Smith was managing director of the South and Interiors business unit of Galliford Try’s Building South region.
He was a key part of the team responsible for growing the division from a turnover of £158m in 2006 to £235m in 2011 by delivering new build construction and fit out projects over a broad range of sectors in the London and South East regions.
Andrew Ridley-Barker, MD of Vinci Construction UK said: “Dave Smith brings a wealth of relevant expertise to the role and will add value for clients through his extensive knowledge and experience of the construction sector in London and the South.
“It’s an area where we already have a strong base for future growth.”
Smith said: “I am delighted to be joining Vinci Construction UK.
“My previous experience will complement that of the teams in London and the South and further enhance the presence of the company in this strategically important market.”