He replaces Bruce Dickson, who is taking up a new wider role within Royal BAM Group as transformation director for the UK and Ireland.
Ward has enjoyed a 40-year career with BAM to date, joining the business in 1980.
His career spans project and construction management roles and he has led many high-profile projects including the V&A Dundee and BAM’s present Atlantic Square scheme.
BAM’s business in Scotland employs some 110 people directly.
Its portfolio includes current project such as Capital Square and The Johnny Walker Experience in Edinburgh, several health and leisure centres, as well as education projects spanning primary schools to large campuses, and museum and art gallery developments, among others.
Ward said: “I am privileged to be leading BAM Construction in Scotland. We have a fantastic business here with well-established roots, a very capable supply chain, and remarkable clients.
“These continue to be challenging times for construction. I know that we must be great team players and support our people and our supply chains to work safely through the pandemic. It has never been more important to be a people-focused business than it is now.”