Project Manager

Location: Birmingham

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

Due to the continued success of our Central Region, we are currently looking to employ a Project Manager. The Project Manager will support the Operations Manager and will manage 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. Acting within financial authorities, in respect of contract revenue, expenditure and budgets in line with operational forecasts. Driving cost efficiency and promotion of self-delivery through promotion of our One Colas culture.

 

Principle Accountabilities:

 

  • Promote and enhance safety awareness across all operational delivery, encouraging a zero tolerance to unsafe acts and a zero target for LTIs
  • 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 you
  • 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
  • Develop and update regular activity programmes for all contract responsibilities in accordance with client requirement
  • Maintain professional approach positively reflecting the image of the company
  • Ensure safe and efficient running of all contracts to budget with full responsibility for the financial performance of contracts
  • Active involvement with supporting cost vs value reporting whilst driving contract efficiencies
  • Mapping and deployment of company resources encouraging increased utilisation where appropriate
  • Maintain / develop good relations with all key and potential clients incorporating regular meeting and site visits
  • Provide regular point of contact for all personnel, administering employment related matters
  • Be responsible for site safety by ensuring compliance to method statements and risk assessments using induction / tool box talks / appropriate use of PPE. Ensuring constant compliance to all applicable CDM regulations
  • Interaction with subcontractors ensuring all appropriate information is made available, review and approval of accounts prior to release of payment
  • Arrange / convene pre-start, progress and review meetings ensuring discussion of variances, contractual arrangements and any required corrective actions
  • Support, encourage and develop all staff / operatives within your control identifying all appropriate training needs
  • Maintain compliance with agreed policy on procurement of goods and services, assisting Commercial estimating where required over the procurement of new works assisting with client development
  • Provide technical support to Senior Estimator during tender periods and receive and ensure compliance with tender handover packs
  • Assist and uphold discipline within the business ensuring company compliance at all times

About you

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3years experience working in a similar discipline, on local authority highways term maintenance contracts. You will have a proven record of resource / personnel management along with working knowledge of health and safety legislation and requirements.

You will also have:

  • Appropriate ONC/HNC/HND qualification in Construction / Civil Engineering
  • CSCS Black Card or Equivalent
  • Suitable construction qualification and training course attendance
  • Knowledge of business management systems
  • Strong leadership and planning / organisational qualities
  • A demonstrable strong Business acumen
  • Motivation and people management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • a strong desire for business growth
  • Detailed knowledge of the industry
  • Good written and oral skills

 

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
  • Ongoing training, and personal professional development
  • Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal

 

 

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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