Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineer

Overview

An Environmental engineer is responsible for researching problems within the environment and creating solutions for areas like water and air pollution and waste management.

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Develop recommendations and regulations to prevent future issues with environmental pollution
  • Using scientific data, research and analyze naturally occurring environmental weather patterns to make recommendations for preserving habits
  • Provide technical support in day-to-day operations of food, ethanol, oil and feed production
  • Ensure compliance with environmental regulations
  • Create company environmental management system and protocols
  • Read and analyze maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photographs, soil composition, terrain, and other topographical and geological data
  • Implement companywide priorities for waste minimization and environmental stewardship
  • Train fellow employees on environmental compliance practices and requirements

What education and training is required?

A bachelor’s degree in agricultural, civil, environmental or chemical engineering is required.

To pursue a career as an Environmental Engineer:

The following high school courses are recommended:agricultural education, a focus on science, earth science, biology, botany, chemistry, biology and mathematics.

Typical Employers:

Employed by plant research companies, food science companies, governmental organizations, schools/universities and environmental organizations.

Future Job Market/Outlook

The future outlook for Environmental Engineers is projected to be excellent.

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations:

  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers