Ecological Clerk of Works

Posted 18 September 2023
Salary £300 per day
Job type Contract - Full Time
DisciplineHighways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameMatthew Ulysses

Job description

Ecological Clerk of Works
Temporary - Full time (40 hours per week)

What we need:
Are you passionate about ecology and environmental conservation? Do you have experience in ecological site surveys and a deep understanding of relevant legislation and survey techniques? If so, we are looking for an Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) to join our clients team. The company are involved in major highways projects around the UK in several locations like Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Kent and the West Midlands 
What you will do:
·As an Ecological Clerk of Works, you will be responsible for:
·Conducting ecological site surveys, including protected species surveys, Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA), and Phase 1 habitat surveys.
·Providing site checks and conducting destructive searches as necessary to ensure compliance with ecological protection measures.
·Ensuring strict compliance with relevant legislation, planning conditions, and associated documents to minimize risks and project delays.
·Supervising contractors and ensuring they adhere to protected species license requirements and environmental protection measures.
·Offering expert advice to construction and clearance teams regarding ecological constraints, mitigation strategies, and enhancement opportunities.
·Generating and contributing to comprehensive reports related to ecological findings and compliance.
·Demonstrating a strong knowledge of ecology, relevant legislation, survey techniques, and the planning process.
·Engaging with various stakeholders, including Wildlife Trusts, Environmental Health Officers, Natural England, Heritage England, Environment Agency, Lead Local Flood Authorities, and others.

What you will need:
To excel in this role, you should have:
·A degree in ecology or a related field.
·Proven experience in ecological site surveys, including protected species surveys, PEA, and Phase 1 habitat surveys.
·Experience as an Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) is highly desirable.
·In-depth knowledge of ecological legislation, survey techniques, and the planning process.
·Strong communication skills and the ability to engage with various stakeholders.
·Excellent organisational and project management skills.
·The flexibility to travel to project sites as needed.
·A commitment to environmental conservation and sustainable development.
What to do now:
If you are ready to make a positive impact on the environment and have the skills and experience required for this role, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume, a cover letter detailing your relevant experience, and any other supporting documents to
Carrington West and our client are equal opportunity employers. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.