Environmental Engineer

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 Engineers 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.

Education/Experience Needed:

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 Get Into Energy Training Program Locator.

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Average Annual Electrical Engineer Salary: $86,800

From O*NET. Will vary depending on geographic location.