Cost Engineer in Warren, MI at The Bartech Group

Date Posted: 4/10/2021

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Job #:  205796

Job Description

If you are an experienced Cost Engineer looking for a position with a leading company, Bartech can help! We are a leading staffing firm and our clients include some over the nation’s biggest companies. Our client has a need for a Cost Engineer. This is a contract position; however it is not uncommon for assignments to transition into permanent positions with our client companies. If you have the background we are looking for, and you are interested in an opportunity to get your foot in the door with leading company, we want to talk with you!

Applicant must be eligible to work in the US for immediate opening.  For this opportunity, the successful candidate will be directly employed by Bartech Staffing as a W2 employee while providing services to our end client.

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Job Responsibilities                                              

Your specific duties as a Cost Engineer will include:          

  • Compensation (Range):  / hour: 35-49 HR
  • The Vehicle Material Cost Specialist (AKA Cost Engineer or CE) is responsible to create, analyze and validate component material costs and targets.
  • The cost engineer will be responsible for generating ground-up / detailed material cost estimates that encompass both piece price estimations and production tooling estimations.
  •  Collaboration with key internal cross functional peers is essential; the selected candidate will have a working relationship with the product engineering team, the purchasing and supply chain team, the vehicle program team, our global joint venture partners in China, and to an extent the external component supply base.
  • This role involves a high level of independent judgment, initiative, creativity, and the management of multiple estimates that focus specifically on identifying accurate cost estimates as well as proposed cost reductions. The cost engineer will have exposure to the next generation of automotive vehicles while working with leading edge automotive experts and technologies.
  • The candidate should be able to analyze, organize, and understand large amount of data.
  • Comprehensive manufacturing process knowledge is required. An understanding of regional difference in manufacturing processes / assumptions is helpful.
  • Be an active partner with the internal GPSC purchasing team – aid in providing a fair yet competitive component cost.
  • Occasional domestic travel to supplier facilities for enhanced costing collaboration and support of the specific engineering / purchasing team.
  • Support the assigned Zero-Based Cost Blitz activity a piece price perspective, which may include; exterior lighting, fascia’s and grills, sunroof modules, exterior painted body molding, spoilers, wipers, washers and glass.

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Job Requirements

As a Cost Engineer you must represent our company well by being responsible, punctual and motivated to go above and beyond the call of duty. You must also be highly detail-oriented and organized with excellent analytic and problem-solving abilities. It is also important that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience in the financial evaluation of technical concepts and comprehensive understanding of production processes.
  • An understanding of automotive industry trends that are occurring within the field regarding new technologies, autonomous driving, electrification, and additive manufacturing is a plus.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments with a high degree of autonomy and complexity.
  • Ability to lead change, resolve conflicts, and influence without direct authority.
  • Able to assimilate a large amount of cost data and clearly condense / communicate information to the larger team in an efficient way.
  • Analytical ability to solve problems that are unique and sometimes complex. Ability to use data driven analysis to identify solutions and establish next steps to assigned projects.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with global team members and cross functional peers.
  • Demonstrated ability to use all Microsoft Office software and show an expertise in MS Excel. Ability to use / learn GMCO$T (internal GM cost estimating software).
  • At least 3 years relevant experience in automotive cost estimating, automotive manufacturing, automotive product design / engineering, or automotive purchasing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, or related / relevant field of study.
  • A Graduate degree in Business Administration (MBA), Technical Management, or Engineering.
  • Development of supplier component quotes to OEM’s
  • Manufacturing and or launch experience in an automotive setting (OEM, tier 1 or tier 2 environment).

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As a Cost Engineer with Bartech, you will be working through an established and respected staffing organization with over 40 years of serving as a trusted partner to our client companies. We are dedicated to providing our talent with personal, responsive attention, and will assign an employee care representative to answer any questions or concerns that you might have. Depending upon the client, the assignment and your performance, you can find potential opportunities for direct employment. Your hard work and professional dedication will be rewarded with competitive compensation, including benefits.

Available benefits for Cost Engineer Position may include (but are not limited to):

  • Exceptional medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k)

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