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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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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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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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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Head of International Business - 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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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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Class 2 HGV Driver

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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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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Quantity Surveyor

To work closely with the Commercial team and other members of the UK Projects team in the preparation of tenders for UK and International Projects.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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ITS Design Manager

To be the focal point for all design requirements within the ITS business. Lead the design management service in the development of safe, buildable, cost effective ITS and Street Lighting designs that are compliant with various contract requirements for Schemes ordered by Brighton and Hove and/or others requiring design service. Develop effective working relationships and work proactively with all ITS clients to maximise ITS turnover and profitability. Quantify design resource requirements and work with ITS Senior Contract Manager and others to secure such resources and manage them efficiently in producing deliverables required to agreed timescales.

Location: Gatwick

Department: Asset Management

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Quantity Surveyor

Location: Gatwick/ Rowley Regis/ West Hallam To work closely with operational staff, the ITS Senior Contracts Managers, the ITS Business Manager and other members of the Asset Management commercial team in the provision of effective commercial support.

Location: Gatwick

Department: Asset Management

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Traffic Signals Controller

Roles and responsibilities • Maintain the continued safe operation of the ITS Traffic Signals Installation Contracts ensuring the safety of staff, key stakeholders and members of the public. • Ensure that all assets are installed and maintained to specific contract, technical and quality requirements. • Primary technical responsibility for the Installation and Maintenance activities element of the ITS Traffic Signals contracts and other duties as delegated by the Traffic Signals Operations Manager or Senior Contracts Managers.

Location: Gatwick

Department: Contracting

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HGV Microasphalt Operative

We are an ambitious, award-winning business, delivering sustainable solutions for the design, building and maintenance of the UK's transport infrastructure. 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. The Group has excellent R&D facilities, giving us access to innovative new products, processes and ideas.

Location: Grantham

Department: Contracting

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Degree Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

The role of graduate quantity surveyor is to support the more senior commercial staff in the administration of costs and contracts relating to projects. The role may involve all aspects of work from the initial tender to settlement of final account, seeking to minimise the costs and enhance value for money whilst achieving the required standards and quality. This role will work under the close direction and supervision of a more senior Quantity Surveyor.

Location: Portsmouth

Department: Contracting

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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Your role is to be responsible for assisting the development of commercial submissions to align with the Company’s strategic objectives. Provide assistance as part of the wider commercial team to the commercial manager in achieving maximum financial gain for the company whilst ensuring all company policy and procedures, especially accountancy standards are adhered to. As part of the continuous improvement of the business unit you will have the opportunity to take a leading role in developing the commercial knowledge of the operational team with development of improved site commercial management.

Location: Leeds

Department: Contracting

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Accounts/Admin Apprentice

To provide a professional and friendly reception service. Deliver administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office. You will support managers and employees through a variety of tasks related to organisation, data collation and communication which needs to be completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner

Location: Newcastle

Department: Contracting

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Estimator

To work closely with the Commercial Manager, the Commercial Analyst and other members of the team in the preparation of tenders.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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Surfacing Sub Agent

Location: Various Summary 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, ensuring compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices undertaking all works to the highest possible Health, Safety and environmental standards.

Location: Newcastle

Department: Contracting

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Graduate Engineer

About Colas 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.

Location: Newcastle

Department: Graduate

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HGV Operative

We require HGV 1 & 2 Operatives to start ASAP. The positions are based nationally as part of the road resurfacing crews. Experience is not essential as full training will be provided. You will be required to work away from home, accommodation provided by way of mobile accommodation units based locally on sites with all facilities to hand. One weekend on, one weekend off shift pattern.

Location: Grantham

Department: Contracting

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Electrical Night Scout

The position requires the applicant to be able to work alone and drive the city at night, looking at street lights, including illuminated street furniture to check that they are either in light or out. You would be expected to provide additional information on the condition of the equipment and report any damage identified including priority of attendance to such damage identified. The findings are then recorded and delivered to the office, on a daily basis and passed to an electrical administrator.

Location: Portsmouth

Department: Asset Management

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Apprentice Electrical Engineer

Are you interested in becoming an Electrical Engineer? Then read on! You will spend the first 4-6 months working from the ITS Gatwick depot alongside the Workshop Technician and Traffic Signals Engineers to gain background knowledge of VMS (Variable Message Signs), Traffic Signals and associated equipment. After 4-6 months you will start to attend sites to work as part of a team to learn how to install, commission, maintain and carry out fault finding/rectification on VMS and Traffic Signal equipment. Throughout the apprenticeship you will attend a local college to become a qualified electrician either through day release or block weeks. Once completed you will be qualified as an Electrical Engineer.

Location: Gatwick

Department: Asset Management

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Surfacing Site Agent

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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Bid Writer

We currently have an opportunity available within our Asset Management area of the business. The division is responsible for the tendering and delivery of our highways maintenance contracts and currently maintains 458km of roads and pavements and 72,000 lighting columns, signs and bollards.

Location: Rowfant

Department: Asset Management

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Site Agent - 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, having a sound and proven track record in Engineering Highways, drainage and Civil Engineering schemes

Location: Leeds

Department: Contracting

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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Provide commercial expertise to aid with the delivery of the contracted work by taking the commercial lead in a geographical focused team. The provision of accurate and timely commercial reports and advice to the management team whilst ensuring the contract achieves the appropriate commercial targets.

Location: Hull

Department: UK Projects

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Commercial Manager

In this role you will report in to the Divisional Asset Manager for the division, providing expertise and strategic planning both pre and post tender with regards to all quantity surveying for all of our maintenance contracts. You will be using your knowledge and influencing skills to advise and support the division, implement new processes, ensure cost efficiency and continuous improvement. You will be responsible for reviewing tenders, monitoring commercial targets, working with the Legal Manager to asses risk and providing timely reports to the senior management team.

Location: Rowfant

Department: Asset Management

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Commercial Manager

In this role you will report in to the Divisional Asset Manager for the division, providing expertise and strategic planning both pre and post tender with regards to all quantity surveying for all of our maintenance contracts. You will be using your knowledge and influencing skills to advise and support the division, implement new processes, ensure cost efficiency and continuous improvement. You will be responsible for reviewing tenders, monitoring commercial targets, working with the Legal Manager to asses risk and providing timely reports to the senior management team.

Location: Portsmouth

Department: Asset Management

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Commercial Manager

In this role you will report in to the Divisional Asset Manager for the division, providing expertise and strategic planning both pre and post tender with regards to all quantity surveying for all of our maintenance contracts. You will be using your knowledge and influencing skills to advise and support the division, implement new processes, ensure cost efficiency and continuous improvement. You will be responsible for reviewing tenders, monitoring commercial targets, working with the Legal Manager to asses risk and providing timely reports to the senior management team.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Asset Management

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Senior Quantity Surveyor

This position is working for our joint venture; Midland Metro Alliance. The finance and commercial team provide the commercial and finance functions to support the Midland Metro Alliance. This includes finance, commercial, contract/legal matters and budget control and reporting. They are looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to support the Commercial Lead for their Westside tram extension.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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Quarry Manager – Cornwall

Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a ‘Gold Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential. We currently have an opportunity available within our Products division as a Quarry Manager based at our Carnsew Quarry in Cornwall. The quarry is sited within the Carnmenellis Granite Intrusion producing high quality coarse-grained silver-grey granite, in a full range of products to meet demand in all sectors of the construction industry. Our Ammann asphalt plant produces a range of asphalt products and has the ability to incorporate recycled material, such as RAP (recycled asphalt planings) into base and binder mixes. The quarry has recently been granted planning for extraction until 2095.

Location: Cornwall

Department: Industrial

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Highways Inspector

We currently have an opportunity available within our Portsmouth team working for Portsmouth City Council under a PFI contract; this includes street cleansing, lighting, highways maintenance and network management.

Location: Portsmouth

Department: Asset Management

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Estimating Quantity Surveyor

About Colas Ltd Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a ‘Gold Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential. We are seeking an Estimating Quantity Surveyor to join our UK Projects Team, an area of the business that specialise in major projects here in the UK and internationally. Colas Ltd is leading innovation within the highways industry providing full project management from design and concept through to construction and maintenance. As a company, we deliver high profile projects within the infrastructure industry such as airfields, highways, and marine.

Location: Birmingham

Department: UK Projects

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Highways Apprentice x5

We have 5 exiciting opportunities for Highways Apprentices to join our team in Newcastle

Location: Newcastle

Department: Contracting

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Administrator

We currently have a great opportunity for an Administrator to join our team in Gatwick on a full time basis (Monday to Friday 08:30am – 5pm).

Location: Gatwick

Department: Asset Management

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Apprentice Laboratory Technician

To be involved with Safety Procedures in the laboratory. Undertake technical service work in the laboratory on various Colas products, and to assist with site work and visits as required. Help in maintaining the laboratory facilities in good order. Maintain all laboratory records for work undertaken. Aid with quality procedures and other projects as required. Assist in testing and equipment calibrations in accordance with the relevant standards and/or procedures. (These tests/procedures should only be performed when competency has been successfully assessed). Provide support with the evaluation of the results of tests and calibrations as required, including reporting opinions and interpretations. Undertake training (internal/external) as required.

Location: Rowfant

Department: Industrial

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PR Executive

About Colas Ltd Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a ‘Gold Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential. We currently have an exciting new opportunity available within our marketing team at our Head Office in Crawley. This is a chance for an experienced and highly creative person to take on a role with the scope to develop a new public relations and communications strategy from scratch, in line with the business strategy.

Location: Rowfant

Department: Marketing

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