Quantity surveyor and former Davis Langdon senior partner Paul Morrell is understood to have been appointed as the government’s Chief Construction Adviser.
The role will be to guide the government’s construction procurement strategy, and promote innovation and sustainability in the industry.
Construction industry bodies have been lobbying for such a role for some time.
NCE understands that the position, which is part-time, will be supported by a backroom staff likely to include civil engineers to guide decisions.
A formal announcement is expected from the government’s department of Business Innovation and Skills tomorrow.