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VIE Cost Estimation Engineer

Date:  29-Sep-2022
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  VIE
Requisition ID:  34126



Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer


New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you are willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be!


Faurecia’s VIE Program?


The VIE Program of Faurecia is an international young graduate program, which enables young graduates native from the European Economic Area (EU + Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) aged between 18 and 28 to work for one of our subsidiary around the world!


Business France, the French agency for international business development, is in charge of all the administrative procedures of your assignment. For further information, please visit the following link: and


PLEASE NOTE: your application must be submitted in English to be considered by our non-French speaking teams in our plants worldwide.

PLEASE NOTE: as part of your international development, you cannot perform a VIE in the country of your citizenship.


Your position and environment?


Our Faurecia Interior System Business Group – Europe Division is looking for you as a VIE Cost Estimation Engineer m/f for our R&D Center in Hannover, Germany.

Your role and responsibilities?


The role of the Cost Estimation Engineer is to provide a consolidated cost (upfront, piece cost, tooling & investment) all along the different phases of a program, in line with actual product definition, and potential modifications.


The main missions of the role are to:

  • Ensure program costing procedures implementation and Golden Rules compliance
  • Estimate cost on a defined product basis (BOM or master principles), using the PG cost calculation system and database
  • Secure utilization of official rates (for materials, plants, machines…) & standards (cycle process, SCRAP, …)
  • Provide cost information status and follow up (monitoring, explanation)
  • Analyze & challenge cost information provided
  • Gather and consolidate (part price/ investments/ toolings) cost data according to defined product and likely industrial path
  • Ensure cost evolution detailed follow up & trackability for piece costs
  • Support the program controller into the Business Plan updates explanations or Risks & Opportunities estimates
  • Support cost requests to internal / external (purchasing) suppliers



The mission will last 12 months.


Who are you?

  • Master's degree in engineering or a diploma with a specialization in production. Alternatively: Master’s degree in economics with technical background or specialization
  • Technical knowledge in one or several products and manufacturing processes
  • Ability to provide qualitative and reliable information, and to work on a project management basis
  • Ability to manage uncertainty and take hypothesis
  • Good communication skills and autonomy
  • Fluent in English, German would be a plus  





Ready to take on a new challenge? Apply and join us!