Cost Engineer (f/m)

Publish Date
17 Jul 2017
Airbus Defence and Space
Munich GER
Reference Code
10347965 EK EN EXT 3
Interest Group
Professional staff - engineer
Functional Area
Contract Type
Permanent contract
Working Time
Full time
Work Experience
Mid-career (5+ to 10 years of experience)

Cost Engineer (f/m)

Airbus Safran Launchers Ottobrunn

Airbus Safran Launchers is a joint venture Airbus Defence and Space / Safran, starting operations on 1 January 2016. It brings together the expertise in space launchers of both Airbus Group and Safran, at key industrial sites, in France and Germany.

Airbus Safran Launchers’ aim is to provide its customers with comprehensive and competitive solutions on an increasingly competitive market as well as to offer a new family of highly reliable, versatile and efficient launchers which meet the market’s commercial and institutional requirements. It will build on the success of Ariane 5 successes, while focusing on innovation.

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

A vacancy for a Cost Engineer (f/m) has arisen within Airbus Safran Launchers in Ottobrunn. The successful applicant will join "JOIC - Technical Costing".

Tasks & accountabilities

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Elaborate recurring cost assessments requested by Ariane Development Program (Ariane 6) and Future Preparation Programs, in view of commitment, cost reduction plans or program files
  • Propose and set up new cost models on the basis of existing cost data base (Ottobrunn Information System)
  • Facilitate and accelerate cost projection and cost assessments (e.g. fast-response loops, support in rapid cost targets determination and in early choices of relevant processes and design; contribute to continuous DtC for Design Engineering)
  • Determinate "should cost" of products in different environments than present Ottobrunn plant (suppliers, external industrials, new industrial means and facilities, different industrial organizations, etc.)
  • Act as JOIC official proximity focal point in Ottobrunn on cost topics
  • Collaborate with Procurement JOP in X-checks for suppliers’ costs and challenge suppliers
  • Support Program and Design Offices to identify the key cost-drivers in Ottobrunn products and procured parts in order to guide and allow the relevant choices
  • Contribute to Non-Recurring Costs assessments and models (Development Costs, Program Files, etc)

This role will involve frequent travel for business and as such you must be able to travel accordingly.

Required skills

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Academic degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • Profound experience in following areas: design engineering, industrialization of products, manufacturing, program management (development, future preparation)
  • Understanding of business topics (finance, economics) and mathematic methods
  • Ability to deal with various stakeholders and all levels of management
  • Proactive, strategic mindset and problem solving approach
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • English and German to negotiation level, French knowledge would be a plus


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