Applications Manager, Construction/Safety/Equipment

Subsidiary: Colas Inc.


Colas IS Support is the information technology arm of the North America business for Colas and is based in Denver, Colorado. Colas ISS strives to make Colas an industry leader through developing custom mobile applications and business intelligence tools, supporting core applications, maintaining our infrastructure, and much more. Through a partnership with the Colas Companies in the USA & Canada Colas IS Support helps empower our employees for success while also providing direct contact with users and other innovators across the organization. To learn more about Colas IS Support visit

Throughout our local Colas companies, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain.

Colas IS Support and the Colas companies in North America are part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit



Job Summary

The Manager of Construction software will direct a team of technical and functional Business Analysts supporting and developing software solutions for the Construction, Equipment and Safety domains of Colas North America. The Manager’s focus will be leadership of the team toward quality and on time implementation of solutions, continued development of team, and compliance with the organization’s processes. The Construction Manager will drive the team in understanding the customer need and the larger business objectives that a product or feature will fulfill, articulates what success looks like for a product, and rallies a team to turn that vision into a reality.

Main Responsibilities

  • Mentors and motivates team members.
  • Supervises solutions using various software including HCSS HeavyJob and HeavyBid, JD Edwards Contract Management and Job Cost Management modules and various custom developed solutions.
  • Mentors team in functional, technical design, implementation and support of the applications mentioned above.
  • Supervises data gathering, design, development, validation, and deployment of software solutions, ensuring continuity, quality, and on-time delivery.
  • Monitors team’s project progress by tracking activity, resolving problems, recommending actions.
  • Facilitates compliance with internal processes including systems development methodology, time collection, reporting.
  • Performs administrative management and leadership duties along with hands-on analysis and technical work.
  • Participates with Management Team in setting organization objectives, plans.
  • Creatively supports Construction objectives by gathering information, reviewing vendor software in the market and recommending business software solutions.
  • Review and approve specifications and designs.
  • Review and approve test coverage on projects and change requests.
  • Ensure the transition to support phase is completed appropriately with proper documentation.
  • Improves systems by studying current practices, designing improvements.
  • Reports to the Director of Applications
  • Available for Travel up to 25% in US and Canada

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer science or similar
  • Experience in construction materials industry.
  • 5 plus years of direct report Management
  • Strong SQL and relational databases skills
  • Excels at data gathering, defining requirements and software design
  • Positive demeanor and good work ethic
  • Ability to multi-task and work to deadlines
  • Exceptional written, verbal & listening communication skills
  • Strong work and personal ethics

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience with any of the following or similar applications:
  • HCSS HeavyJob and HeavyBid, and JD Edwards.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and JIRA software.
  • Experience in the road construction industry.
  • French speaking



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