Workshop Engineer

Location: West Hallam

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.

We currently have an opportunity available within our highly innovative Integrated Transport Systems (ITS) area of the business, which specialises in the use of smart technology and systems for traffic signalling, traffic monitoring and enforcement cameras, variable message signs, access control systems, street lighting and ancillary roadside equipment. Colas has invested in developing the next generation of traffic solutions with the amazing potential of our Wattway solar panel road surface already being recognised – delivering more efficient and safer journeys for road users.

About the Role

Primarily, the purpose of this role is to be responsible for the testing, diagnosing and repairing of our variable message signs, traffic signals equipment and other 3rd party products within our repairs centre at West Hallam. You’ll undertake PCB component replacements, with an aim of turning DOA/faulty equipment to fully operational and maintain accurate fault records of repairs carried out within the repair centre.

This role is currently vacant due to team members being promoted to supervisor and manger, so career progression is available.

The role requires a significant amount of manual handling of products weighing 15kg so you’ll ned to be capable of physical work. Based in our indoor repair centre in West Hallam, between Nottingham and Derby, you’ll be part of close team but work in your own area, completing your repairs. Public transport is difficult so you’ll probably need to drive.

To be successful in this role, it’s likely you’ll have, or be working towards an HNC in electronics or telecommunications and be familiar with components and LEDs. You may have experience of working on variable message signs.

This role offers very competitive rates of pay as well as:

  • Competitive pension contribution
  • Company van
  • 25 days’ annual leave per annum + the option to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave
  • Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification
  • Ongoing training, and personal professional development


  • Good general education
  • Full driving license
  • HNC in Electronics or Telecommunications


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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