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Cost Engineer

Job Reference Number: ID753

Gordon Murray Group is a UK-based global luxury brand dedicated to creating and manufacturing the world’s greatest driving cars. These ultra-exclusive cars are engineered and designed without compromise to provide unrivalled driving experiences and driver-centric connection.

With multiple sites in Shalford, Dunsfold, Warwick and a new purpose-built HQ on its way in Windlesham, the Gordon Murray Group continues to grow with multiple vehicle programmes currently in development.  As a result, we currently have exciting opportunities for a Cost Engineer to join the team based in Shalford, Surrey.

Principal Accountabilities:

The Cost Engineer role will work closely with the responsible buying, engineering, and manufacturing teams. The cost engineer’s primary role is to take engineering data and analyse to create a cost up model to allow cost targets to be generated. These targets can then be used as a tool for buyer/supplier cost negotiations to ensure BoM targets are delivered. Additionally, the role is also to analyse supplied supplier QAF data to ensure GMD are receiving value for money and identify opportunities and/or errors in suppliers cost calculations again to be used as part of the buyer/supplier negotiations.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct detailed analysis of the CATIA data released by the engineering team and to be able to build a bottom-up costing, to assess manufacturing feasibility looking at labour, materials, process times and purchased parts as the integral elements that drives cost.
  • Be fully up to date with market values on materials, both labour & facility rates, manufacturing processes and latest trends.
  • Feedback results of complex analysis into the procurement team to aid cost reduction opportunities.
  • Coordinate cost engineering activities to develop / validate 2D/3D data which input into costtargets for future production programs.
  • Work with the engineering team at concept design stage to aid design to cost philosophy.
  • Analysing Quotation Analysis Forms supplied from suppliers to critique and identify opportunities for cost reduction.
  • Responsible for managing and creating analysis templates that can be used for other function groups
  • Responsible for presenting to the management team and key stakeholders opportunities for cost down or to present areas of concern and risk.
  • Responsible for working with the buying community to help identify cost down opportunities and aid supplier contract/cost negotiations.
  • Responsible for understanding the current labour rates, facility rates, material and process times for the manufacturing processes involved in composite manufacture.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a database of relevant information appertaining to the role & associated tasks.
  • Responsible for market research into new manufacturing processes or alternative materials that could be used to aid innovation with designs & costs.
  • Responsible for preparing and reporting on market trends as part of the market research.
  • Schedule own activities to ensure procurement & engineering deliverables are met against required specifications within timescales and budgets.
  • Plan and maintain progress in improving personal professional competence and ensure that your technical knowledge and expertise is kept up to date.
  • Provide high quality and imaginative & innovative component technical solutions to project requirements, under the guidance of a more senior engineer when necessary.
  • Where appropriate support any activities in a make vs buy scenario.
  • Responsible for managing and arranging meetings with all key stakeholders to identify plan of action in support of cost negotiations or working with suppliers on continuous improvements.
  • Responsible for looking at longer term productivity improvements that can benefit both supplier and the business with efficiencies in the manufacturing process.
  • Use knowledge of component supplier base to suggest design solutions Maintain pro-active liaison between Styling, Design, Engineering, Procurement, EDB and Workshop to ensure effective project communication.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Experience of cost engineering in an automotive OEM or Tier 1 supplier
  • In depth understanding of manufacturing processes in automotive manufacturing
  • Quotation Analysis Form interrogation
  • Competence in reviewing technical drawings and GD+T.
  • Bottom-up costing.
  • Experience with Apriori costing software preferred but not essential.
  • CATIA V5 (or alternative CAD system) design experience preferred, but not essential.
  • Organised, persuasive, resourceful, flexible, ambitious, self-directing, passion for delivering objectives, comfortable challenging existing processes.
  • Clear and effective communication skills with internal and external clients.
  • Analytical, methodical, inquisitive and lateral thinker.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good commercial awareness.
  • Solid IT Skills including Excel.
  • Able to read & analyse 2D and 3D data.
  • Excellent mathematical skills.

What’s on Offer:

As well as the opportunity to work with a fantastic team, the position comes with:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Private Medical Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Holiday Loyalty Bonus Scheme
  • Enhanced Personal Pension Plan
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Pay
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Recruitment Referral Incentive Scheme
  • Parking Onsite

Gordon Murray Group is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, race, marital status, genetic information or parental status. We strive to promote a workplace that celebrates diversity and encourages individuals to express their opinions and beliefs.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you require any reasonable adjustments to assist with your application.

All applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK.




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