Careers

Finding the right career path is important for achieving a fulfilling life, and making a decision to invest your time, energy and commitment to a company is equally important. At Collard we understand the importance of having the best people to help us achieve our goals. That’s why anyone who joins the company can expect returns on the commitment they make in the form of excellent working conditions, pension, competitive salary, uniforms (where required), and excellent social benefits.

Collard is always on the lookout for skilled and qualified applicants to join its ever growing team. Take a look through our current vacancies below and apply for a role today. Job vacancies arise regularly at Collard, so please feel free to leave your details and upload your CV, even if we do not currently have a vacancy suitable for you.

With an annual turnover in excess of £50 million,Collard runs a modern fleet of specialist demolition machinery and an extensive transport fleet therefore you would have the opportunity to be involved with some of the best plant and machinery in the industry. The company has 9 depots, including a scrapyard and metal recycling centre in Wokingham, and provides skip hire in Reading, Basingstoke and beyond.

We Are An Equal Opportunities Employer

The Collard Group is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. All applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender, reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (Protected Characteristics).

Vacancies are open to all potential candidates from the diverse section of the labour market and beyond. All our advertisements will avoid stereotyping or using wording that may discourage particular groups or individuals from applying.

 
Estimator - Eversley
Vacancy - Estimator This is a full time position based at our Office in Eversley, Hampshire and will suit a dynamic Estimator with industry experience seeking a key management position and long term career progression opportunities. Key Responsibilities Understanding the legal requirements (including health, safety and the environmental matters) for each tender Understanding the contractual requirements (e.g. drawn information, scope of works and specifications) for those tenders Understanding the industry standards that are required to be met. Engaging with specialist subcontractors, suppliers, designers and utility companies (or similar) to ensure we submit a competitive an accurate tender. Establish what resources are required for the efficient...
 
Plant Operators - Various Locations
Vacancies - Plant Operators The Collard Group are currently seeking plant operators with experience in either demolition or recycling. Current vacancies include: Recycling Facilities 360 Machine Operators (Recyling) -  Andover & Eversley Shovel Operator - Andover & Eversley Crusher Operator -  Covering recycling facilities in Southampton, Andover, Didcot, Farnham, Aldershot Wash Plant Supervisor - Eversley Contracting Sites Bulldozer Operator - Various Sites Crusher Operator -  Various Sites  Typical Responsibilities Operating and maintaining plant in a safe and responsible manner, being mindful of all other site users and visitors, at all times. Ensuring production targets are met whilst...
 
Mobile Plant Fitter - Various Locations
Mobile Plant Fitter - Southampton, Andover & Basingstoke The Collard Group are currently seeking to appoint an Experienced Mobile Plant Fitter to assume responsibility for plant maintenance across a number of sites and activities across Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and further afield for our contracting sites. The Role Your role will be to undertake planned, reactive maintenance and emergency running repairs to our plant. You will be responsible for servicing, maintaining and repairing both fixed and mobile processing equipment i.e. Powerscreen, McCloskey, Pegson & Kiverco etc along with mobile equipment such as CAT, Hitachi, Liebherr, Volvo etc. The Successful Candidate will: Have a good technical knowledge of our plant and machinery Be confident with...
 
Quantity Surveyor - Eversley
Quantity Surveyor - Eversley The Quantity Surveyor (QS) is part of the Demolition Team and reports to the Commercial Manager. The role of the QS is a full time position based at our Office in Eversley Hampshire but involves travelling to a number of sites. The size, complexity and geographical location of the projects vary considerably. We carry out projects of any size within a 30 mile radius of our North Hampshire Head Office but we work throughout the South of England and, occasionally, beyond on larger projects. Key Responsibilities Producing applications for payment including valuation of variations and loss and/or expense. Agreement of interim payment amounts with Clients, monitoring when payments notices are due/received/outstanding. Preparing project budgets in...
 
Senior Plant Manager - Eversley
The Collard Group are pleased to offer this exciting new role created to support the business in delivering its long term ambitious growth plans and increasing investment in plant and machinery. This role will suit an experienced plant manager who is seeking senior management experience. Key Responsibilities Lead and motivate fitters, engineers and welders ensuring their performances are assessed and improved where necessary. Supporting the engineers with diagnosing complex mechanical issues Undertaking random site spot checks to ensure plant operators are completing their daily inspections and service routines correctly Review and improve processes around damage charges including labour and parts Recruitment of fitters and engineers. Implementation of a new plant...
 
Sales Manager
Vacancy: Sales Manager (Aggregates) - Eversley This is senior management position reporting into the Divisional Managing Director with the key responsibility for delivering significant sales growth for the Aggregates division. You and your sales team will manage all existing and new customers, track the market and spot potential new opportunities as well as delivering the growth expectations for existing opportunities. We are looking for the successful candidate to be responsible for: Managing and developing the sales team who is responsible for generating new business in the region through proactive targeting and business development Recruitment and building of a team to deliver significant growth on the South Coast and Oxfordshire areas. Developing and delivering the...
 
Group Buyer - Eversley
Due to continued growth, the Collard Group has an exciting new opportunity for a Group Buyer with responsibility for a wide variety of procurement activities and management of our stores. If you feel you could be the right person for this role we would love to hear from you. We are looking for the successful candidate to fully embrace and deliver the following; Support the Group Finance Director in identifying opportunities to generate cost savings and efficiencies across the Group Materials procurement for the demolition and civil engineering division liaising closely with project quantity surveyors Management of the contracting stores including developing systems for stock control and contract costings Leading on supply contact negotiations and the management of...
 
Business Development Manager (Aggregates) - Southampton
Vacancy: Business Development Manager (Aggregates) - Southampton This exciting new role has been created to deliver significant sales growth for the Aggregates division as part of a major expansion of our Southampton recycling facility. You will manage all existing and new customers, track the market and spot potential new opportunities as well as delivering the growth expectations for the area. We are looking for the successful candidate to fully embrace and deliver the following: Generating new business in the region through proactive targeting and business development. Delivering the sales strategy including account management and identification of new outlets Hitting volume and Average Selling Price budgets Developing...
 
Fixed Plant Engineer - Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire
Reporting to the Plant Director, the Fixed Plant Engineer assume responsibility for maintaining and repairs to our fixed waste processing plants across 6 sites in Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Key Responsibilities Undertaking planned & reactive maintenance and repairs to our waste processing equipment (Kiverco, Bluemac & M&K) including conveyors, screens, trommels and density separators. Developing the preventative maintenance systems to reduce downtime and maximise efficiencies Involvement in new installation projects and fabrications where needed Continually seeking opportunities for process improvements. The Successful Candidate will: Have a good technical knowledge of our plant and machinery Be confident with hydraulics,...
 
Weighbridge Administrator - Wokingham Metal Recycling
Job Summary Reporting to the Site Manager, the Weighbridge Administrator is responsible for correctly billing and recording all incoming and outgoing vehicles on the weighbridge system and their overall compliance with site and safety regulations. Supporting with day to day office administration. Key Responsibilities Monitor and record all incoming and outgoing vehicle movements via the weighbridge system (FRED) Oversee scrap purchases and produce self-billing invoices Frontline customer service, fielding enquiries from internal and external customers face-to-face, via email and telephone Generate Purchase Orders for office supplies, PPE, tools etc and update received materials on Evolution M system Registration of scrap vehicles received onto the DVLA portal...
 
HGV Drivers (Class 1 & 2) - Various Locations
Vacancies - HGV Drivers We are currently seeking to appoint a number of HGV drivers with waste and aggregates experience that have the ability to drive vehicles including bulker, skip, tipper and grab lorries based out of sites in Southampton, Andover, Eversley, Reading and Didcot. We'd be interested in hearing from experienced candidates across our full area, although this is the list of current live vacancies. Class 1 Bulker Driver (Andover or Eversley) Class 2 Skip or RoRo Driver (Reading, Andover, Eversley) Class 2 Trade Waste / Dust Cart Driver (Eversley or Andover)  Class 2 Tipper Drivers (Eversley) The successful candidate will be required to undertake daily driving duties whilst complying with all legal obligations and Company...
 
Recycling Operatives & Pickers - Various Locations
Vacancies - Recycling Operatives & Pickers The recycling line picker is responsible for safe and efficient segregation of recyclable materials by picking materials from the processing line for further recycling. Positions available in Andover, Didcot, Eversley, Farnham, Reading and Southampton,    Key Responsibilities Picking selected materials from a moving conveyor to maximise recycling rates Housekeeping to ensure that the facilities are kept clean, tidy and free of trip hazards Supporting with maintenance of the plant, if required General duties throughout the facility Following health and safety rules and procedures In order to be successful in this role, you must have: Previous experience of picking or labouring Knowledge of the...