Shaw aims to grow the Alton-based business to £50m within the next four years as part of a major expansion drive.
He brings over 30 years of industry knowledge and experience to the business having also previously worked utility contractor Enterprise and Amey.
Shaw will work with the board on the strategic development of the company and will be responsible for day to day management of the operational delivery of multi-disciplined activities.
Hanevo recently won a place on the Wessex Water AMP7 water framework, a first for the company.
Director Sorcha Hanley said: “The shareholders have taken time in finding the right person with the right values and knowledge to fit within our business.
“This is an important board appointment as the role will be key to how we develop within our challenging and exciting industry. With a proven track record in civil engineering, coupled with a strong background in contracting, Dave brings a wealth of industry experience to Hanevo and we wish him every success in his new role.”