Bayliss will move from his current position next month as Executive Vice President, Skanska UK, to the post of Senior Vice President, Operational Efficiency.
He will focus on “how Skanska projects and the wider business can become more efficient and customer-oriented.”
Bayliss joined Skanska UK in 2007 as Project Director for the £1bn PFI redevelopment of St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London hospitals.
He became a member of Skanska UK’s Executive Management Team in 2008 and has spent the past five years as Chief Finance Officer.
Mike Putnam, President and CEO Skanska UK, said: “During his career, Roger has gained an exceptional breadth of experience across the construction sector, having been both the client and contractor in the UK and overseas.
“He is a big advocate of modern methods of construction, including building information modelling, offsite fabrication and industrialisation.
“These are all key components that will help Skanska globally to deliver building and infrastructure projects more safely, sustainably and cost effectively.
“Roger has made an excellent contribution to Skanska UK over the last eight years. I congratulate him on his new role, which is a great opportunity that very much plays to his strengths.”
Other members of Skanska UK’s Executive Management Team will assume his current responsibilities.
Bayliss added: “With the development of new technologies and construction methods, we are at a time of significant change for the industry.
“It’s an excellent opportunity to drive more efficient ways of working that deliver the best possible solutions for customers.
“This new role demonstrates our commitment to leading this change, where we can learn and share best practice from our global areas of operation.
“I’m very much looking forward to the challenges ahead, following a hugely enjoyable eight years spent at Skanska UK.”