Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW)


Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW)


An Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) or Environmental Clerk of Works (EnvCoW) provides advice about ecological and environmental and issues during the construction of a development. Typical issues include protected species, pollution, surface water management, material management, air quality and noise. The ECoW will monitor works to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, planning conditions and associated documents (e.g. Construction Environment Management Plan – CEMP) and to help reduce risks and delays.

We have provided ECoW services to large, high-profile and environmentally-sensitive projects for which we have developed robust approaches to managing risks. Our proven experience in supporting large infrastructure developments means that we understand the challenges of construction projects in a range of landscapes and at a variety of scales, and how to work effectively with project teams and contactors.

Staff from several disciplines, notably Ecologists, Hydrologists, Planners and Engineers, work closely together to provide an integrated ECoW service. This means that our ECoWs have a good understanding of complex issues and can call on the support of other specialists.

The ecology project team are all members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and senior staff hold Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) Status and membership of the Association of Environmental and Ecological Clerk of Works (AEECoW).