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Cost Engineer
Warren, MI
$35 / Hr.

Position No Longer Open

Posted 4/19/2019

Required Skills

  • Key Finance interface to the program team – must be able to talk to current material and tooling cost status
  • Knowledge of PIM system and ability to walk from a base tracking model to and average equipped model
  • Knowledge of VDP process and familiarity with Business Case Review (BCR), PFI, DSI and CSO gates
  • Managerial courage to speak up to chief engineers when content cannot be afforded relative to affordable targets
  • High level of analytical agility and ability to perform complex Finance tasks where information is lacking or incomplete
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Finance or related technical field
  • At least 3 years’ relevant experience, in Cost Engineering or related field 
  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA)

Job Description

  • The Cost Analyst will manage and lead the material costbook and vendor tooling costbook updates and perform the consolidation and formatting of cost information across a SMT level
  • Facilitate the cost inputs and outputs and information required to support achievement of material cost and vendor tooling targets
  • Provide this information to the Cost Engineers, and Vehicle Systems Engineers in a timely basis (Globally as required)
  • Manage material cost and vendor tooling status updates by providing required inputs / outputs to Cost Engineers and VSEs
  • Effectively communicate, manage, and monitor cadenced SMT material cost updates
  • Accurately update the vendor tooling costbooks
  • Analyze costbooks for completeness and accuracy
  • Develop and deliver SMT material cost information utilizing a common template to Vehicle System Engineers and Program Cost Management
  • Support SMTs as required with analysis and material cost/vendor tooling data (includes cost walk / comparison analysis)
  • Regional facilitator, helping other regions obtain SMT level data as well as obtaining SMT data from other regions as required
  • Ability to manage and lead complex projects and assignments with a high level of autonomy and accountability for results
  • Analytical ability, effective communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with local and global team members customers to solve problems and resolve issues
  • In-depth understanding of Vehicle Development Process
  • Demonstrated ability in use of Microsoft Office software and Web applications
  • In-depth understanding of systems (GPDS, APM, GPS, SharePoint, AMPL / ELB, VCAMS, PIM)

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