Project Manager

Location: Birmingham

Project Manager – Midlands


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.

About the Role

A day in the life of this role will see you responsible for the management of 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.

The contractual location for the role is our Birmingham office but the project Is the East West Rail Alliance and runs from Oxford across to Cambridge so you’ll spend your time across this part of the country.

You’ll act within financial authorities, in respect of contract revenue, expenditure and budgets in line with operational forecasts. You’ll drive and deliver cost efficiency and self-delivery through the promotion of the One Colas culture.

As Project Manager, you’ll promote and enhance safety awareness across all operational delivery, encouraging a zero tolerance to unsafe acts and a zero target for LTIs. You’ll ensure that all operations carried out within our area of responsibility are undertaken with full regard for the safety and welfare of visitors, other members of staff and yourself

You’ll provide leadership, motivation and direction to project delivery teams. Stimulating and driving intercompany relationships and trading. Efficient management and utilisation of all regional / company resource through planning and effective dialogue with peers / clients will be a ‘go to’ skill set.

And you’ll develop and update regular activity programs for all contract responsibilities in accordance with client requirement while maintaining a professional approach, positively reflecting the image of the company.

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

  • Competitive pension contribution scheme
  • 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
  • Opportunity to study towards a professional qualifications
  • 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

To succeed in this role, it’s essential you bring a naturally positive attitude towards safety as well as strong and effective communication and leadership skills. You’ll inspire and motivate people through your style and be committed to the success of the business.

You’ll ideally have a background of delivering highways and enabling works projects in a civil engineering environment.

We’re looking for strong leadership, organisational and planning skills, demonstration of good contractual and commercial awareness and someone who is results and achievement focused.

  • Appropriate ONC/HNC/HND qualification in Construction / Civil Engineering
  • Desirable GCSE Maths / English or equivalent – A to C
  • SMSTS / IOSH (Safety Related Qualification)


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

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