An environmental engineer develops techniques to recover usable materials and reduce waste created during manufacture of a product, including energy. Environmental engineers also design air pollution control for power companies and may also be responsible for monitoring systems in a facility for compliance with environmental regulations.
Environmental Engineer Skills:
- Prepare, review and update environmental investigation and recommendation reports.
- Design and supervise the development of systems processes or equipment for control, management, or remediation of water, air, or soil quality.
- Obtain, update, and maintain plans, permits, and standard operating procedures.
- Provide technical-level support for environmental remediation and litigation projects, including remediation system design and determination of regulatory applicability.
- Monitor progress of environmental improvement programs.
Environmental Engineer also need to:
- Communicate effectively verbally and through writing.
- Have integrity and follow the standards of the company and engineering profession.
- Understand the importance of hard work and have a positive attitude.
- Anticipate what needs to be done and take action.
- Work cooperatively with others.
- Identify and solve problems in a systematic way.
An entry-level engineer needs a Bachelor of Science in Engineering or the equivalent. To view a list of available degree programs in your area, use the Google Map locator.