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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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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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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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

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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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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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

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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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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ITS Engineer

To carry out the installation, commissioning and maintenance duties within 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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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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Trainee Accountant

To support and gain experience in all Finance areas. To include but not limited to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Management Accounts, Budgeting, Forecasting and Shareholder reporting.

Location: Rowfant

Department: Finance

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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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Administrator

To provide administrative support to the Portsmouth Contracting Team

Location: Portsmouth

Department: Asset Management

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Human Resources Business Partner

Responsible for embedding corporate HR policies in particular business area(s). Acts as a HR representative to the business and be a key point of contact for any HR issues.

Location: Grantham

Department: Contracting

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Buyer

We require a Buyer for our depot in Portsmouth

Location: Portsmouth

Department: Contracting

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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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Apprentice 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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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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