Life Cycle Cost Analyst

Wabtec Corporation

Birkenhead, United Kingdom


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Moving and improving the world.

Wabtec is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services. Whether it's freight rail, transit, mining, industrial or marine, our expertise, technologies, and people - together - are accelerating the future of transportation.

Wabtec supplies its products, including entire locomotives, to all key markets in the world, both for freight and passenger transport. You can find more information about Wabtec here:

JOB TITLE : Life Cycle Cost Analyst
LOCATION : Birkenhead, UK (On-site)

Key Aim

To provide support within the Faiveley Transport (FT) Services Division (SER) 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.


  • Evaluation and optimisation of LCC data in support of specific project opportunities
  • Development of LCC tools to assist with preparation of maintenance / service offers, providing a link to standard FT 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 FT's Centres of Competence (CofC), optimum component maintenance, overhaul and repair regimes in order 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 FT's CofC
  • Assist in the investigation of service performance issues
  • Technical liaison with FT's CofC's
  • Building databases and catalogues to improve standardisation and responsiveness
  • Working closely with international FT colleagues with RAMS/LCC responsibility


  • Reports to Senior SER LCC Engineer, with functional responsibility to the Services Business Development Manager (based in FT UK)


  • 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 work load and scheduling resources
  • Good understanding of LCC
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Willingness to travel - including international travel (valid passport required)
  • Logical approach to work


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


FT - Faiveley Transport

SER - Services Division

LCC - Life Cycle Cost

RAMS - Reliability Availability Maintainability and Safety

CofC - These are the centres of competence within the FT 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

Legal authorization to work in the United Kingdom is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

*** Please that we do not accept agency candidate submissions without a formalized agreement with Wabtec Talent Acquisition. If you are an agency/third party Recruiter and have not been engaged by Wabtec for this search, we do not owe you a fee if you submit a candidate to the applicant tracking system that is ultimately hired.**


Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.