Our Specialist Surface Treatment Division provide expertise in repairing, protecting, and extending the usable lifespan of infrastructure roads, footways, and other surfaces. Using innovative and unique specialist surface treatment solutions which help maintain safety standards and extend the life of roads by up to 10 years. Due to growth in the department, we are recruiting for a Commercial Graduate to assist in the interpretation of contract documentation which will involve the analysis of, among other documents, specifications and drawings in order to assist in the accurate build-up of estimates.
Package DescriptionAs well as a highly competitive salary, Colas offers some great benefits with this role, including:
• A generous pension contribution
• Life assurance cover (x4 basic salary)
• 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (with the option to buy/sell more)
• Flexible working policy
• 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
Main ResponsibilitiesThis role provides an excellent opportunity for a Civil Engineering or Quantity Surveying graduate to gain broad commercial experience in a pre-construction and operational environment. The role will include time within both the estimating team and the site commercial management team to give a practical insight to the commercial discipline in a major infrastructure organisation. You will be given the opportunity to gain increasing responsibility and a broad understanding of the estimating functions undertaken by the entire team including using the latest estimating software (Candy/Causeway).
You will also be provided with the opportunity to experience the site based commercial functions, working with the Commercial Managers and Quantity Surveyors on an operational site. This will enable you to get the practical experience to provide you with a rounded understanding of all aspects of the project lifecycle
The Ideal Candidate The perfect candidate for this role will be a flexible and motivated graduate who has a genuine passion for Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying and has a desire to develop their existing skills and acquire new technical competences to enhance their personal and team capabilities. You will have a basic understanding and knowledge of MCDHW Method of Measurement and NEC3/4 Conditions of Contract and have a willingness to act as a One Planet Champion contributing to environmental and social value outcomes, we will provide access to training and support to do so
About The CompanyColas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people including over 1500 in the UK across multiple sites. 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.
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