Doug Tidswell has joined the Chester office of the Patrick Parsons multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy as a director this month.
He has spent more than 30 years in the property industry, most recently with Jones Lang LaSalle, where he worked at King Sturge.
He said: "I believe that a single firm providing such a wide range of services on a 'one stop shop' basis will give an enormous advantage to clients in these continuing challenging but improving times."
Patrick Parsons' previous projects in the region include work at the Liverpool Empire theatre and the Manchester BMX stadium. It is currently working at the Mono Pumps site in Chadderton, Oldham.
Patrick Parsons' Chester office employs five people.
Peter Stienlet, managing director, said: "Doug's appointment is an exciting step forward in our overall strategy to expand our client services. Doug also increases the strength of our management team which we need in our progression through the UK and into Europe."