Highways Maintenance Planner

Job Introduction

As Colas continues on its pathway of investment into the UK and business expansion, the company is now looking to recruit three Highways Maintenance Planners following its success with the new £350m tender award for long term maintenance works. The candidate will provide planning and programming on National Highways Area 9 Maintenance & Response Contract, depending on the client requirements. The role also supports the Lead Planner in mobilising and resourcing the works delivery programme ready for go live. This is a fixed term contract, for 3 months minimum and will be based in Birmingham.

Main Responsibility

The Highways Maintenance Contract will cover a variety of work including producing and working a suitably compliant delivery programme, ensuring that the Area 9 contract is suitably resourced for delivery from 1st July 2022 onwards. Other key objectives include identifying skill gaps within the programme and resource, securing Roadspace for Traffic Management, preparing and creating job packs to ensure Health & Safety Compliance for day 1 as well as receiving works orders from clients works order management system.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be suitably experienced and qualified for the position and is likely to be educated to a professional level with professional qualifications (or working towards). The person will have a detailed working knowledge of relevant softwares (Microsoft Project and Primavera P6), Statutory Authority C3, C4 and C5 processes.

Package Description

As 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

About the Company

Colas 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.


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