Vacancies

Our latest vacancies

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.

If you are interested in working with us please see a list of our current vacancies below.

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Quantity Surveyor Apprentice

About Colas: Do you want to be a part of an award-winning business, who delivers sustainable solutions for the design, building and maintenance of the UK’s transport infrastructure? Are you wanting to get into a Quantity Surveying Apprenticeship? Then look no further, we have unrivalled expertise based not only on our long history, but also on the strength we derive from being part of the world-leading International Colas Group. Summary: This role is responsible for assisting the development of commercial submissions to align with the Company’s strategic objectives.

Location: Grantham

Department: Contracting

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Skilled Line Marking Operative

To safely perform a variety of tasks associated with the installation, removal and maintenance of thermoplastic and cold applied road traffic markings.

Location: Portsmouth

Department: Asset Management

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Bid Manager

To assist in the company’s strategic growth objectives by the provision of high quality submissions and implementing successful bid management processes. As a member of the Bidding Team work closely with bid team members for the completion and production of submissions.

Location: Newcastle

Department: Contracting

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Graduate Engineer

To assist the team in all relevant projects and activities to meet Colas and the client objectives and needs. Working as part of a team, you will acquire a portfolio of technical knowledge and transferable skills that will give you a wide choice of careers options within Colas. You will undertake work of a technical nature that falls within the ability and competence of a graduate and work within a team to manage existing projects and help deliver new schemes which meet the business objectives.

Location: Leeds

Department: Contracting

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Sales Engineer - Midlands & South Wales

Location: Home based Purpose of position Territory Management Responsible together with Depot Personnel for achieving set budgets and objectives. Key Account Management Must ensure, in conjunction with the Associate Director, that key accounts are properly managed. Business Development Responsible for the promotion of Colas products to achieve profitable growth for new products and new markets. Dimensions of the job: (Accountability - money) • Territory targets

Location: Birmingham

Department: Industrial

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Sales Manager - England & Wales

Location: Home based Summary To manage the Product Sales Operation in an agreed geographical territory ensuring that set budgets and objectives are achieved. Ensure that ALL key accounts for the region are identified and properly managed by the appropriate personnel. Manage the proactive development of the region in order to achieve profitable growth for new products and to new markets. Dimensions of the job: (Accountability for money and staff) • To assist the Associate Director – Products to achieve the financial targets set for the identified territory within the annual budget for the Business Unit. • Direct Management of 4 staff: 1 Territory and Special Products Manager 3 Sales Engineers

Location: Birmingham

Department: Industrial

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Senior Bid Writer

To work as part of the Bid team producing high quality and professionally written content for prequalification and tender submissions. Taking part in the preparation and researching of submissions as directed. This role requires close working with the Asset Management team, operational personnel and Support Service teams to obtain information for bid inputs.

Location: Rowfant

Department: Strategic Projects

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H&S Advisor

Location: Grantham/Birmingham Job Summary To provide an information and advisory service to the Management and Employees of Colas Ltd on Health & Safety matters in accordance with the dictates of legislation, company and group policy. To carry out site inspections, 18001 audits, assist with training and update company policy as required.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Support Services

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Quality Advisor

To undertake audits at company locations and contracting sites in accordance with company procedures. Provide support to Colas personnel on quality issues, promoting best practice and compliance with relevant standards. Ensure effective implementation of management systems, seeking and facilitating improvements to these systems as appropriate.

Location: Rowfant

Department: Support Services

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Internal Communications Officer

Colas Ltd are looking for an enthusiastic Internal Communications Officer with a can-do attitude and a flair for communications and engagement. If this is you, then get in touch. Colas Ltd is a diverse, award-winning business, delivering sustainable solutions for the UK’s transport infrastructure. We invest, design, construct, maintain and operate a wide variety of projects for the public and private sector clients. We have 20 locations in the UK, and 1,400 employees – and we need to reach each and every person with targeted and relevant messaging that supports our business strategy. With the majority of our workforce working on highways and construction sites with no access to a computer, you’ll have your work cut-out and will need to be a dynamic and versatile communications specialist.

Location: Rowfant

Department: Marketing

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Site Agent

Summary To manage various airport and infrastructure projects within UK, ensuring that they operate efficiently within cost, productivity, Quality and Health, Safety and Environment targets. Assist the Project Manager with managing procedures, controls and business on all relevant projects on a national and international basis.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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Apprentice Bid Coordinator

Summary Undertake all aspects of bid administration works assisting office support functions for a busy Airports, Asphalt and Projects Infrastructure team, assisting with efficient delivery of all prequalification and tender submissions and post submission administration whilst ensuring the compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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Site Agent

To deliver ongoing contracts and maintenance works, ensuring that they operate within cost, productivity, Quality and Health, Safety and Environment targets.

Location: Portsmouth

Department: Contracting

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Graduate Engineer

We are wishing to recruit confident engineering graduates to join our Airfields team based from our Birmingham office in a national site based role. You may be a recent graduate, or already have a little experience, but the role will provide you every opportunity to complete your training towards membership of a professional institution. As well as our ICE accredited training programme which will help you to achieve professional status, you will be supported by a trained mentor to complete our graduate portfolio. Graduates, interns and placements are key to the overall success of Colas. We invest in initial career experience of graduates, interns and apprentices through the summer internship and graduate development programme. This serves as the foundation to building our pipeline of future leaders. Many of our senior management team started out at Colas as graduates and apprentices, we are keen to develop our own talent for the future!

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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Graduate engineer

We are wishing to recruit confident engineering graduates to join our established UK Projects team from our Birmingham office in a national site based role. You may be a recent graduate, or already have a little experience, but the role will provide you every opportunity to complete your training towards membership of a professional institution. As well as our ICE accredited training programme which will help you to achieve professional status, you will be supported by a trained mentor to complete our graduate portfolio. Graduates, interns and placements are key to the overall success of Colas. We invest in initial career experience of graduates, interns and apprentices through the summer internship and graduate development programme. This serves as the foundation to building our pipeline of future leaders. Many of our senior management team started out at Colas as graduates and apprentices, we are keen to develop our own talent for the future!

Location: Birmingham

Department: UK Projects

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Graduate Engineer.

We are wishing to recruit confident engineering graduates to join our Contracting team based from our Grantham office in a national site based role. You may be a recent graduate, or already have a little experience, but the role will provide you every opportunity to complete your training towards membership of a professional institution. As well as our ICE accredited training programme which will help you to achieve professional status, you will be supported by a trained mentor to complete our graduate portfolio. Graduates, interns and placements are key to the overall success of Colas. We invest in initial career experience of graduates, interns and apprentices through the summer internship and graduate development programme. This serves as the foundation to building our pipeline of future leaders. Many of our senior management team started out at Colas as graduates and apprentices, we are keen to develop our own talent for the future!

Location: Grantham

Department: Graduate

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graduate Engineer

We are wishing to recruit confident engineering graduates to join our Contracting department based in our Newcastle office in a site based role. You may be a recent graduate, or already have a little experience, but the role will provide you every opportunity to complete your training towards membership of a professional institution. As well as our ICE accredited training programme which will help you to achieve professional status, you will be supported by a trained mentor to complete our graduate portfolio. Graduates, interns and placements are key to the overall success of Colas. We invest in initial career experience of graduates, interns and apprentices through the summer internship and graduate development programme. This serves as the foundation to building our pipeline of future leaders. Many of our senior management team started out at Colas as graduates and apprentices, we are keen to develop our own talent for the future!

Location: Newcastle

Department: Graduate

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International Business Development Manager - Uganda

Location: Birmingham/Crawley Summary To lead and manage the identification, development and winning of profitable contracting opportunities for Colas within the define international roads and airport sectors leading to growth in line with work stream strategy.

Location: Birmingham

Department: UK Projects

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Bid Writer x 4

To work closely with the Contracting Teams to prepare responses for Quality Proposals documents for pre-qualification and tender submissions. Be part of a Bidding Team in assisting with the preparation and completion of written responses as directed.

Location: Newcastle

Department: Contracting

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Bid Writer (12 month FTC)

To work closely with the Strategic Bidding and Commercial Team, Operational Personnel and Central Services to obtain relevant information for writing quality bid solutions for prequalification and tender submissions. Be part of a Bidding Team in assisting with the preparation and completion of written responses as directed.

Location: Birmingham

Department: UK Projects

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Commercial Manager

To deliver an effective Commercial function for the business unit through strong leadership and management of the Commercial team, whilst ensuring compliance with company and corporate governance requirements and procedures. Work closely with Senior Managers to ensure effective management and reporting of Colas’s commercial risk and opportunity is carried out on a timely basis.

Location: Newcastle

Department: Contracting

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Civils Apprentice

Undertake all aspects of highway civil engineering assisting with efficient delivery of all secured contracts whilst ensuring the compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices undertaking all works to the highest possible Health, Safety and environmental standards.

Location: Leeds

Department: Contracting

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Civils Chargehand

Providing leadership and coaching whilst applying applicable skills to the undertaking of all aspects of highway civil engineering assisting with efficient delivery of all secured contracts whilst ensuring the compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices undertaking all works to the highest possible Health, Safety and environmental standards.

Location: Leeds

Department: Contracting

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Civils Foreman

Location: Leeds & Midlands Providing leadership and coaching whilst applying applicable skills to the undertaking of all aspects of highway civil engineering, assisting with efficient delivery of all secured contracts whilst ensuring the compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices undertaking all works to the highest possible Health, Safety and environmental standards.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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Civils General Operative

Undertake all aspects of highway civil engineering assisting with efficient delivery of all secured contracts whilst ensuring the compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices undertaking all works to the highest possible Health, Safety and environmental standards.

Location: Leeds

Department: Contracting

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Civils Supervisor

Location: Leeds & Midlands Providing leadership and coaching whilst aiding efficient delivery of all secured contracts ensuring management of key client expectations/contracts whilst undertaking all aspects of highway civil engineering, assisting and ensuring the compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices undertaking all works to the highest possible Health, Safety and environmental standards.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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Civils Skilled Operative

Location: Leeds & Midlands Apply applicable skills to the undertaking of all aspects of highway civil engineering assisting with efficient delivery of all secured contracts whilst ensuring the compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices undertaking all works to the highest possible Health, Safety and environmental standards.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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Highways Construction Works Manager

Efficient delivery of all secured contracts ensuring management of Key Client expectations / contracts whilst ensuring the compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices undertaking all works to the highest possible Health, Safety and environmental standards. Acting within financial authorities, in respect of contract revenue and expenditure.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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Highways Construction Works Supervisor

Location: Midlands & Leeds Efficient delivery of all secured contracts ensuring management of Key Client expectations/contracts whilst ensuring the compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices undertaking all works to the highest possible Health, Safety and environmental standards. Acting within financial authorities, in respect of contract revenue and expenditure.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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Junior/Intermediate QS

Location: Midlands / Leeds Effective administration of all secured contracts ensuring management of Key Client expectations / contracts whilst ensuring maximum financial recovery of all works through contract manipulation. Ensuring all works is to the highest possible Health, Safety and environmental standards. Acting within financial authorities, in respect of contract revenue and expenditure, assisting the contracts manager in his/her deliverables.

Location: Leeds

Department: Contracting

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Urban Realm Construction Supervisor

Location: Midlands & Leeds Efficient delivery of all secured contracts ensuring management of Key Client expectations / contracts whilst ensuring the compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices undertaking all works to the highest possible Health, Safety and environmental standards. Acting within financial authorities, in respect of contract revenue and expenditure.

Location: Leeds

Department: Contracting

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Marketing Manager - Operational Development

This new role in the business reports directly into the Head of Marketing, with management responsibility for two direct reports. The post holder will be a key figure in a team of 7, responsible for managing and delivering business-critical high-impact marketing and communications activity across digital and offline channels. Working with all business units across the UK, you will drive ongoing positive response and advocacy to Colas Ltd. The role blends strategic planning with tactical implementation, with overall responsibility for all Colas websites, as well as managing two direct reports.

Location: Rowfant

Department: Marketing

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Marketing Manager - Strategic Development

This new role in the business reports directly into the Head of Marketing, with management responsibility for one direct report. The post holder will be a key figure in a team of 7, responsible for managing and delivering business-critical high-impact marketing and communications activity across digital and offline channels. Working alongside the UK Projects team you will break new ground for Colas Ltd, driving awareness of our huge capabilities in key sectors and generating response and advocacy of our offer to support delivery of new contracts. The role blends strategic planning with tactical implementation.

Location: Rowfant

Department: Marketing

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HGV Driver/Operator

We are looking for a driver with experience and background in civils / hand lay surfacing to work in our highway maintenance department in the city of Portsmouth area. Applicants must be prepared to not only drive but actively participate in highway maintenance duties.

Location: Portsmouth

Department: Asset Management

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Depot Coordinator

Front of house customer service with responsibility for order processing. Warehouse stock management and the loading and unloading of vehicles.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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Bid Writer

Summary To work as part of the Bid team producing high quality and professionally written content for prequalification and tender submissions. Taking part in the preparation and researching of submissions as directed. This role requires close working with the UK Projects Bid and Management team, this will involve working with operational personnel and Support Service teams to obtain information for bid inputs.

Location: Birmingham

Department: UK Projects

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Supply Chain Manager

Location: Rowfant/Birmingham Summary To work closely with the National Procurement Manager and all members of the integrated bid teams within Asset Management to support the development and implementation of effective procurement strategies and solutions aligned to company objectives, to support Major strategic bids, manage the process on commissions to end of mobilisation and manage the on-going procurement process, together with allocated category responsibility. Create and maintain excellent supplier relationship to support the development of bidding strategies and effective procurement solutions to support major strategic bidding opportunities. Support good corporate commercial governance and probity through promoting consistent and effective procurement processes procedures and practices.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Asset Management

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Enterprise Asset Manager

Summary The Enterprise Asset Manager will be responsible for a fast growing business unit compromising a team of existing asset engineering and software specialists. They will need to build on Colas' successful asset management offer built up from our £500m over 25 years Portsmouth PFI, A-one+, Highways England contracts and other term maintenance contracts. You will be responsible for taking this highly professional enabling service and continuing to develop it to support an external customer base. It will be your responsibility for the continual improvement of Colas' asset decision making toolkits whilst working with our IT specialists to create a more improved user interface. You will also be responsible for working with out business development teams to create further bids and opportunities in line with Colas business strategy.

Location: Rowfant

Department: Asset Management

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