Ecological clerk of works

Our ecologists have extensive experience of working as an Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) during the construction of a development project and how to discharge the role effectively

Our ecologists have extensive experience of working as an Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) during the construction of a development project and how to discharge the role effectively. The role of an ECoW is to undertake the monitoring, auditing and incident reporting required during the supervision of contractors. The ECoW is required to identify site constraints and ensure their protection while educating and informing all operatives working on the construction project. We have experience in the successful implement of a wide range of general mitigation measures which can be used to protect, enhance and restore ecological receptors. All our suitably qualified ecologists have excellent communication skills in order to conduct tool-box talks, ecological site inductions as well as client and landowner liaison and record-keeping.

Wind Farms (2010 – 13)

  • Carried out pre-construction mammal surveys for two wind farms in County Derry.
  • Liaised with the contractor to mow the vegetation and sterilise the construction corridor prior to the bird breeding season.
  • Undertook breeding bird surveys and vantage point watches across the site during the construction year.
  • Advised the contractor and the client (SSER) on revegetation techniques on peatland habitats and conducted a trial to ascertain if sphagnum/heather can be successfully encouraged to grow on areas of bare (and recolonising) peat.
  • Completed reports detailing the works for the statutory authorities to demonstrate planning compliance.
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