He joins at the end of May and will focus on project and digital engineering, design management and quality.
Peter Williams was most recently with consultant Aecom, where he was in charge of building engineering across Europe, the Middle East and Africa region. Before that, he headed building services engineering for WSP and previously spent 10 years at Arup, latterly as its building engineering leader in London.
Laing O’Rourke group technical director Paul Westbury said: “I am delighted that Peter is joining us. He is a highly accomplished and respected engineer with a wealth of experience in leading project design and delivery, across many market sectors, from the very earliest engagement with clients, through to on-site delivery and onward operations. His detailed understanding of engineering definition and design will help us to set our projects up for success and enable us to work more effectively with our design consultants, right from the very outset.”