West joins from developer Landsec where she was Head of Development for their London portfolio.
Before that she was Commercial Director at HS2, Head of Commercial Procurement for the London Underground and Commercial Director at Tube Lines.
West replaces Dave Smith who spent just over a year in the role and has joined Kent based contractor AMCM Group.
Dean Banks, Chief Executive Officer of Balfour Beatty’s UK Construction Services business, said: “I am delighted to welcome Beth to the Balfour Beatty team.
“Beth’s extensive experience in overseeing major infrastructure projects, combined with her innovative forward thinking, will help drive the Southern business whilst engaging our people to deliver schemes which will leave a positive lasting legacy in the region.”
West said: “As a market leading company, it is an honour to join Balfour Beatty. I look forward to strengthening our customer relationships in the South whilst delivering safe, quality projects for our customers.”