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Cost Engineer (f/m/d)


The PALFINGER values of People, Entrepreneurship, Respect and Learning are more than words. We strive every day to create and support an atmosphere of collaboration, transparency, empowerment and customer focus so our greatest assets, our people, will be able to utilize their passion, drive and motivations to make a significant impact! We are looking for a Cost Engineer (SCM) (f/m/d) - Global Strategic Projects.

Cost Engineering as one of the strategic support pillars enables our entire organization to ensure long term profitability in supporting our plants and strategic partners for large outsourcing volumes according to our strategy 2030. In the new shaped Cost Engineering department our cost engineers operate in different projects according to their technical skills, manufacturing know-how, and process expertise and establishing a standardization of processes, methods and tools. Focus in a first step will be on structural steel components and hydraulic cylinders.


  • Cost Break Down / Cost Driver Analysis
  • Best Practice Calculations (Greenfield/ Brownfield)
  • Target Cost Setting (internal/ external) for components/modules
  • Full process accompany for Cost saving ideas (generation – implementation - measure tracking)
  • Moderation of Design-to-Cost/ Benchmarking workshops
  • Establishment of Calculation Know How Database (“Knowledge Database”)
  • Support in Strategic Partner Development projects with calculation know how/ validation of technological concepts/ cost parameters


  • Degree in either/or: Mechanical / Electrical / Manufacturing / Project Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Economics 
  • Preferable 3-5 years (Project) experience in the field of cost management/ engineering
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Business fluent English language skills (written and spoken)
  • Team player, Influencer, Flexible personality, who operates well in interdisciplinary environment, who is able to build bridges
  • Willingness to travel (app. 25 %)
  • Experience with Costing Tools (e.g. SIEMENS TCPCM)


  • Good-life-balance with flexible working hours
  • Performance-related compensation and attractive incentive schemes
  • Career planning and management development programs
  • Opportunity to gain international experience
  • Voluntary fringe benefits by our health management scheme PALfit 


Minimum gross salary according to Austrian metal industry collective agreement is EUR 46.346,72. We are willing to overpay according to training and qualification. 

We are looking forward to your informative application!


Clemens Greischberger

HR Business Partner
Palfinger Europe GmbH
Kapellenstraße 18 | 5211 Friedburg | Österreich


Palfinger Europe GmbH
Kapellenstraße 18 , 5211 Friedburg