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Senior Cost Engineer

Senior Cost Engineer

Job Title: Senior Cost Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: £50 - £60k + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JW5689
Contact Name: Jonathan Webb
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Job Published: May 05, 2021 12:25

Job Description

Senior Cost Engineer
Wiltshire - Permanent - £50 - £60k

The Senior Cost Engineer role is responsible product cost management through the product lifecycle as project progress.  The role involves working globally and with a cross functional team.  The role will work closely with procurement, engineering, NPI and manufacturing bringing to bear your experience and knowledge to challenge and reduce costs. The product cost along with time, specification and benefit is a key focus area for product development and investment appraisal.  

About the role:
Support product cost through the product lifecycle driving efficiencies and cost down.
Build ground up cost estimates for new projects currently being developed within Research Design and Development
Conduct reviews with Engineering to calculate future product costs and understand the associated risks and opportunities which could impact a product as it progresses through the development cycle.
Use your experience and knowledge to influence product, assembly and component design to reduce cost where possible.
Work closely with (challenge) Engineering, Operations, Procurement and Finance to agree achievable, but stretching Target costs.
Work with Engineering and Procurement to develop new cost calculation tools.

About you
Ability to influence senior stakeholders.
Able to manage complexity, competing interests and conflicting priorities.
Ability to challenge preconceptions and entrenched beliefs.
Ability to develop, assess and advocate strategic options.
Credibility across a multi-functional organisation as somebody. 
An engineering / manufacturing degree with previous experience within a costing role.
Demonstrable analytical ability gained in a previous engineering role or similar technical discipline.
Experience of premium consumer and/or technology businesses 
Strong communication and leadership skills
Overcomes functional boundaries to gain consensus and drive change

27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
Pension scheme
Performance related bonus
Private medical insurance
Life assurance
Sport centre
Free on-site parking