Andrew Wyllie joins the ICE top table in November when Sir John Armitt, also a former Costain CEO, steps up to become president, in succession to David Balmforth.
The existing ICE vice presidents are Tim Broyd – in line for presidency next year – Robert Mair, Keith Clarke, Adrian Coy, Stephen Fox and Zara Lamont.
Mr Wyllie’s appointment makes him the recommendation of the ICE council for election as president for 2018/19.
“I am delighted to be taking up the role as vice president,” Mr Wyllie said. “I look forward to contributing to the great work the Institution does in promoting our industry and developing young talent.”