Cost Engineer (f/m/d) - Renewable Energy


Wildpoldsried, BY, DE Home office, DE

Stellen-ID:  3185

At the earliest date possible we are looking for support for our #teamsonnen

Clean and affordable energy for all is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Sonnen has been committed to this mission since 2010 and is now represented in Europe, the USA and Australia with over 1,000 team members globally. In Germany, our offices are located in the beautiful Wildpoldsried (Allgäu) and the vibrating heart of Berlin Kreuzberg.

At sonnen, we are building the energy system of the future. To this end, we are developing new technologies and business models that have not existed before. Whether intelligent power storage, virtual power plants or digital services - we set the trends of a new energy world. That means, among other things, the inexpensive production and storage of renewable energy and the intelligent networking of producers and consumers. sonnen thereby gives people around the world the opportunity to become independent of fossil fuels and conventional energy supplier.

We are growing steadily and are looking for people who want to join us in our vision of clean and affordable energy for all while making a positive impact on climate change.

What you will do to help drive energy transition

  • Develop, own and maintain Should be Cost models on 80% of Sonnen Direct Material.

  • Use your technical expertise to drive engineering and the supply chain team to meet program cost targets at a product and commodity level for your project.

  • Challenge “AsIs” at a technical level through Transparency “open book” to enable cost down efforts from a Industrialisation, Manufacturing, and advanced technology standpoint.

  • Track  program (s) actual costs versus target to identify program deltas and corrective actions to bring back on track.

  • Outline, report and track all program risks & opportunities related to product cost and drive them to closure.

  • Lead cross-functional (incl. suppliers) cost out reviews to report out actual versus target cost and risks and opportunities for each program.

  • Attend program new product introduction meetings to understand the cost implication of engineering and/or process changes.

  • Collaborate and be actively involved into Early Program definitionValue Engineeing and Design to Target process.

  • Working with both SCM and Engineering, oversee the establishment of a supplier plan for all products and key commodities “AsIs vs Should be Cost”.

  • Drive the supply chain and operations team to provide detailed cost reduction forecast that enable you to meet and exceed your product goals. Introduce Productivity and Continous improvment plans.


What you will need on that journey

  • University Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing & Operations Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5+ years of experience in product cost management role in perferablxy mechanical and/or electronics industry.
  • Demonstrated  technical  attitude, knowledge in operations and supply chain &  business  acumen.
  • Strong quantitative, structural and analytical skills, must be detail-oriented and data-driven
  • Capable of leading process improvement projects independently and facilitation of Value Engineering, Design to Cost and Should be Costing Workshops.
  • Demonstrated project management and leadership skills with ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong MS Office and Excel / ERP database management skills.
  • Very good written  and  verbal  communication  skills in English and German


What you can expect at sonnen:

  • An atmosphere of openness, tolerance and mutual respect, where innovation is expected and encouraged
  • The option of working full- or part-time for every position
  • 29-32 days annual vacation with increasing team membership
  • Leasing of company bikes with up to 40% discount
  • Flexible working hours and home office option
  • Workation within the EU
  • Free German, English as well as online yoga and body art courses
  • Soft drinks, fruits and cereals in our offices
  • Regular team and company events
  • We love dogs! You too? Feel free to bring your fellow friend to our offices
  • Other benefits, such as discounts on sports memberships and other services or products

You feel we are a match? Apply now and help us to shape the energy transition together. We look forward to welcoming you to #teamsonnen!

sonnen - energy is yours!

Jobsegment: Business Process, Project Manager, Database, ERP, Management, Technology