Careers

Be part of our winning team

We are a market leader, well-established, innovative and progressive. Colas has a global reputation as a safe pair of hands for complex, major and strategic projects.

Our experience is broad, strategic and includes road, rail, airports and more.

We are part of a broader global network which gives us world-class resources in every aspect of investment, design and construction. Our strategic vision is well-established and has sustainability and safety at its heart.

People are vital to our success. Our employees make us different, and set us apart from our competitors. We want to attract, retain and develop visionary, talented and passionate individuals. Our people are central to everything we do.

Employees



locations across the UK

Why us?

Do you want to work for a company that achieves success and delivers continuous improvement? Do you want to feel that you’re contributing to society and the environment? Do you have vision and dedication? Is innovation important to you? Above all, do you want to work for a company that prioritises your personal development and gives you unlimited opportunities and rewards?

We are an equal opportunities employer and employ over 1490 people from over 20 locations.

When you join Colas, you join a global family. As well as being involved in some of the most large-scale strategic projects in the UK, there are opportunities to work internationally, as well as with our sister companies in the UK and the companies we invest in.

Featured vacancies

Design Manager (Principle Designer) - Nationwide

Location: Nationwide

Department: UK Projects

The Design Manager will be responsible for the management and coordination of the design process for our major projects within the Colas UK Projects (UKP) business. This is a nationwide role and you will be expected to travel to sites across the UK

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Senior Site Agent - UK Projects - Nationwide

Location: Nationwide

Department: UK Projects

Our UK Projects division are recruiting for a Senior Site Agent to safely and efficiently deliver all secured works ensuring management of key client expectation's.

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Planner - UK Projects - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Department: UK Projects

Our UK Projects division are recruiting for a Planner and Statutory Authority/Public Liaison Officer, this will be a dual role reporting in to the Planning Manager / Project Manager.

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Civil Engineering Student Placement - Stoneleigh, Coventry

Location: Nationwide

Department: UK Projects

Working as part of a team, you will acquire a portfolio of technical knowledge and transferable skills that will give you a wide scope of capabilities to apply to your studies and your future careers development.

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Civil Engineering Student Placement - Stoneferry, Hull

Location: Nationwide

Department: UK Projects

Working as part of a team, you will acquire a portfolio of technical knowledge and transferable skills that will give you a wide scope of capabilities to apply to your studies and your future careers development.

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Senior ITS Engineer

Location: Grantham

Department: Contracting

This is an exciting role to work as a Senior ITS Engineer. The Senior Engineer shall be responsible for supporting the day-to-day running of the Lincolnshire traffic signals maintenance contract and, shall report to the Contracts Supervisor.

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Apprenticeships

We offer a large variety of apprenticeships nationally from NVQs to degrees to everyone. Our apprentices receive on-going training and development from the start and receive nationally recognised qualifications. We are proud to be a member of The 5% Club, which is a dynamic movement of employer-members working to create a shared prosperity across the UK by driving ‘earn and learn’ skills training opportunities and delighted that currently around 10% of our workforce are apprentices.

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Graduate Training Scheme

Our graduate scheme will give you professional qualifications, applicable skills and a structure to your career. The rewards are endless, and our culture and values will provide you with the right opportunities to take your career as far as you want.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our work affects the whole of British society, from rural to urban, across the whole country. The diversity of the communities we serve is immense, so it is vital for us to be committed to incorporating diversity and inclusion into our everyday business.

Our Disability Confident accreditation recognises the proactive steps we are taking at Colas to ensure that people with disabilities and long term health conditions feel supported, engaged and able to fulfil their potential.