Commercial Managers (Nationwide)

Location: Manchester Allied Infrastructure

About Colas

Colas Ltd is 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.

Colas’ commercial team operates all over the UK and is made up of Bidding, Estimating, Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management. It’s a great time to join Colas as we continue to strive towards our ambitious growth plans and 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.


Our Commercial Manager Roles

The Commercial Managers will deliver an effective commercial function for Colas Limited through strong leadership and management of the commercial team, whilst ensuring compliance with company and corporate governance requirements and procedures. Liaising with and developing long-term relationships with Head of Commercial, Associate Directors, Senior Managers and others as required in client, supply chain and other partner organisations. We currently have opportunities in:

  • Leeds
  • Crawley

As well as a highly competitive salary, Colas are also offering some great benefits with this role, which include:

  • Competitive pension contribution
  • A company car allowance or a company car with a fuel card
  • 25 days annual leave per annum + the option to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave
  • Flexible working
  • Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification fully funded
  • NI free childcare vouchers
  • Ongoing training, and personal professional development
  • Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal


About You

You will have significant commercial management experience including experience managing a team of Quantity Surveyors. We are currently looking for Commercial Managers within our Leeds contracting business which deals with road, airfield and marine projects within the north region up to the value of £100m. We also have roles available in our South Region looking after our term maintenance side of the business as well as our Birmingham contracting business. Therefore, experience of the following would be beneficial:

  • Working in the heavy civil engineering industries i.e. highways, rail, water, airfields etc.
  • In depth knowledge of NEC contracts

Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.

Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met.


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Equal Opportunities

We are committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer. We wish to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and appointed solely on their suitability for the post.

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