Be part of our winning team

We are a market leader, well-established, innovative and progressive. Colas has a global reputation as a safe pair of hands for complex, major and strategic projects.

Our experience is broad, strategic and includes road, rail, airports and more.

We are part of a broader global network which gives us world-class resources in every aspect of investment, design and construction. Our strategic vision is well-established and has sustainability and safety at its heart.

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.


locations across the UK

Why us?

Do you want to work for a company that achieves success and delivers continuous improvement? Do you want to feel that you’re contributing to society and the environment? Do you have vision and dedication? Is innovation important to you? Above all, do you want to work for a company that prioritises your personal development and gives you unlimited opportunities and rewards?

We are an equal opportunities employer and employ over 1490 people from over 20 locations.

When you join Colas, you join a global family. As well as being involved in some of the most large-scale strategic projects in the UK, there are opportunities to work internationally, as well as with our sister companies in the UK and the companies we invest in.

Featured vacancies

Project Planner

Location: Birmingham

Department: UK Projects

We are looking for a Project Planner for our UK Projects team. Accountable to the Senior Project Manager you will plan, monitor and control the scope, schedule, resource & cost on assigned projects, using SAP for cost reporting and Earned Value Analysis.

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Operations Manager - Leeds

Location: Leeds

Department: Contracting

Colas highways contracting north has an extensive portfolio of capability and experience, we are looking for a Project Manager to manage key project deliverables incl. client expectations, supporting contract commitments, ensuring quality & safety compliance

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Site Agent - Civil

Location: Newcastle

Department: Contracting

Our Newcastle Highways Contracting team are looking to recruit a site agent to efficiently deliver projects to the highest possible health, safety and environmental standards.

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SHEQ Advisor

Location: Birmingham

Department: Support Services

As a member of the SHEQ team, providing a support and advisory service to the management and employees of Colas Ltd on SHEQ matters in accordance with the dictates of legislation, company and group policy to improve overall SHEQ performance.

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Payroll Supervisor (6-12 Month FTC)

Location: Rowfant

Department: Support Services

We currently have a 6-12 month contract opportunity available at our head office for an experienced Payroll Supervisor to join the team. This role is key to ensuring accurate and timely payment to all Colas staff and ensuring smooth processing of starters...

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Plant and Transport Manager

Location: Grantham

Department: Industrial

The role of the Plant and Transport Manager is to effectively support Colas Operations to ensure that the Colas fleet and depot operations are delivered within a safe working environment, being fully compliant with all relevant legislation.

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We offer a large variety of apprenticeships nationally from NVQs to degrees to everyone. Our apprentices receive on-going training and development from the start and receive nationally recognised qualifications. We are proud to be a member of The 5% Club, which is a dynamic movement of employer-members working to create a shared prosperity across the UK by driving ‘earn and learn’ skills training opportunities and delighted that currently around 10% of our workforce are apprentices.

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Graduate Training Scheme

Our graduate scheme will give you professional qualifications, applicable skills and a structure to your career. The rewards are endless, and our culture and values will provide you with the right opportunities to take your career as far as you want.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our work affects the whole of British society, from rural to urban, across the whole country. The diversity of the communities we serve is immense, so it is vital for us to be committed to incorporating diversity and inclusion into our everyday business.

Our Disability Confident accreditation recognises the proactive steps we are taking at Colas to ensure that people with disabilities and long term health conditions feel supported, engaged and able to fulfil their potential.