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Clark, Waite and Donaldson to head consolidated Balfour Beatty divisions

29 Oct 12 Balfour Beatty has named the senior managers who will lead its restructured Construction Services UK division.

As previously reported, from January 2013, six subsidiary companies will be merged into a single company, operating through three divisions.

Mansell, Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering, Balfour Beatty

Major Civil Engineering, Balfour Beatty Construction Scottish & Southern, Balfour

Beatty Construction Northern and Balfour Beatty Engineering Services will no longer be distinct companies. Their support functions such as HR, finance, procurement and IT will be merged into a single operation, with 650 jobs to go..

Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK will operate through Major Projects, Regional and Engineering Services.

Bob Clark will be managing director of Major Projects, supported by Stephen Tarr as executive director.

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Mr Clark is a 33-year Balfour Beatty veteran and since 2005 has been managing director of Balfour Beatty Construction Scottish & Southern.

Steve Waite will be managing director of the Regional business, supported by Rob Walker as executive director. Mr Waite joined Balfour Beatty in 2003 with the acquisition of Mansell, which he heads. He has worked for Mansell since 1970.

Dave Donaldson will head Engineering Services, supported by Phil McGuire. Mr Donaldson started with Balfour Beatty 34 years ago on the Sellafield nuclear site and is currently managing director of Balfour Beatty Construction Northern.

Some sub brands that are felt to be valued in their specific markets will be retained. These include Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering and Balfour Beatty Engineering Services respectively. Birse Civils and Raynesway Construction will be retained for specific civil engineering customers while Mansell and OPL will remain as names for regional building and interior fit out capabilities respectively.

Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK CEO Mike Peasland said: “2013 will be a pivotal year for us and these changes will help us to focus even more on what we’re known for – delivering innovative, quality projects. Our transformed structure will help us to realise our four strategic priorities; engaging our people, becoming partner of choice, building on our trusted brand and achieving operational excellence. We’re looking forward to offering an even better service to our customers, partners, employees and the wider society for whom we build.”

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