Cost Engineer required on a permanent basis to join an industry leading engineering and manufacturing business.Are you looking for an exciting opportunity at the forefront of off highway machine technology? Do you have a background strategically controlling the cost of design, development and manufacture of components and machine systems? Have you got experience of working in a fast paced and complex Engineering environment? If you are seeking an exciting technical challenge then this is the role for you! As a cost engineer you will be responsible for working with the relevant design, manufacturing and purchasing teams and reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will provide full cost analysis of each new and existing machine. You will also be required to identify and execute significant cost down opportunities in fabricated assemblies, bought-in components and machine build efficiencies.Key responsibilities:Full cost analysis of existing products including standard Bills of Material, standard and non-standard optionsSupport new product development with costing analysisCost analysis / target pricing on all new and modified productsProvide forecasted costs for all machines using established costing templatesCreation of standard component engineering / cost librariesAnalyse and compare welding fabrications with regard to new designs. Review all sub-assemblies in terms of materials and labour costsWork with the manufacturing and finance teams to identify sectional BoMs Will be a key driver in cost down projects in the department.Support Product Managers in generating pricing, Price Book updates as neededAnalysis of Purchase Price Variance and maintain cost trackersIdentify opportunities for value engineering or process efficiencies within existing as well as new productExperience required:Engineering degree or evidence of equivalent experience in product cost analysisProven ability to manipulate data and generate cost modelsExperience of off highway or special purpose machinery / equipment would be a distinct advantageStrong computer skills especially MS excelStrong planning and execution skills The ability to prioritise work and thrive in a fast moving business to meet tight deadlinesGood English communication skills, both written and spoken;Good Presentation and interpersonal skillsGlobal outlook and exposure to different challenges & culturesSelf motivated and high energy with the ability to work within a teamAbility to work in an environment that is fluid with constantly changing prioritiesNegotiation skillsCustomer focusAbility to influence at all levelsHighest level of integrity, honesty and trustBusiness Acumen, Drive for results, Excellent listening skills, PerseveranceThis is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company. Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.