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.
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