Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering appoints new director


Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering has announced the appointment of Jane Towse-Laval as director, responsible for providing strategic leadership to the company’s portfolio of geotechnical projects across the UK

Having joined Balfour Beatty as a Graduate Engineer in 1988, Towse-Laval has spent over 30 years with the company playing a key role in the successful delivery of diaphragm walls, plunge columns and piling works across a number of prestigious projects including: Heathrow’s Terminal 2B; one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe – the One Nine Elms development; and Marble Arch Place.

Most recently, Towse-Laval held the position of director of VolkerGround Engineering since 2018, leading its transformation from an internal support capability to a successful business in its own right. 

Returning to Balfour Beatty following her transformation of VolkerGround Engineering in the last year, Towse-Laval is testament to Balfour Beatty’s commitment to attracting, training and retaining market-leading experts to offer customers the best capabilities whilst providing the quality leadership required to drive forward world-class projects.

Steve Helliwell, managing director of Balfour Beatty’s Living Places, Ground Engineering and Balvac businesses, said: “I am delighted that Towse-Laval has decided to return to Balfour Beatty to provide strategic direction to our Ground Engineering business.

“Her extensive experience in delivering complex Ground Engineering solutions combined with her in-depth knowledge of the industry, will further strengthen our client relationships and reaffirm our position as a leading player in the sector.”

Jane Towse-Laval, director of Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering, said: “It is an honour to return to Balfour Beatty. Utilising the knowledge and skills I have honed at the company over the last 30 years, I look forward to further developing the business and delivering quality Ground Engineering projects for our customers.”


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