The two-year project is designed to prevent flooding and enhance water quality.
Scottish Water first announced a £250m investment package for the wider Glasgow area in 2013. Three years into its five-year plan it has announced a new £17m sewer, one mile long, in addition to two new combined sewer overflows for Renfrewshire's largest town.
Amey will install the 1.5m diameter interceptor sewer using a microtunnel boring machine.
Kevin Fowlie, Amey's managing director for utilities, said: “We are excited to be delivering this vital infrastructure for the Paisley community. This landmark project marks the beginning of our involvement in the SR15 managed delivery framework, which will see us deliver £100m of projects for Scottish Water over the next five years.
“This project harnesses the many skills that Amey can offer, through design, tunnelling, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical works. It also shows our commitment to creating better places for local communities to live, work and travel, by way of a combination of technical expertise and careful consideration of the local community and its wildlife.”
Joanna Peebles, Scottish Water’s regional communities team manager, said: “This important project will significantly improve the environment on the White Cart and the Espedair Burn and, in turn, the River Clyde.”