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Sr. Cost Engineer

Greensboro , North Carolina

Job Category: Automotive

Company: Alten

Job Id: 4019

Status: Full-Time - OnSite


We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 600 people work across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers. 


ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing. 


When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level. You don’t have to take our word for it that we’re a great place to work—we were named on the 2023 Top Workplaces list thanks to feedback from our proud employees.


What You Will be Doing

  • Conduct product cost and material cost forecasting in various projects to ensure accurate product content and cost information.
  • Collaborate with the Engineering team to create and update bills of materials (BOM).
  • Identify, capture, and analyze product costs, risks, and opportunities from cross-functional teams.
  • Focus on product cost optimization and actively monitor and control product cost activities within projects.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure accurate forecasting and reporting.
  • Provide support to other Product Cost Engineers, Finance Project Managers, and Cross-Program Managers (CPMs) in cost analysis.



  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a relevant field.
  • Background in engineering, purchasing, or cost accounting, with experience in the chassis domain preferred.
  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to manage and structure a large amount of data effectively.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including working with large datasets, pivot tables, and other advanced features.
  • Experience in the heavy-duty automotive industry.
  • Strong financial skills or a solid understanding of financial principles.
  • Ability to compile financial information and present it in a structured and organized manner.



  • $75,000 annually
  • The actual salary offered is dependent on various factors including, but not limited to, location, the candidate’s combination of job-related knowledge, qualifications, skills, education, training, and experience.  



ALTEN Technology is a an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.