Value Engineer – Mechanics – Autonomous Mobility (TM)


In this role you will be responsible for ensuring cost optimization and cost transparency for our components business (radar, camera, lidar) across the entire product lifecycle regarding mechanical components/design (incl. associated manufacturing processes) within the Value Engineering department.


  • Leading interdisciplinary value engineering projects to optimize costs for mechanical components and design as well as the associated manufacturing processes (e.g. diecasting, injection molding, surface treatment, stamping)
  • Identification of cost reduction measures for mechanical components based on cost calculations, considering optimized manufacturing processes, logistics concepts and cost structures
  • Leading cost discussions with product development, purchasing, external partners, customers and suppliers based on deep technical understanding and defining negotiation approaches for implementing cost reduction initiatives
  • Creation of innovative solutions to improve mechanical components/designs regarding costs (incl. review of requirements) and identification of cost drivers incl. cost optimization potentials
  • Validation of customer and supplier offers
  • Continuous market analysis with a focus on trends in mechanical components and design incl. associated manufacturing processes
  • Evaluation of competitive products and implementation of possible potential for existing and future projects
  • Strategic cost planning of new products, technologies, and production concepts with the goal of creating overall cost transparency


  • University degree in mechanical engineering /(industrial) engineering or comparable
  • Very good knowledge in the field of value analysis, cost analysis
  • In-depth knowledge in cost calculation, manufacturing technology and the procurement market for mechanical components
  • Profound professional experience in comparable positions
  • Very good presentation, moderation, and communication skills
  • Negotiation experience with customers and suppliers
  • Strong analytical thinking skills and structured way of working
  • MS Office 365, industry standard calculation tools (e.g. Siemens Teamcenter Product Cost Management), SAP R/3
  • Business fluent English skills (verbal and written).


What we offer:

Pay for Performance:

  • Achievement Bonuses and Rewards;
  • Relocation Bonus for non-Timisoara Residents;
  • Recommendation Bonuses for new team members;
  • Flexibility Program including flexible hours, mobile work and sabbaticals.


  • Health & Wellness (Private Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sport activities etc.);
  • Different discounts (glasses, tires, medical, shopping);
  • In-house restaurant & coffee corners.

Life-Long Learning:

  • Technical, Soft Skills & Leadership trainings;
  • Dedicated Programs and Conferences;
  • Free Language Courses (English, German, French etc);
  • Access to e-learning platforms;
  • Career development opportunities (local and international);
  • Internal development communities (Experts, Agile Community of Practice, Artificial Intelligence etc).

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Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2020, Continental generated sales of €37.7 billion and currently employs more than 192,000 people in 58 countries and markets. On October 8, 2021, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary.


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