Also called: Chief, Pesticides and Toxic Substances Branch, Environmental Engineer, Global Director Air and Climate Change, Sanitary Engineer
What they do:Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.
On the job, you would:
- Design or supervise the design of systems, processes, or equipment for control, management, or remediation of water, air, or soil quality.
- Advise corporations or government agencies of procedures to follow in cleaning up contaminated sites to protect people and the environment.
- Collaborate with environmental scientists, planners, hazardous waste technicians, engineers, experts in law or business, or other specialists to address environmental problems.
Engineering and Technology
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
Safety and Government
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
Computer aided design CAD software
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
See more details at O*NET OnLine about environmental engineers.