Staff Cost Engineer

at Lucid Motors
Location Newark, California
Date Posted August 4, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


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We are currently seeking a Staff. Cost Engineer to support the Supply Chain Organization in all vehicle manufacturing commodities. The Cost Estimator will play a key role in providing product costs, process costs and cost driver analysis. This will ensure accurate, plausible should-be piece cost and tooling cost.

  • You Will:

  • Bring in depth technical knowledge and know-how of product processes and mechanics to drive should-be cost modelling.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Purchasing, Engineering, Finance and Operations to provide defendable cost estimating support for existing, changing and new parts throughout the complete vehicle.
  • Identify and build Cost Driver Models to assist in design and purchasing activities.
  • Develop robust Cost Models to determine should-be costs across all commodities and for both green and brown sights.
  • Promote and Support Design-to-Cost activities in early product development cycles.
  • Develop defendable models for ground-up estimating of production tools.
  • Collect and maintain key cost driver data including raw materials, production labor, machine rates, process parameters, SG&A and Engineering.
  • You Bring:

  • Curiosity. This is a position that will require build from scratch thinking in a fast-paced environment.
  • BS/BA degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, or finance discipline.
  • Minimum of 8 years experience in manufacturing costing of one or more of the following: Electronics, Casting, Stamping, Assembly, Tooling.
  • Expertise in Excel based modeling that is understandable and defendable; building detailed benchmark and what-if models for piece cost, tooling and engineering.
  • Strong written and verbal skills as well as organizational and program management capabilities
  • Ability to deep-dive costs from both a top-down and bottom-up approach.
  • Experience in the Automotive Industry is a plus.

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