Wootton replaces Carl Wilde, who left in February to join Robertson after 18 years with the company.
He joins the £190m turnover firm after more than 22 years at Galliford Try, where he started as a graduate trainee engineer.
“This is an extremely exciting opportunity and one that I could not pass up,” said Wootton, who will now head up the division based at Seddon’s North West offices in Bolton.
“The company has been involved in a number of prominent projects including One City Place in Chester and will soon commence on site with schemes for Stockport Council and Pegasus Life in Wilmslow.”
Wootton will also head up Seddon’s small works, maintenance and painting divisions which have recently been successful in securing a series of major contracts for clients such as Co-operative Food and Premier Inn hotels as well as securing a place on all lots on the North West Construction Hub low value framework.
Seddon’s latest appointment comes as it grows and restructures its board nationally.
The firm’s first major restructure since the Seddon Group divided into three businesses in 2013 has seen the appointment of regional directors each leading divisions in Bolton, Birmingham, Stoke and North Wales.
In the past two years, Seddon has bolstered its senior team with the appointments of Eamonn Burns and Steve Davies to head up the firm’s Midlands operations, along with Duncan Williams as regional housing director at its North West offices.