The department will initially operate within Elgin-based Robertson Northern, with a view to being rolled out across the Group’s other regional construction businesses in the near future.
The contractor said the move would allow it to keep more skills in house while bringing its infrastructure expertise to bear on a wider range of contracts.
Frank Reid, managing director of Robertson Northern, said: “Our Small Works Department will really benefit local businesses and individuals looking for a trusted contractor with local skills and experience.
“Robertson will deliver these projects with the same attention to detail as we do larger projects.
“Importantly, for our existing customers, there will be no change to our day-to-day operations, with the Small Works Department working alongside Robertson Northern’s existing contracts.”
The Small Works department will be led by Duncan Gibson, commercial director of Robertson Northern.
He said: “In the initial stages of launching the department we will be working with the teams already employed within the Northern business, as well as utilising our well-established supply chain to deliver projects.
“Our hopes are to grow the business over the next five years and expand the employee base as we take on more projects.”