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.


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

Plant Operator

Location: Cornwall

Department: Contracting

We are looking for a Plant Operator to drive a Quarry Articulated Dump Truck moving blasted rock to the primary crusher or overburden to the tip. It’s a 40 hour week, Mon-Fri plus overtime. Perform daily checks on plant and machinery.

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Senior Bid Writer

Location: Rowfant

Department: Support Services

You'll take a lead role in providing effective bid writing services and technical solutions for allocated opportunities. And Liaise effectively and work closely with bid teams, Procurement, Commercial, Technical, Support Services to deliver quality proposals.

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Laboratory Technician

Location: Cornwall

Department: Contracting

You will assist the business by performing quality control sampling and testing of asphalt and drystone production in accordance with BS EN standards and other business protocols. You will report test results in a timely fashion to ensure business continuity.

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Senior Contracts Manager

Location: Portsmouth

Department: Contracting

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Contracts Manager to work in our southern regional operations.

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Sub Agent - Eastern Region

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

Colas are recruiting for a Sub Agent to manage the Safe & Efficient delivery of direct and subcontracted works in the Eastern Region.

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Senior Site Engineer - Nationwide

Location: Birmingham

Department: UK Projects

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Site Engineer to join our UK Major Projects Division.

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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.