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Environmental Engineer



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
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