Vehicle Cost Engineer (VCE)

Job Details

LocationWindsor, ON, Canada
Job TypeContractFullTime
Degree RequiredEngineering

Job Description

We are currently recruiting an experienced Vehicle Cost Engineer to join our team supporting our client in the automotive industry.


  • VCE is the cost lead for the vehicle program
  • Managing the process of development/consensus for vehicle-level targets for technical cost and investment to support the vehicle overall business case development at the program level
  • Works with the multiple cross functional organizations
  • Ability to process think and lead change and resolve conflicts
  • Relies on the System Cost engineer's (SCE's- responsible for component level cost and investment evaluation) for the component cost data
  • Assimilate large amounts of cost data, condense this data for vehicle level reporting to upper management and manage the over-all cost roll-up timeline
  • Works closely with the vehicle Model Responsible and is accountable for the vehicle checkbook (component cost and investment) and the related change management throughout the lifecycle of a program


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an accredited university or bachelor’s degree in finance
  • Other educational credentials combined with relevant experience, may be considered
  • Minimum of 5 years of automotive industry experience at an OEM or large tier 1 to include one or more of the following areas:
  • Engineering Program Management (Technical or Financial), including leading a cross functional team
  • Vehicle Program Management (Technical or Financial), including leading a cross functional team
  • Engineering Design & Development


  • Advanced technical or management degree
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Ability to present ideas and concepts successfully to all levels of management
  • Ability to productively manage change
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Excellent MS Office skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Engineering vehicle cost analysis experience
  • Familiarity with finance terminology
  • Experience using financial management systems (Fastcar2 is preferred)
  • Tooling and variable cost estimating


  • Must be willing and able to travel to the USA, without restrictions, effective on the start date


  • Paid Benefits after 90 days (individual and family) – extended medical, out-of-country coverage, dental etc.
  • Pension eligibility, with employer match, after 1 full year of work (open enrollment every October)
  • Tuition Reimbursement

MEDA offers an excellent referral bonus. Great candidates know great candidates

MEDA Limited is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of any of the protected reasons as described in the Ontario Human Rights Code. We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities, as described in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Accommodation requests will be reviewed and granted to those that request assistance during our hiring process.

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