Lifecycle Cost Architect

Research & development

Other technical job categories

Mechanical engineering


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Other technical job categories, Mechanical engineering, Physics



Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00249800-647

Introduction to the job

Lifecycle Cost and Value Management provides a structured approach to increase ASML profitability by improving the Value of our products for our customers and reducing its integral Costs.
The Lifecycle Cost Architect predicts, assesses, and drives the total lifecycle costs of our machines, creates awareness of the value- and cost drivers in cooperation with the sectors within our organization. This will allow us to steer towards an balanced cost and value, leading towards maximized overall margin.

Role and responsibilities

The Lifecycle Cost Architect will operate from the Lifecycle Cost and Value Management program and be present in major New Product introductions from the Business Line EUV. The Lifecycle Cost Architect will work with technical teams to determine critical lifecycle cost elements in our machines. Regular cost roll-up and reporting on Function Cluster level, Building Block level, and purchasing level will create an increased cost awareness and sense of urgency in the organization to drive lifecycle costs down.
The Lifecycle Cost Architect operates as part of a multi-disciplinary team specifying the new machine generations that support our customer’s roadmaps. This includes strong cooperation with marketing, system engineering, development and sourcing.
The Lifecycle Cost Architect is responsible for providing a specification for Lifecycle Cost of Goods and gives insight the lifecycle cost elements of our machine.

Main responsibilities:

  • Setup, pilot and consolidate a way of working with the development teams on lifecycle costs, by creating clear agreements on responsibilities, processes and tooling.
  • Create Lifecycle Cost breakdowns and lifecycle cost specifications in engineering documents on Function Cluster and Building Block level. Handshake these cost breakdowns and specifications with the different stakeholders (project leads, architects, function owners and sourcing).
  • Create Cost SDR (system design rational) documentation that is the underpinning of costs in new or changed designs
  • Introduce Lifecycle Cost Monitoring in projects,reporting to the Cost project leader and program manager on lifecycle costs.
  • Actively drive opportunities to optimize for cost: analyze cost drivers, raise cost opportunities, follow up the cost initiatives
  • Support in system roadmaps and function roadmaps by assessing the impact of different scenarios
  • Explore new optimization areas and work methods leading to efficient and pragmatic processes.

Education and experience

  • Master or Bachelor+ in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering or similar. Strong affinity with costs.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in product architecture, product design and industrialization.
  • Experience in cost structure analysis, product cost optimization and integral financial impact analysis
  • Familiar with value engineering and cost engineering methods and techniques


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.

To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

  • Team player
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Show cost awareness
  • Good knowledge of database tools and reporting tools (Excel, Access, SAP, Spotfire)
  • Personal engagement, good communication skills.

Behavioral preferences:

  • Finisher
  • Flexible
  • Detail oriented
  • Practical focus

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Other information

High quality people are a key asset to our company. To recognize that, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits packages to attract and retain the best people and let them share in the success that they build. Our rewards philosophy is to attract and retain specific professional knowledge and competencies within the company by offering a competitive package in local markets where ASML is active.

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