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Vehicle Cost Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1025643

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 12-15-2016


The Vehicle Cost Engineer (VCE) is the vehicle level cost program manager from concept approval to the end of life for a vehicle program. The Vehicle Cost Engineer is responsible for owning the overall vehicle cost management process, including driving uniformity in the development and tracking of component targets and change management. The Vehicle Cost Engineer will develop a checkbook to support the vehicle's overall business case. Act as the point person for Purchasing for target cost and investment concerns during the sourcing process. Manage all changes to the component cost and investment checkbook via the corporate change management process. Work with multiple cross functional organizations and all levels of management from senior executives, product design and platform release engineers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or equivalent from an ABET accredited university or minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Finance
  • 1+ 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 & Development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced technical or management degree
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Ability to present ideas and concepts successfully to all levels of management
  • Ability to productively manage change
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Excellent MS Office skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Engineering vehicle cost analysis
  • Familiarity with finance terminology
  • Experience using financial management systems (Fastcar2 is preferred)
  • Tooling and variable cost estimating

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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