Cost Engineer (m/f)
ZG - Velimira Škorpika, Croatia
We are a technology powerhouse that designs, engineers, and manufactures the world's most advanced automotive technology and hypercars. Bytes to bolts, Rimac is where everything happens.
Our teams develop and produce both hardware and software solutions for our flagship, record-breaking hypercar, the Nevera, as well as for other automotive manufacturers’ vehicles. Working on technology solutions for partners such as Porsche, Hyundai, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Automobili Pininfarina, and others, gives Rimac a unique position of a technology leader in the high-performance electric vehicle industry. The stakes are high.
As a fast-moving company, we nurture a high-performing culture. If you are interested in joining, you must be prepared for relentless learning, adapting, and embracing new technologies. We expect an easy-going person, but also self-driven, entrepreneurial, and highly independent in their work, that will enjoy rising to the challenge and have fun pushing the limits of technology.
Our expectations are high. And we can only achieve our goals with the dedication and collaboration of our exceptional team. Our ambition is to deliver and go the extra mile. We need to expand our already industry-leading team, find the best people, and lead the charge.
We are searching for an enthusiastic, experienced Cost Engineer to join us in our office in Zagreb or Berlin. Our mission is to become one of the leading hypercar manufacturers and you as Cost Engineer will help us to achieve this by ensuring our vehicle projects meet our high profitability expectations. You will work closely with Engineering, Programme Management, and Purchasing Departments to help set and achieve material cost & investment targets. You will be a highly valued member of the Controlling team which is part of our CFO unit.
1. In your new role you will:
Support in creation of vehicle targets based on your knowledge of parts and/ or component costs & feasibility analysis
Help to develop and implement a new cost management process, ensuring that projects are delivered to target and profitability is achieved
Assist Purchasing in understanding of supplier gaps to target, train colleagues and challenge gaps where appropriate
Create a benchmark database of target costs for Bugatti Rimac to use on future hypercar projects, utilising both internal and external data sources
Develop standard internal ‘should cost’ processes and communicate them consistently across the business
Contribute expertise to Make vs. Buy business cases
Develop in-house knowledge on engineering expertise and rates by country/region
Be at the fore front of industry developments to ensure Bugatti Rimac Group is exploiting new technology and manufacturing techniques to help optimise profitability
2. What do you need to be successful?
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in an automotive OEM
Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Finance/ Controlling, Engineering or similar technical degrees
Experience in ´should cost´ calculation and familiarity with project development milestone thinking
Controlling/ Cost Engineering experience within a company focused on manufacturing and physical product development would be a big, big plus
Proven record in advanced Excel, VBA and/or Access knowledge would be beneficial
Strong analytical, negotiation, process and structuring skills
Fluent in English
3. What’s in it for you:
The opportunity to work for a start-up striving to become a leading hypercar manufacturer
Become part of the Bugatti Rimac family
Working with a diverse and talented group of colleagues
A high level of collaboration and autonomy
Location: Berlin (Germany) or Zagreb (Croatia)
What we are like and what we offer
If you are a creative, problem solving, open-minded, highly-motivated individual and you love a fast-paced environment and are up for the challenge – where were you hiding?