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Cost Engineering Iron & Steel Ref: 04967

Cost Engineering Iron & Steel Ref: 04967

Are you a skilled and passionate Engineer ? Are you also "Professional, Flexible & Engaging"? Then you are the right person for us!


About Assign

Assign Group AB is a consultancy company within the Automotive, Aerospace and IT business. Assign Group is the holding company of the subsidiaries Assign Systems AB, Assign Professional AB and Assign Professional Inc.

The majority of our employees are engineers and designers and have extensive experience from there are of expertise.

Since the company was founded in 2005, our focus has been to provide service excellence to customers in our key areas. We are now one of the leading providers in the automotive area with focus on design, electronics and engineering. The industrial footprint in the aerospace and IT sectors is also growing rapidly.

 Assignment description

We are hiring an Cost Engineer to work at one of our clients within the Automotive industry.  Secure efficient procurement of components for product development. Calculate part and tooling costs based on input coming from product development and set cost objectives for the purchasing organization. Need to have a solid manufacturing knowledge and work in close cooperation with product development and purchasing.


Your main responsibility will be be to calculate part prices and tooling investments, both in new truck projects and as a support to today’s truck business. You will perform cost target setting and cost breakdowns of new and existing parts based on drawings or physical parts.

You will start early in the advanced engineering / concept selection phase, working intimately with engineering and design. You will follow the products thru the development phases and then actively support the targets you have set in the sourcing process.

Another part of Cost Engineering work is to support the change management process, calculating impact in tooling and product cost.

In this work it’s important to cooperate with many different parts of our organization such as buyers, engineers, project leaders, module managers and of course your colleagues within the Controlling & Strategy department.


  Personal attributes

The clients  believe that you have experience mechanical engineering in different castings methods. We hope that you have in-depth knowledge of materials, such as steel grades, aluminium, alloys, copper etc
You should have knowledge in process / production times, assembly methods and of how production setups for different parts are manufactured

You should as a Cost Engineer have deep knowledge in tooling and dies. This means you should understand all the steps that go into Dies / tools manufacturing, such as design, CNC, die spotting, bench work, spark eroding etc. This also applies for checking fixtures. 

In you daily work you will be an active partner with PD supporting with Design to Cost – giving industrial engineering support giving advice on efficient designs for maneuverability and also on material selection that fulfills the design criteria’s.

You will be an active partner in negotiations together with purchasing both in the initial sourcing and in the change management process.  

You will be required to be able to take in-depth technical discussions with supplier in their production lines or lay-outs about cost drivers and investments.

In the change management you should be able to understand the impact on dies / tools and be able to transfer this into cost  

You will be required to frequently visit suppliers / technical exhibitions, this in order to be aware of current production methods and materials, but also future technologies that will be used when our trucks goes into production. 

As a person you are easy to cooperate with and are willing to contribute to the team. You are also able to take your own initiatives and can work independently. It’s important that you are analytic and structured. We also believe that you are interested in both the commercial and technical aspects of our products and projects and that you are comfortable with negotiations.  

Since the clients  are a global company almost all of the communication is in English and it’s therefore necessary that you are fluent in writing and speaking English. 


Other information
Open to Sub-contract and permanent candidates
Location of work: Gothenburg
Start day: ASAP
Extent: Full time starting with a six month probation period

For more information contact: 
Sandra Pettersson 
Email: sandra.pettersson@assign.se
Tel: 00 46 (0)73 844 0419

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