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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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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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 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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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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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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Supply Chain Manager

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: Rowfant

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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Finance Apprentice

Assist with administrative tasks across the Finance Department. Adhoc duties will be assigned by AR & AP Controller and Financial Accountant to ensure a comprehensive foundation of knowledge is gained during the apprenticeship.

Location: Rowfant

Department: Finance

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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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Admin Apprentice

This role is mainly Administration based, covering not only the stores/Depot section but also the admin side too.

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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Managing Quantity Surveyor

This is a brand new position due to expansion within the division. The role offers the chance to be involved in a broad variety of contracts at a highly strategic level, liaising with project teams, financial accountants and supply chain to plan commercial processes which will aid timely project execution.

Location: Rowfant

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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ITS Engineer

To carry out the installation, commissioning and maintenance duties of the ITS business for either Highways England or Local Authority’s whilst providing our clients with the highest levels of quality and, delivering their projects within the required timescales.

Location: Gatwick

Department: Asset Management

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Bid Writer

This is a new role due to the continuous success and expansion of Colas contracting and a plethora of bidding opportunities within the industry. In this role you will be a key member of the bidding team and be responsible for producing well-structured responses to client requirements and agreed company solutions.

Location: Newcastle

Department: Contracting

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Apprentice Electrician

The apprentice 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 the apprentice 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 the apprentice will attend a local college to become a qualified electrician either through day release or block weeks.

Location: Gatwick

Department: Asset Management

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Category Manager

We currently have an opportunity available within our Corporate Supply Chain team managing our aggregates category for Colas UK. With the recent announcement of substantial investment from our group head office in France, there could be a better time to join our team.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Support Services

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Degree Apprentice Civil Engineer

The role of Apprentice Civil Engineer is to support the more senior site staff in the contract administration of projects. The role may involve all aspects of work from the setting out and measuring work through to ensuring that health & safety on site is maintained. This role will work under the close direction and supervision of a more senior site agent.

Location: Birmingham

Department: Contracting

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Laboratory Technician

• Be involved with Safety Procedures in the laboratory. • To undertake technical service work in the laboratory on various Colas products, and to assist with site work and visits as required. • Assist in maintaining the laboratory facilities in good order. • Maintain all laboratory records for work undertaken. • Help with quality procedures and other projects as required. • Plan and carry out testing and equipment calibrations in accordance with the relevant standards and/or procedures. • Contribute to 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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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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Degree Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

The role of degree apprentice quantity surveyor is responsible for assisting the development of commercial submissions to align with the Company’s strategic objectives. Providing analytical and administrative support to the commercial and estimating team, the post holder will be given the opportunity to gain increasing responsibility and a broad understanding of the commercial functions undertaken by the business unit. The role will involve all aspects of work from the initial tender to settlement of final account, seeking to minimise the costs and enhance value whilst achieving the required standards and quality. You will be enrolled in and be expected to complete a distance learning degree course in a relevant subject. The company will provide the requisite time for you to undertake your studies during your normal working hours. The role will involve undertaking site activities and working within the various businesses to support your learning programme.

Location: Leeds

Department: Contracting

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