Environmental Clerk of Works

18 Sep 2019
16 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client has unparalleled international experience in infrastructure projects, bridges, highways, tunnels, dams and marine works.

As a result of a significant award in the Aberdeen area they are now looking to appoint experienced Environmental Clerk of Works, ideally with previous experience as an ECOW on a construction project, ideally a port or harbour development.

In this instance my client is looking for interested applicants who already live in the Aberdeen area (or commutable) and/or are willing to relocate on a permanent basis

This role involves providing Environmental Clerk of Works (ECOW) duties to ensure that environmental quality standards and the commitments within the consent documents are adhered to during the construction Project. The ECOW will work on both terrestrial and marine aspects of the project. The ECOW will be responsible for a number of surveys, implementation of mitigation measures and maintaining a full record of the progress of environmental works. In particular, the ECOW will work closely with the Environmental Manager on implementation of landscape and habitat Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMPs). The ECOW will be based on site for the complete duration of construction activities.


Responsible for ensuring all necessary ECOW duties as described within the CEMPs are completed including:

Vegetation checks & watching briefs prior to & during site clearance work Otter, breeding bird and other surveys (either undertaking or managing their implementation)

Monitor and advise on mitigation, habitat creation & enhancement schemes

Site monitoring for protected/invasive species constraints

Responsible for working with marine contractor implementing mitigation in the marine environment ensuring all necessary records are kept and compiling reports as required

Delivering Tool Box Talks and briefing sessions for the construction team Responsible for maintaining a full record of the progress on implementation of CEMPs including the landscape, ecological, archaeological and other environmental aspects.

Inspect materials and goods for compliance with the stated standards and to make sure that they are properly stored and protected

Regular client/contractor/stakeholder liaison

Regular liaison with Environmental disciplines.

On-site meetings with contractor/construction manager/environment manager

Advising contractor/client on public liaison relating to ecological issues Maintain a full record of the progress of the Environmental Works and maintain an activity schedule for purposes of recording progress with environmental works and invoicing

Obtaining instructions for unforseen and additional works beyond current scope and issue of early warnings relating to project risk

Working closely with the Environmental Manager and Consents and Community Liaison Manager to maintain the Consents Register, Consents Programme, Know your Consent document and other consenting and environmental documentation


At least 3 years previous experience as an ECOW on a construction project, ideally a port or harbour development.

Previous experience of working practically and flexibly across a broad array of environmental aspects ideally including experience in the marine and terrestrial environments.

Previous experience completing ECOW duties such as habitat surveys, monitoring and implementing mitigation

Previous experience of environmental management through implementation of EMS

Previous experience building constructive relationships with both the construction team employed and other stakeholders

Previous experience implementing Construction Environmental Management Plans

Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate articulately

Resilient with the confidence and courage to challenge behaviours and issues

Qualifications Required:

Suitable scientific/engineering based technical/professional qualification such as Degree, HNC or equivalent experience