Cost Estimator
15h ago

About Canoo

If you're intrigued by the dream of working alongside the smartest & most revolutionary designers and engineers in the EV space, Canoo just may be the place for you.

Are you a person who is irked by the status quo? Do you derive personal satisfaction from doing something you've never done before, and seeing that work actually put into production?

Here at Canoo, every day is vastly different from the one before it, as we're moving swiftly toward our goal of changing the way the world looks at Urban Mobility.

We're a well-funded start-up, led by the who's who of EV business leaders, whose passion brought them together on this special mission.

We're diligently preparing for our first vehicle launch and looking for deeply experienced and passionate talent, who are not just looking for a job," but rather are driven to raise the bar and create new benchmarks within the global EV industry. Read on...

Job Purpose

The Cost Estimator will work directly with our Financial Planning and Analysis group and collaborate with Program Engineering Team and other groups across the company.

You will establish a cost estimating methodology and guidelines / disciplines for use by the Engineering and Purchasing Teams to drive material and tooling cost improvements by providing benchmark analysis to assist with design efficiency improvements and commercial negotiations.

You will serve as a true partner to the business and help elevate the importance of cost efficiency into the Engineering and Purchasing workstreams.


  • Establish a Cost Estimating methodology to be across the Engineering, Purchasing and Finance teams for driving cost efficiencies in material and tooling cost
  • Develop the corporate cost estimating tools and establish a repository of benchmark cost information that will be used for consistent application of best-in-class cost assumptions when evaluating material and tooling costs
  • Work with Purchasing and Engineering Teams to prioritize the order of parts / tools that will cost evaluated based on sourcing timing requirements and must provide ample time to assist with re-design activities and / or commercial negotiations
  • Interface with external cost estimating resources / services and liaise between the Canoo team (or external engineering service provider) and the Cost Estimating Service provider to manage the completion of cost estimating activities and to ensure timing deadlines are understood and work completed on time
  • You will be Canoo's expert for the Cost Estimating process and will be looked to for assisting the company on all material and tooling cost benchmarking activities
  • Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Engineering required
  • 10+ years cost estimating experience preferably within the automotive industry
  • Solid Excel modeling skills required; experience in building detailed benchmark models for piece cost and vendor tooling
  • Demonstrated proficiency in providing accurate and detailed financial analysis in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
  • The attitude of a team player, polished, possessing a strong work ethic and drive for results
  • The ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Possess a meticulous nature and attention to detail coupled with an ability to assess the big picture
  • What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Four months paid primary care giver leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Participation in the Employee Equity Compensation Plan
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy
  • Work in a high-growth start up that will redefine urban mobility
  • Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

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    and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting.

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