VRS Inspectors Assistant / Maintenance Operative

Date: 16 Jun 2024

Location: Mallow, Cork, IE, Mallow

Company: Colas

The Colas Group operates internationally in every aspect of construction and maintenance for roads and for other types of transport infrastructure as well as on projects involving urban development and recreational facilities.  The COLAS operation in Ireland primarily involves the distribution of bitumen products, emulsion manufacturing, chemical manufacturing and the provision of specialist road maintenance services on the national, regional and local roads network. COLAS in Ireland is an all island cross border business operating from 14 locations. 

Role Details

Colas JV are currently recruiting for Vehicle Restraint Systems (VRS) inspectors assistant / maintenance operative to join the team on a contract for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). The role will involve assisting the VRS inspector in his daily survey activities, the carrying out of traffic management tasks, locating utilities, vegetation clearance, excavations, concrete works, maintenance / repair of VRS systems, and install of new VRS systems. The works will involve working on and near live roads on the National Primary and National Secondary roads. The location of the works will be in the Southern region of Ireland which consists of counties Kerry, Cork, Waterford Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Laois and Offaly. The VRS Crew depot is located in Mallow, Co Cork

Qualifications and Skills Requirement

Education / Training Requirements Essential

  • Full B, C1E Driving Licence
  • Solas Safe pass
  • Solas CSCS – 360 Excavator
  • Solas CSCS Signing Lighting Guarding (SLG, 3-day)
  • Solas CSCS Locating Underground Services
  • Solas CSCS Telescopic Handler
  • Solas CSCS Slinger/Signaller
  • Level 3 High Speed Training
  • Lantra NHSS 10b foundation course (green card) (or equivalent National or International Scheme) 2
  • Lantra NHSS 10b installer course (blue card) (or equivalent National or International Scheme). A significant amount of training specific to the role is provided and a willingness to learn and to develop in order to gain qualifications required to carry out the duties involved is essential


  • Self-Starter
  • Ability to work on own initiative or part of a team.
  • Good communication skills to liaise with various clients & contractors when required and to present a professional image to members of the public.
  • Time management
  • Adaptable and flexible to the range of works required.
  • Flexibility with regard working time arrangements and travel requirements.
  • Full Driving licence
  • Fluent English