Exclusive: Contractor appoints four regional directors to head up its new engineering services business stream

Dave Donaldson - Balfour Beatty

Dave Donaldson - Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty has appointed a clutch of new directors to head up the regional divisions of its new engineering services business.

As exclusively revealed by Building last week, Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK has finalised the detail of its wide-ranging restructure that will see the end of six operating companies and eight brands as the industry behemoth looks to slim down in the face of the ongoing downturn in the UK construction industry.

As part of the restructure, the firm will reshape its operations around three business streams - major projects; regional building & civils and engineering services - with four regional hubs.

As revealed last week, Dave Donaldson (pictured), current managing director of Balfour Beatty Construction Northern will head up the engineering services business stream, supported by Phil Maguire, currently Balfour Beatty’s head of building services, who has been appointed managing director of engineering services.

Today Building can reveal the contractor has now confirmed the four regional directors for the engineering services business (see chart below), with Gary Heitmann confirmed as regional director Midlands & Southwest; Mike Harris confirmed as regional director London & South-east; Derek Sander as regional director Scotland; and Mike Cooke as regional director North.

They will lead the work of the engineering services business in each region.

Alan Scott, who is currently managing director of Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, has been moved to the regional building & civils business stream, where he now takes the role of finance director.