Environmental Consulting & Engineering Services - from Concept to Reality



"ESS staff are recognized leaders, innovators, and experts in their fields. They have a wealth of experience and are dedicated to technical excellence. This is a major factor in maintaining our high performance work culture and keeping ESS on the cutting edge of our industry."

Liz Gowell

Elizabeth T. Gowell

Vice President

Elizabeth Gowell is an ESS Group, Inc. Vice President and Senior Project Manager with more than 20 years of experience in marine biology studies, coastal planning and permitting, aquatic resource assessments, and management of field investigations involving sediment, water, and ecological community sampling and analysis. Ms. Gowell specializes in developing and implementing regulatory strategy for various large, interdisciplinary development projects. She is involved in all phases of project development from planning and siting through permitting to construction, has been responsible for the preparation of numerous environmental impact reports and permit applications, has served as the project representative at public meetings, and provided expert testimony.

Ms. Gowell's project experience includes power generation facilities, electric transmission and natural gas pipeline projects, marine terminals, marinas, and large-scale commercial developments. She also currently oversees the company's strategic and marketing and human resources initiatives, including business development, training, recruitment, performance management, compensation, and benefits.

Related Experience

Director of Communications, MIT Sea Grant College Program
Director of Communications, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Assistant Director of Education, New England Aquarium


BA, Biology, Middlebury College, 1978
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Spring 1977