)
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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:
• Evaluate product and investment costs for current and future product development plans
• Proactively work towards achievement of cost target objectives with Purchase and Engineering functions
• Develop product cost targets at system, feature and part level that support financial objectives
• Support Purchase in the development of tooling cost targets
• In conjunction with Engineering and Purchase, establish optimum costs that support project targets
• Prepare cost status through module SET process including risks and opportunities, reporting on a monthly basis
• Support design process in providing cost evaluation of alternative proposals, including PLO activities
• Support the supplier nomination process and final price negotiations with Purchase function
• Represent the Financial Controller - Purchase/unit Cost in a window role capacity. (Deputize for the Manager)
• Coordinate and assure the achievement of the agreed priorities with the Financial Controller

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Technical and commercial training through apprenticeship (or equivalent).
Educated to HND level in engineering/manufacturing techniques.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Strong experience in cost engineering.
Significant experience in cost estimation techniques, preferably within the automotive industry.
Knowledge and application of VE and VA techniques.
Evaluation of supplier quotations and involvement in negotiations with suppliers.
Knowledge of cost accounting practice
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