Cost Engineer

If you’re looking for a challenging career move with a business that makes some seriously impressive products for the automotive industry, and want to experience being a critical part of a growing team then this could be just what you’re looking for…

What’s on offer?

  • Base salary of circa £45,000 to £55,000
  • Statutory pension contribution
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Family private medical
  • Hybrid working (3 days a week from home)


What will you be doing?

You will be working with manufacturing business to provide cost estimations for manufacturing components to ensure that design solutions for projects are reached at the best possible price, leading estimations for plastic components and various manufacturing techniques.
You’ll need to research into the latest equipment and materials and design & develop new cost models where necessary, working cross functionally to achieve the objectives, supporting buyers and strategic suppliers.

Who will you be doing it for?

You’ll be joining an established automotive manufacturing business with a global presence and where you will be involved in establishing cost optimised design solutions through fact-based input & negotiation, ensuring sustainable competitive advantage for the organisation.

What do you need to bring to the party?

To be successful in this role it is expected that you’ll be able to demonstrate the majority (after all no-one’s perfect!) of the following skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor or Master’s degree in engineering or relevant experience.
  • Minimum 5 years working experiences in cost estimation in well-known OEM or tier 1 supplier.
  • Excellent knowledge of plastic manufacturing techniques and processing variables
  • Knowledge of additional manufacturing techniques such as PU moulding and EPP moulding would be advantageous.
  • Have clear evidence of success stories in fact base negotiation and cost analysis skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, fluency in English, written and spoken, as well as experiences working in a global team.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel is essential with VBA coding capability preferred.
  • Fluency in German would be advantageous.

If the above sounds like the next step in your already successful career, and you’d like to learn more, apply today with a copy of your CV, LinkedIn profile or whatever you have for immediate consideration – every application is reviewed by a person, and everyone will get a response, it’s the least you deserve.

Job Information

Job Reference: V-32247
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: Contributory Pension, 3 days WFH, 25 Days holiday
Salary From: £45000
Salary To: £55000
Job Industries: Manufacturing & Production
Job Locations: Birmingham
Job Types: Permanent

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