Vickers will take up his new role at the £140m turnover privately owned contractor in February 2017.
Vickers joins Clugston after a six-month stint as director at Carillion Construction Services.
Before that he spent three years as a divisional director at Balfour Beatty.
Vickers will replace Stephen Martin who is leaving Clugston after ten year to become director general at the Institute of Directors.
John Clugston, chairman of Clugston Group, said: “We are delighted to announce Bob Vickers will be joining as Group chief executive in early February.
“I am sure his experience will be invaluable to us. I am looking forward to working with him and wish him every success.
“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Stephen Martin for his long service and loyalty to the company, as well as for his support during the smooth transition.
“He has been a most effective CEO. We wish him all the best for the future as he takes up his new role.”