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Technical Cost Engineer

£28.61 Per Hour
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
INTERIOR DESIGN PRINCIPAL ENGINEER TECHNICAL COST Cranfield £28.61p/h We are recruiting for an Interior Design Engineer with experience of Cost Completiveness for one of our automotive clients based in Cranfield. You will be working for a globally recognised automotive company. This is a long-term contract role. The contract is on an ongoing basis and may run for several years. Key Responsibilities of the Principal Cost Engineer: A design engineering role requiring an understanding of design for customer, design for manufacture and idea generation with a distinct focus on cost competitiveness; functional leadership, data analysis and reporting. Creating concept sheets and supporting presentation to CVE. Providing technical explanation of changing content to cost estimators to set the budget. Generating design estimations for cost of change from benchmark. New model Sourcing Creating RFQ (Request for Quotation) Reviewing supplier concepts for Cost and Quality Quote and breakdown analysis Validating supplier quotes meet the RFQ and Concept needs. Identifying challenge points and queries in the quote to close the gap between quote, concept and budget. (Purchase lead commercial negotiation) Creating and presenting status to Management. Direct engagement with supplier technical and commercial. New model cost management Repeating quote & breakdown analysis at major milestones in the Project digital and physical phase, generating technical queries and challenges. Analysing design change and validation technical liability. Generating cost reduction ideas to secure product technical and commercial competitiveness. Benchmarking against internal and competitor references. Lifecycle cost management Generating technical cost reduction ideas. Benchmarking at part and vehicle feature level. Management of supplier activity, and internal reporting. Development of cost reduction design changes with supplier. Whilst the dominant focus is Technical Cost the Engineer will be expected to contribute to New Model and Lifecycle Design Engineering development when required and must display an understanding of injection moulded plastic and pressed metal assemblies. Qualifications & Experience for the Principal Cost Engineer: Design / engineering qualification CAD interrogation skills Time management skills Microsoft office (Excel and PowerPoint in particular) Previous automotive design and development experience Previous experience of cost breakdown analysis and working in a technical/commercial cross functional team. Prior knowledge of interior cabin parts / modules Prior knowledge of manufacturing processes Valid driving licence and able to travel globally Hours & Pay for the Principal Cost Engineer: Monday to Friday 39 hours per week £28.61p/h
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  • Job Reference: 707259364-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Morson Talent
    Morson Talent
  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Salary: £28.61 Per Hour
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Contract