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Competitive Benchmarking Vehicle Cost Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1028325

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 6-22-2017


The Pre-Program Approval Vehicle Cost Engineer (VCE) is responsible for compiling competitive cost data from a third party with understanding and compare to internal vehicles for cost, weight or innovative opportunities for new vehicles. The responsibilities may include analyzing and validating material cost and supplier tooling estimate/target data for vehicle programs up to and including the program approval milestone. The activity begins with the initial vehicle concept and continues through program approval. The VCE will work within the VCE cost development process, including usage of tools to extract cost data from existing FCA systems (i.e. Fastcar2, A2MAC1, VAMR, TeamCenter) to validate costs relative to content and design. The validation results will then be used to create reports that are used to prepare for Product Committee presentations. The VCE will work with multiple cross-functional organizations and all levels of management from executives to Product Design and Release Engineers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in Engineering from an ABET accredited university. Other educational credentials, combined with relevant experience, may be considered
  • Minimum of 6 years of automotive industry experience at an OEM or large tier 1 to include one or more of the following areas: engineering program management (technical or financial), including leading a cross functional team; vehicle program management (technical or financial), including leading a cross functional team; engineering design and development
  • Strong background with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with management of large data sets
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong working knowledge of Automotive Systems and Components
  • Experience with FCA Bill of Material system
  • Experience with Cost Estimation
  • Ability to present ideas and concepts successfully to all levels of management
  • Ability to productively manage change
  • Ability to motivate and lead people that do not report directly to you
  • Familiarity with finance terminology
  • Experience using financial management systems (Fastcar2, PentaSAP, TeamCenter, VAMR)

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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