JOB TITLE : Life Cycle Cost and Pricing Engineer

LOCATION : Birkenhead

Key Aim

To provide support within the Wabtec Transit (WT) Services Group (TSG) for the analysis of Life Cycle Cost (LCC) data. To optimise LCC’s of rolling stock components and systems as part of scheduled maintenance, overhaul, and refurbishment projects. Providing the TSG input during the Original Equipment (OE) Tender Phase.


  • Evaluation and optimisation of LCC data in support of specific OE Tender opportunities
  • Development of LCC tools to assist with preparation of maintenance / service offers, providing a link to standard WT full cost analysis appraisal tool
  • Consolidation and benchmarking of LCC data to allow easy top-level evaluation of LCC documents
  • Develop achievable LCC targets for inclusion in bids and tenders
  • Agree with WT’s Centres of Competence (CofC), optimum component maintenance, overhaul, and repair regimes to achieve the LCC targets
  • Identify improvements to maintenance practices using the principles of reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS), life cycle costs (LCC) and Return on Experience (REX)
  • Monitor industry practices to identify process, maintenance and material changes that will improve rolling stock performance and achieve business objectives
  • Monitor the existing installed product base, identifying trends and field REX, for feedback to WT’s CofC
  • Assist in the investigation of service performance issues
  • Technical/Commercial liaison with WT CofC’s
  • Building databases and catalogues to improve standardisation and responsiveness
  • Working closely with international WT colleagues with RAMS/LCC responsibility
  • To represent WT in customer reviews
  • Preparation of Spare Parts Price Lists


Reports to LCC & Pricing Director




Good analytical skills and ability to communicate findings of complex ideas in a clear and comprehensive manner

Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and schematics

Advanced Excel skills

Experience within traction and rolling stock engineering, with an in-depth knowledge of traction and rolling stock maintenance techniques and processes.

Minimum HNC level in an Engineering or appropriate related subject

Experience of reliability centred maintenance techniques and implementation would also be desirable.

Attention to detail

Language – French, German or Italian

Problem solving

Knowledge of FMECA, FTA etc

IT literate and conversant with Microsoft office

Prioritising workload and scheduling resources

Good understanding of cost/pricing model

Understanding of LCC

Ability to work independently and in a team

Willingness to travel – including international travel (valid passport required)

Logical approach to work

Ability to question inconsistencies / errors in data

Awareness of profit margin calculation (difference between cost and price)

Ability to work using evidence to support facts

Work patiently, diplomatically and tactfully


The Ideal candidate will have a good teamwork ethic, interpersonal skills, be self motivating and a desire to see continual improvements.


WT – Wabtec Transit

TSG – Services Division

LCC – Life Cycle Cost

RAMS – Reliability Availability Maintainability and Safety

CofC – These are the centres of competence within the WT organisation, for the R&D and Design of Original Equipment. (These are sites located around Europe, for Pantographs, Brakes, Couplers, Compressors, HVAC, and Door systems)

HVAC – Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

REX- Return on Experience