General Foreman- Allied Infrastructure

Location: Manchester Allied Infrastructure

General Foreman – Allied Infrastructure (Leigh)

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.

Allied Infrastructure

Allied Infrastructure Ltd has been a part of the Colas UK family since 2017 working on all of the UK and Ireland’s civil and military airfields; undertaking all aspects of airside and landside airport infrastructure maintenance, as well as a number of Highways England and highway maintenance contracts, regularly providing support and services to main contractors.

Delivering small / medium civils works covering Manchester, East Midlands, and Stansted Airports. We also provide a wide range of specialist maintenance and contracting services on Highways, Defence establishments, retail sector and ports.   

About the Role

The General Foreman will provide leadership and coaching whilst applying relevant skills to the undertaking of all aspects of civil engineering works. They will assist 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.  

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

  • Competitive pension contribution
  • A company van with a fuel card
  • 25 days annual leave per annum + the option to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave
  • 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

As a General Foreman you will have experience of managing works on pavement, general civil and Airfield projects, such as excavation, formations fill materials drainage and ducting, concrete pavements, and structures.  The successful candidate will hold a relevant CSCS, first aid at work and SSSTS qualification along with a full current driving licence.  You will also be able to undertake training and/or retain job specific qualifications; these may include, confined space training, temporary works training, lift supervisor along with any other training required to fulfil the role.

You will also have:

  • A strong work ethic
  • High motivation and self-reliant. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Good organisational skills / ability to work to tight deadlines. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team and use own initiative. 
  • Commitment to partnering and integration. 
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and Innovation. 
  • Self-drive, results-oriented with a positive outlook 

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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