Project Manager required on a contract basis to join a leading engineering consultancy business.Are you looking for an exciting opportunity at the forefront of technology? Do you have a background in the successful facilitation and delivery of projects? Have you got a background of working in a fast paced Engineering / R&D environment? If you are seeking an exciting challenge then this is the contract role for you!You will play a key role in leading allocated project(s) to ensure the projects are delivered on time, to cost and quality. You will develop relationships with the key stakeholders in order to motivate and drive the project forward. Ensuring timely reports are produced to communicate project progress to the Senior Leadership Team. Key responsibilities:Management and accountability for a portfolio of projectsMonitoring project progress and performanceRegular stakeholder reportingProven risk management experienceWork with partners, monitor progress, to ensure project delivered in a timely manner on budget.Attend business meetings with partnersResource management - Provide input for staffing and support of programs and create accurate and detailed resource-loaded project schedulesManagement of project/programme budgetsMaintains program level issues/action logs, risk registers, scope change requests/logs, program schedules, and program cost tracking.Expertise in Project/Program Management tools & processes, including project/portfolio resource and cost management.Facilitate projects, lead chartering sessions, develop/validate network diagrams, and lead integration and compression sessions with internal and external teamsMentor/coach the project leaders in project management, and address any issues one-on-one with senior divisional and department management if appropriate.Requires ability to learn project accounting systems and produce project-related financial reports.Experience required:This position requires a college or university degree or equivalent experience within the project management fieldPrevious experience in project management / support role is essentialMust have very strong leadership and interpersonal skills including excellent communication skillsProfessional training in leading and facilitating meetings is highly desired.Previous experience directing the work of others is highly desirable.Must possess extensive knowledge of project management software (MS Project experience desirable) MS Office (Excel/Word/Powerpoint), Adobe Acrobat, and Web Publishing tools. Will also require knowledge of other software tools such as project accounting systems. Good Excel skills are vital (complex formulas, linking multiple worksheets, pivot tables, graphs).Project resource loading/portfolio resource management and project/portfolio cost management experience is highly desirable.Prince 2/PMP or equivalent qualification is highly desiredThis is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company. Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.