LS27 0EL, Leeds
19 Jun 2017
28 Jun 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time


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Job Summary:               

Undertake all aspects of administration works assisting office support functions for a busy highways civil engineering team, assisting with efficient delivery of all secured contracts whilst ensuring the compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices.

Main Activities:

  • Provide assistance to all office personnel, assisting with management system compliance
  • Raising of purchase orders in company system ensuring financial authorities as adhered to at all times.
  • Goods receipting of deliveries accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Processing of invoices in required timescales matching against GRN’s and challenging any discrepancies as appropriate.
  • Collation, archiving and filing of all contract details and paperwork in line with minimum requirements for retention.
  • Assisting with payroll data entry on a weekly basis ensuring accurate and timely information is processed.
  • Assist with contract costs recording and order requisitioning
  • Maintain professional approach positively reflecting the image of the company
  • Ensure works are carried out in a safe manner adhering to office specific Risk Assessment
  • Maintain / develop good relations with all stakeholders including clients, managers, operatives and the general public.
  • Ensure all company procedures are understood and adhered
  • Hold a flexible approach to working patterns and expectations to carry out other duties as deemed necessary to the business
  • Develop a good understanding of administration in a highway construction and maintenance environment
  • Effective time management between duties
  • Completion of required paperwork in line with company requirements
  • Handle telephone enquiries and distribution of calls
  • Undertake all other appropriate duties as assigned by your line manager



  • Desirable GCSE Maths / English or equivalent – Minimum Grade C
  • Suitable administration experience and/or training course attendance
  • NVQ in Business Administration desirable but not essential


  • Demonstrable experience in a similar discipline
  • Experience of raising orders, goods receipting and invoice processing essential.
  • Some Working knowledge of health and safety
  • Customer facing experience
  • Previous experience of carrying out reception duties
  • Strong ICT skills especially Microsoft Office Excel & Word


  • Good work ethic
  • Good telephone & ICT knowledge
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Ability to manage/prioritise own workload
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good communication skills
  • Achievement/results driven
  • Knowledge of the industry
  • Problem solving
  • Ensure compliance to procurement procedures
  • Good written and oral skills
  • Demonstration of flexibility and adaptability

Personal Attributes:

  • Must be a team player
  • Friendly & approachable personality
  • Good time management
  • Commitment to Business success
  • Flexibility of approach
  • Conscientious, trustworthy, open and reliable
  • Committed to continuous improvement and Innovation
  • Motivated by results

Colas is an equal opportunities employer.  We encourage applicants from all minority groups.