Publication Date:  May 18, 2024

Salzgitter, DE

Company:  PowerCo SE

Cost Engineer Battery Cell Development (all genders)

Technological development I Professionals
With whom you will CELLebrate

The mission has started. We proudly announce that in our Battery Valley we are starting our own battery cell production and the ramp up of our worldwide headquarters for global cell manufacturing. The CTO organization takes care of the battery cell development. Our responsibility includes research, predevelopment of materials and components, series development, prototyping, testing and analysis of battery cells. 


How you will CELLebrate

  • Prepare regular cost reports and presentations for Technology management review, highlighting key cost drivers, variances, and cost-saving initiatives. Provide recommendations for cost improvement opportunities.
  • Develop accurate cost estimates for new battery cell projects. Work closely with engineering teams to understand development processes and product specifications.
  • Collaborate with finance and procurement teams to conduct detailed cost analysis for battery cell development projects, including materials, labor, equipment, and overhead costs. Identify cost drivers and areas for potential cost savings or cost avoidance
  • Identify opportunities for cost optimization within the battery cell projects. Implement cost reduction strategies.
  • Collaborate with procurement teams to evaluate vendor proposals and negotiate favorable terms and pricing agreements.
  • Establish cost tracking mechanisms to monitor development project expenses against budgeted costs. Analyze variances and implement corrective actions as needed to ensure projects remain within budgetary constraints.
  • Collaborate with finance and develop cost models and simulations to assess the financial impact of different projects. Use cost modeling tools to  evaluate cost trade-offs.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to streamline processes and enhance efficiency in battery cell development. Actively seek feedback from stakeholders to identify areas for improvement.

What you need for our CELLebration

  • Degree in engineering, economics, finance or a comparable qualification
  • Proven experience in cost engineering or cost analysis, preferably in the battery or automotive industry.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and identify  optimization opportunities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across multidisciplinary teams.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Business fluent English language skills 

What else can you bring

  • Proficiency in cost estimation techniques and cost modeling tools
  • Knowledge of battery cell development processes, materials, and technologies is a plus.
  • German language skills

What to look forward to

  • Flexible working hours from 28 to 40h per week
  • Possibility of a 4-day-week (up to 35h per week)
  • 30 days paid + 10 days unpaid leave
  • Mobile work options
  • Relocation support
  • More benefits to come

We believe that the best results are created in a diverse and inclusive environment. 
Therefore, all qualified applications will be considered for employment regardless of age, race, religion, gender (identity), sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
Requisition Number: 2004