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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Estimator

We are looking for an experienced estimator to work closely with the Commercial Manager, the Commercial Analyst and other members of the team in the preparation of tenders and will look to continuously improve the estimating service through innovation, lessons learned and best practice knowledge.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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Senior Quantity Surveyor

This role will provide commercial expertise to aid with the delivery of the contracted work by taking the commercial lead in a geographical focused team. You will provide 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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Surfacing Quantity Surveyor

Due to the increased workload within our Surfacing team, we are looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor in Newcastle. The Quantity Surveyor will carry out quantity surveying duties for all contract work, as directed by the senior management. This will include but not limited to, preparing and submitting valuations to clients, placing subcontractors and making subcontract assessments in line with the tendered strategy.The Surfacing team provide a full contracting service for surface treatments and surfacing solutions, delivering highly durable, quality surfacing and operate an in-house laboratory ensuring compliance and consistency.

Location: Newcastle

Department: Contracting

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Site Agent

Our Midlands Highways Contracting team are looking to recruit a site agent to efficiently deliver projects to the highest possible health, safety and environmental standards. The site agent is responsible for the management of key client expectations whilst ensuring the compliance with all quality procedures and safe working practices. In addition the site agent will be 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. Colas Highways Contracting Midlands holds an extensive portfolio of capability and experience delivering all highways civil engineering requirements, focussed on a true “fence to fence” highways solution.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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Senior Quantity Surveyor - Yorkshire

We are seeking a Senior Quantity Surveyor to provide commercial support to the project team, maintaining commercial information and ensuring compliance with contractual requirements and ensure that the Company and project objectives are achieved. They will liaise with customer representatives, subcontractors and other third parties on commercial issues including agreement of variations, claims and payments.

Location: Leeds

Department: UK Projects

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Senior Engineer/ Sub Agent

We are looking for a Senior Engineer/ Sub Agent, based in Grimsby to manage the engineering on a section / project, ensuring the works are delivered to meet the client’s expectations. The role will generally be working within larger teams or can require you to be self-sufficient on smaller projects. You should be comfortable with decision making and have a sound understanding of not only the safety, programme and quality implications of decisions but also the commercial implications.

Location: Grimsby

Department: UK Projects

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Surface Dressing Operative

We are seeking an Operative to work within the machine applied crew from our Rowfant depot, to assist in the laying of road surfaces as required. Ensuring the works are completed on time and within budget and working in a manner that is conducive to health and safety.

Location: Rowfant

Department: Contracting

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Surface Dressing Operative - Birmingham

We are seeking an Operative to work within the machine applied crew from our Birmingham depot, to assist in the laying of road surfaces as required. Ensuring the works are completed on time and within budget and working in a manner that is conducive to health and safety.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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Surface Dressing Operative

We are seeking an Operative to work within the machine applied crew from our Grantham depot, to assist in the laying of road surfaces as required. Ensuring the works are completed on time and within budget and working in a manner that is conducive to health and safety.

Location: Grantham

Department: Contracting

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Surface Dressing Operative

We are seeking an Operative to work within the machine applied crew from our Newcastle depot, to assist in the laying of road surfaces as required. Ensuring the works are completed on time and within budget and working in a manner that is conducive to health and safety.

Location: Newcastle

Department: Contracting

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Surface Dressing Operative

We are seeking an Operative to work within the machine applied crew from our Gatwick depot, to assist in the laying of road surfaces as required. Ensuring the works are completed on time and within budget and working in a manner that is conducive to health and safety.

Location: Gatwick

Department: Contracting

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Surface Dressing Operative

We are seeking an Operative to work within the machine applied crew from our Portsmouth depot, to assist in the laying of road surfaces as required. Ensuring the works are completed on time and within budget and working in a manner that is conducive to health and safety.

Location: Portsmouth

Department: Contracting

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Surface Dressing Operative

We are seeking an Operative to work within the machine applied crew from our Warrington depot, to assist in the laying of road surfaces as required. Ensuring the works are completed on time and within budget and working in a manner that is conducive to health and safety.

Location: Warrington

Department: Contracting

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Surface Dressing Operative

We are seeking an Operative to work within the machine applied crew from our Leeds depot, to assist in the laying of road surfaces as required. Ensuring the works are completed on time and within budget and working in a manner that is conducive to health and safety.

Location: Leeds

Department: Contracting

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2 X Vehicle Technicians (Large Vehicles)

We currently have two new opportunities available with our Mechanical Services garage in Ringmer, East Sussex where we operate a large-scale vehicle repair shop with c. 47 employees who are responsible for carrying out body-spraying, electrical diagnostics, electrical and mechanical repairs and MOT testing on both Colas vehicles as well as external customers.

Location: Ringmer

Department: Asset Management

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Project Manager - Birmingham

We are looking for a focussed and professional Project Manager for our central operations. You will be over seeing key project deliverables including client expectations supporting contract commitments whilst ensuring the compliance with all quality procedures and safe working practices. Undertaking all works to the highest possible Health, Safety and Environmental standards, whilst safeguarding the wellbeing of all employees. You will be acting within financial authorities, in respect of contract revenue, expenditure and budgets in line with operational forecasts, driving cost efficiency and promotion of self-delivery.

Location: Birmingham

Department: UK Projects

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Highways Site Agent

Our North regional team are looking to recruit a site agent to efficiently deliver projects to the highest possible health, safety and environmental standards. The site agent is responsible for the management of key client expectations whilst ensuring the compliance with all quality procedures and safe working practices. In addition the site agent will be 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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Project Manager

Due to the continued success of our Northern Region, we are currently looking to employ a Project Manager. The Project Manager will manage key project deliverables including client expectations supporting contract commitments whilst ensuring the compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices, undertaking all works to the highest possible Health, Safety and Environmental standards, whilst safeguarding the wellbeing of all employees. Acting within financial authorities, in respect of contract revenue, expenditure and budgets in line with operational forecasts. Driving cost efficiency and promotion of self-delivery through promotion of our One Colas culture.

Location: Leeds

Department: Contracting

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Senior Quantity Surveyor - North

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to provide commercial support to the Northern Operational team. The Senior Quantity Surveyor will effectively support a number of projects through the provision of commercial activities in the pre and post tender phases of projects. To provide accurate and timely commercial reports and advise the bid management and senior management team whilst monitoring contracts and reporting against the appropriate commercial targets. Ensuring that projects are effectively managed in line with Colas’ governance, policies and procedures.

Location: Newcastle

Department: Commercial

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Quantity Surveyor - North

Due to the increased workload within our Northern Operational team, we are looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor in Newcastle. The Quantity Surveyor will carry out quantity surveying duties for all contract work, as directed by the commercial manager. This will include but not limited to, preparing and submitting valuations to clients, placing subcontractors and making subcontract assessments in line with the tendered strategy. Be involved in the preparation and submission of final accounts; ensuring timeous receipt of monies by efficient invoicing and collection of all debts. Although this role is Newcastle based the commercial team must be prepared to be flexible as some work may be site based for key projects.

Location: Newcastle

Department: Commercial

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Business Admin Apprentice - Portsmouth

On this apprenticeship you will undertake an NVQ2 Level 3 qualification in Business Administration. Whilst undertaking your academic learning you will also be working alongside an experienced team to learn hands-on, work-based skills. Undertake all aspects of business administration works supporting office functions for a busy team. Actively promote the One Colas approach especially when dealing directly with external stakeholders. Full training will be provided for the role.

Location: Portsmouth

Department: Early Careers

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SHEQ Manager

We are looking for an experienced SHEQ Manager to work out of our Rowley Regis office in the West Midlands. You will be a good communicator with strong experience in Health, Safety and the Environment. Your role will be to work with the business units and ensure that you are supporting by offering compliant and safe best practices and being visible and passing on your knowledge to the wider business. Highways Construction knowledge would be preferred but general construction industry background will also be considered. You will need to have a Safety qualification to be considered for this position.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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Business Development Manager

We currently have an opportunity available within our South region for an experienced Business Development Manager to join the team. You will be promoting Colas’ offering to term maintenance contractors and local authorities within the south region.

Location: Rowfant

Department: Industrial

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Project Manager - North West

Due to the continued success of our Northern Region, we are currently looking to employ a Project Manager. The Project Manager will manage key project deliverables including client expectations supporting contract commitments whilst ensuring the compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices, undertaking all works to the highest possible Health, Safety and Environmental standards, whilst safeguarding the wellbeing of all employees. Acting within financial authorities, in respect of contract revenue, expenditure and budgets in line with operational forecasts. Driving cost efficiency and promotion of self-delivery through promotion of our One Colas culture.

Location: Warrington

Department: Contracting

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Senior Software Developer

We have a brand new role available within our IT team at our head office in Portsmouth. This is a really exciting opportunity as this is a newly created role as Colas bring their software solutions in-house for the first time. As a senior developer in the team, you will lead projects for the development of internal and external software solutions, primarily focussing on our bespoke mobile workforce management system, guiding and mentoring a dynamic team.

Location: Portsmouth

Department: Support Services

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ITS Administrator (6-12 Month Contract)

Our Integrated Transport Systems team are major innovators within the highways technology arena. Having showcased some of their most advanced work recently with the launch of the Wattway project in the North West, the business area is going from strength to strength. As an Administrator, you will support the ITS depot at Gatwick with all administration, CRM system management, cost recording and reception duties.

Location: Gatwick

Department: Asset Management

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Document Controller

In this role you will provide much needed support to our project team for a design and build highways improvement scheme in our north-west region. You will assist with efficient delivery of all documentation with the client, AECOM and supply chain partners whilst ensuring compliance with all quality procedures and safe working practices.

Location: Warrington

Department: Contracting

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Senior Administrator

You will be responsible for managing the administration team in undertaking all aspects of administration works and assisting office support functions for a busy highways civil engineering team. You will assist with efficient delivery of all secured contracts whilst ensuring compliance with all quality procedures and safe working practices.

Location: Warrington

Department: Contracting

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Quantity Surveyor - North West

Colas Northern Operations holds an extensive portfolio of capability and experience delivering all highways civil engineering requirements, focused on a true “fence to fence” highways solution. Our diverse range of services include public realm improvements, junction improvements, car parks including park and ride facilities, foot-ways, cycle-ways and other infrastructure for non-motorised users, carriageway construction and surfacing, drainage improvements, signalisation, road lining & Carriageway studs and more.

Location: Warrington

Department: Contracting

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Surfacing Supervisor - Airfields

To carry out the effective management of asphalt surfacing and civil engineering operational and sub contract personnel to enable efficient delivery of projects in a professional manner. The future role is intended to be predominantly asphalt surfacing orientated with occasionally supervision of other civil engineering activities as projects dictate.

Location: UK

Department: Contracting

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Site Engineer - Airfields

We are looking for a Site Engineer to Carry out the effective management of engineering and surveying operations on the specified project from mobilisation through to completion and handover of the project to the client to ensure that all engineering tasks on the project are carried out in a professional manner to generate accurate surveys, setting out and works control throughout the project.

Location: UK

Department: Contracting

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Category Manager

We are looking for a an experienced Category Manager to develop and implement effective procurement & strategic category management solutions to support both Major strategic bidding opportunities and operational businesses to maximise benefit to Colas Limited Ensure category management frameworks are managed effectively in line with Colas governance policies and procedures.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Commercial

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Supervisor - North West

Our Norther Operations team are currently recruiting for a Civil Supervisor. The Supervisor will be responsible for the Safe & Efficient delivery of all secured works ensuring management of key client expectations and ongoing liaison of all works. Ensuring the compliance with all quality procedures and safe working practices, undertaking all works to the highest possible Health, Safety and environmental standards, whilst safeguarding the wellbeing of all employees.

Location: Warrington

Department: Contracting

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Operations Manager

Colas are looking for an Operations Manager based in our Birmingham office. You will be the lead for the management of key client expectations / operational delivery supporting contract commitments whilst ensuring the compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices, undertaking all works to the highest possible Health, Safety and Environmental standards, whilst safeguarding the wellbeing of all employees. Acting within financial authorities, in respect of contract revenue, expenditure and budgets in line with operational forecasts. Driving cost efficiency and promotion of self-delivery through promotion of the One Colas culture.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Commercial

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