Bid Cost Engineer/Controller


Location: North Ryde

Job Type: Full time


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 74,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.

Could you be the Bid Cost Engineer/Controller based in our North Ryde, Sydney office that we're looking for?

Your future role:

We are currently seeking a Bid Cost Engineer/Controller to join our Bid Team based in our head office in Macquarie Park, Sydney. In this role, you will be responsible for preparing, leading and managing all costing and pricing aspects of a tender within the tender team, with the support of the various subject matter experts. This is an exciting position for you to take a role in delivering winning bids and have a real impact within a market leading Rail Solutions provider.

We'll look to you for:

  • Preparing costing during pre-tendering phase, based on product cost databases and/or previous tenders.
  • Supporting the Bid Manager in the preparation of the IFQ (Instruction For Quotation) in accordance with pricing strategy.
  • Defining the cost structure for the bid according to RFP (scope, price breakdown etc.).
  • Defining target cost per work package, matching with the winning price.
  • Leading cost estimation activities based on target cost approach with all participating units and Work Package Owners.
  • Leading cost improvement actions to reach tender cost /target price using all competitiveness levers, and challenge the contributors.

All about you:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Commerce, Business or Finance.
  • Previous experience working in a rail transport or infrastructure project environment is desirable.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate with partners at all levels both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated ability in influence teams to meet tight delivery schedules.
  • Strong analytical skills to challenge contributor’s commitments.

Things you'll enjoy;
Join us on a life-long transformative journey - the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You'll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our activity-based working environment
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension)

You don't need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you'll be proud. If you're up for the challenge, we'd love to hear from you.

Important to note:

As a global business, we're an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We're committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone. We strongly encourage women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people with disability and other minority groups to apply.
We recognise that embracing flexibility & inclusivity is the smarter way of working. Please speak with us about your individual needs or if any workplace adjustments are required. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process please email:
For internal applicants, please ensure you confirm your eligibility to apply with your Supervisor and relevant Human Resources representative prior to submitting an application.
As part of the application process, you will be required to undergo pre-employment reference and medical checks, including drug and alcohol testing.
There are different compliance requirements for different workgroups. You will be provided with relevant information, during the recruitment process.

The benefits:

  • 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • Free gym membership
  • Flexible working options
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Bridging leave
You’ve got this!