Project Cost manager

ALSTOM - Savigliano, Piemonte

Req ID:78561

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.


Job Title: Tender/Bid cost manager or Project cost manager

Job Code: PB-CT-00

Purpose of the job:

  • To prepare, lead and manage all costing and pricing aspects of a tender within the tender team (from Business Opportunity Review up to Tender Transfer Meeting)
  • To support the Project team on costing aspects until CPR1 (Critical Project Review n°2)
  • Only for RSC Project with high level of development or gaps : to support Project team on costing aspects


Organization structure:Region / Site/ Project and Bid

Reports directly to: Cost Director, or Bid/Tender Director

Other reporting to: Bid manager or Project manager, if appropriate

Direct reports: not applicable

Network & Links


  • Tender Team (Bid manager, Tender leader, Bid planning manager, Bid technical manager) or Project team (all PrxM involved)
  • Tender support and control
  • Product, Platform and PUs cost managers
  • Competiveness managers, Ref Lib managers
  • Other functions/ Métiers : Engineering, Finance, Industrial, Sourcing, etc


  • Customer (on demand)
  • Partners (on demand)
  • Suppliers (on demand)
  • Value analysis consultant (on demand)


Key accountabilities:

  • Prepare quick costing during pre-tendering phase, based on product cost databaseand ROE from project execution
  • Support the bid manager in the preparation of the IFQ (Instruction For Quotation, in accordance with pricing strategy
  • Define the cost structure for the bid according to RFP (terms and conditions, etc), sales requirements, etc
  • Define target cost per activities and/or sub system, matching with winning price and identified gaps versus Reference Solution
  • Lead cost estimation activities based on target cost approach with all participating units and métiers
  • Lead cost improvement actions to reach tender cost /target price using all competitiveness levers, and challenge the contributors
  • Collaborative work with central Finance team to calculate “other costs” (bonds, financing, hedging, insurance, taxes, etc)
  • Consolidate tender costs commitment as per financial rules (in Mercury, Maco)
  • Control the level of robustness of the costs (consistency between scope of work, costing received and planning )
  • Support proactively the bid manager during the tender validation process
  • Prepare the Costing package for TRM (Tender Review Meeting) (cost analysis/bridges, standard report, cash curve, etc), and support the tender leader on the preparation of the pricing sheet for the customer
  • Lead cost estimation activities for changes discussed with the customer during negotiation phase and update the cost commitment
  • Transfer tender costing data (with related assumptions) to Project (TTM / Tender Transfer Meeting) + variance analysis (TRM->TTM)
  • Support on demand the Project team on costing for variation orders
  • Only for RSC Project with high level of development or gaps :
  • Define and monitor detailed cost target for Product /process items to be developed, in line with Project/Product cost baseline
  • Participate on costing activities during design phase on solution definition, and give the GO/NO GO from Product cost point of view
  • Check if proposed solutions are in line or not with Project cost baseline, and escalate if needed
  • Coordinate value analysis during design phase, with the support of Product cost manager and DtC manager; if the activities are subcontracted, coordinate them
  • Build business cases on different solutions and support Make or Buy evaluations
  • Animate and collect at train level all cost reduction initiatives (ideas collection and preliminary studies)
  • Consolidate variable cost at train level and track appropriate KPIs

Performance measurements:

  • Provide all costing and pricing deliverables on time
  • Accuracy and consistency of cost commitment for tender submittal and for tender negotiation
  • Reliability of cost commitment between TTM and CPR0, out of change of scope/planning/global environment
  • Only for RSC Project with high level of development or gaps: keep under control Product variable cost (accuracy of landing)


Educational Requirements


  • Engineering degree and/or Business School


  • Certified Cost Professional



  • Minimum 5 years of experience in industry


  • Experience in Railway industry
  • Knowledgeable of Costing, in similar industry

Competencies & Skills

  • Technical :
    • Ability to recognize product and associated costs, and understand operational flows (engineering, manufacturing, industrial, etc)
    • Ability to build cost models
    • Ability to analyze and challenge contributor's commitments
    • Ability to define cost impact of terms & conditions
    • Sufficient awareness of financial rules and contractual aspects (bonds & guarantees, …)
    • Experience in value analysis, and Product cost engineering
    • Rigor and good analytical skills
    • Fluent in English

  • Behavioral :
    • Curiosity for the product and its environment
    • Ability to work in network (with Bid manager, Tender leader, other contributors…)
    • Good communication skill (presentations, synthesis, relationship with contributors ...)
    • Ability to deliver on-time
    • Transparency, autonomy, anticipation, initiative, reactivity

  • Training to be performed : Alstom financial rules, Mercury and/or Maco, Design To Cost

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers. We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.

Job Type:Experienced

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