Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide.
Imagine playing a central role in reducing the carbon footprint of Canada's busiest public transit system and doing so with a consistently ranked Top Employer with a global reach. As part of the ONxpress consortium, Alstom is proudly working to transform the collective mobility of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas (GTHA) through the On-Corridor Works project, and we are hiring for hundreds of roles. The GO Expansion scope: new electric locomotives, fleet upgrades, train control systems, network electrification, signalling, telecommunications and digital systems, maintenance, and much more.
Prepare, lead and manage cost planning, control, pricing aspects of a tender and project. Leading on setting up cost control processes and procedures to support tendering and cost control activities. Support the project and bid team on all financial aspects.
Undertake benchmarking exercise for internal evaluation plus to demonstrate value for money to the client
Support project management and bid team by developing, controlling, planning and forecasting budgets and manage, consolidate and control cost on system and sub-system level.
To support the Project Team on costing management and control throughout the project life cycle.
To support setting up, developing and maintaining Earned Value (EV) Systems aligned with cost control and management systems such as Work Pack Management (WPM).
Lead cost estimation activities on project and programme level.
Lead on identifying cost savings and revenue enhancing initiatives.
Prepare costing during pre-tendering phase, based on product cost database and return of experience from project execution
Undertake benchmarking exercises based on REX from comparable projects
Lead on pricing up variation orders
Support the Bid manager in the preparation price submissions for various projects and work packages
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 in coordination with sub-system managers, identify and propose gaps versus Reference Solution
Lead cost estimation activities based on target cost approach with all participating units and métiers
Support Cost Management, Planning and Control activities on the project/programme
Lead cost improvement actions to reach tender cost /target price using all competitiveness levers, and challenge the contributors where appropriate
Work with Finance Department to optimize Financial costs (bonds, financing, hedging, insurance, taxes, etc), and to improve overall competitiveness of the bid
Consolidate tender costs commitment and selling price as per financial rules and in the consolidation tool (Mercury/2.1/ or Ody.C)
Control the level of robustness of the costing (consistency between scope of work, costing received and planning), and use the Costing robustness assessment grid
Support proactively the project teams and tender team/discipline leads 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, in coordination with sub-system manager, 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 (from TRM/ Tender Review Meeting -->TTM/ Tender Transfer Meeting)
Support on demand the Project team on costing for variation orders
Prepare, produce, lead and manage the cost estimations for VO (Variation Order) and NAVO (Non-Agreed Variation Order) within the Project team, with the support of the Finance Project Manager for financial offer
For all the transversal activities at programme/syste level:
Collect and monitor cost reduction initiatives with the support of the related Métier: ideas collection, preliminary studies, action plan follow-up, risk & savings register update
Coordinate costing analysis during design phase with the support of the related stakeholders, for the activities impacting several Métiers (ex: budget versus savings analysis)
Build comparisons on different solutions and support Make or Buy evaluations (in coordination with the Finance Project Manager and Project Operation Manager/or Project Industrial Manager)
Support the Finance Project Manager in the monitoring of forecasted EAC (Estimated At Completion) at project/programme level:
Ensure that committed and secured savings, including the related action plan, are registered in the FPR (Finance Project Review)
Support and Lead on Work Pack Management activities, support EVM (Earned Value Management) efforts
Highlight deviations from budget
Secure the implementation of the savings action plan
Provide all costing and pricing deliverables on time
Accuracy and robustness of costing
At Tender/Bid stage: reliability of cost commitment between TTM and CPR0, out of change of scope/planning/global environment
At Project/programme execution stage: securization of committed savings & early warning on PPI evolution
Engineering degree and/or Business School
Minimum 5 years of experience in Industry
Experience in Railway industry desirable
Knowledgeable of Costing, in similar industry
Skills & Competencies
Ability to recognize product and associated costs, and understand operational flows (engineering, manufacturing, industrial, etc)
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, Product cost and Cost models
Rigor and good analytical skills
Fluent in English
Results and data driven
Collaborative and team player in a diverse environment
Proactive and keen to implement processes and continuously improve
Curiosity for the product and its environment
Ability to work in network and integrate with bid and project team whilst maintaining independence
Good communication skills (presentations, synthesis, relationship with contributors ...)
Comfortable in an international and a multi-cultural environment
Ability to deliver on-time
Transparency, autonomy, anticipation, initiative, reactivity
Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow's mobility. That's why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?
Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law.