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Cost Engineer

Cost Engineer

Contract - South West UK

This is a new short term (6 month) specialist Cost Engineering role, reporting directly to the Senior Manager – Cost Engineering.

Key responsibilities:

•Work with a number of PMT’s to understand what Scope of Work has been issued to suppliers 
•Match the above SOW with what has been quoted and check for VFM, with a emphasis on looking for opportunities to reduce cost or delay the D&D spend
•Where suppliers have not had a SOW, gain the SOW from the PMT and work with procurement to update the suppliers D&D quote based on that SOW
•Work with engineers and suppliers to create detailed specifications, and identify D&D Cost Reduction opportunities – and ensure they are adopted and benefits realised

Qualifications, skills and behaviours:

We seek applications from individuals with a proven track-record of success within a Cost Engineering, Cost Control function.  Individuals should have a broad Engineering knowledge, and preferable experience gained within the Automotive Industry.
•Substantial experience with a Cost Engineering or Cost Control Function
•Demonstrate understanding of technical engineering relevant to the Automotive industry
•Strong commercial background within a High-Tech manufacturing, engineering or technology business
•Proficient negotiator with proven abilities in influencing people at all levels of an organisation
•Strong manufacturing and quality knowledge with a process orientation to govern cost and supplier selection
•Experience in product costing and/or costed Bill of Materials and identification of product cost drivers
•Understanding of legal regulations and contract setting would be desirable
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills for reporting to stakeholders at different levels
Strong problem solving and analytical skills: to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions